King’s Alumni Talks event series is an intimate networking opportunity for alumni across the globe to join together in community and conversation. 

Kate Cayley, BA(Hons)’01

Our first Alumni Talk features fiction writer, playwright and poet, Kate Cayley, BA(Hons)’01. Kate has written a short story collection, How You Were Born, two collections of poetry, When This World Comes to an End and Other Houses, a young adult novel, The Hangman in the Mirror, and a number of plays, both traditional and experimental. She has won the Trillium Book Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, an O. Henry Short Story Prize, and a Chalmers Fellowship, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the K. M. Hunter Award, and the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize and the CBC Prize in both poetry and fiction.

Join Kate at our Alumni Talk on Wednesday, December 16, 12-1 p.m. AST via Zoom, as she discusses her career, from founding a theatre company to publishing works of fiction and collections of poetry, followed by a round-table discussion with your fellow King’s alumni. 

Whether you’re an established author, or thinking about writing your first book, this is the perfect event for you! 

This event will be open to the first eight alumni who register, as well as two current students. For more information, or to register for this event, please email