Join us for the launch of the new King’s MFA book club! Hosted by the University of King’s College MFA programs in Creative Writing, the club will meet monthly at the Halifax Central Library. There, we’ll be joined by our authors – King’s alumni and faculty mentors – to talk about their books. Sessions will feature book discussion, Q&A, and a short reading from the author. Bring your copy of the book, and your curiosity!

Join Lezlie to talk about the process of writing The Volunteers: How Halifax Women Won the Second World War. The Volunteers is the untold story of Halifax women who geared up in a flash to focus on the comfort, community connections, and mental health of Halifax’s exploding population of sailors, soldiers, airmen, and merchant mariners. They did a job no government could have organized or afforded. They did it without being asked. And they did it with no respite from their daily duties. Thoroughly researched and compellingly told, and with a dozen archival images, The Volunteers examines the untold stories of the hardworking women whose unpaid and unacknowledged labour won the Second World War.Books are available at the King’s Co-op Bookstore and the Halifax Public Library.