Join us for the October Edition of 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 a book discussion, Q&A and a short reading from the author. Bring your copy of the book, and your curiosity!

Our October title is Following the River: Traces of Red River Women.Lorri Neilsen Glenn first discovered her great-grandmother’s tragic death in a passing comment from an aunt. Startled, she began to search out the history of her family, to understand the life of this woman she knew nothing about. Along the way Neilsen Glenn worked to unravel the issues of racism, sexism and colonial nation building that haunt us still.

In elegant prose and poetry she has created a story of pieces, bringing to life what she could find in newspaper reports and museums. Through these fragments and portraits she gives the reader a glimpse of the lives lived by her ancestors and by women like them. Following the River is a lyric reflection on women who have been erased from our history and what that means for today.Books are available for purchase at King’s Co-op Bookstore, or to borrow through the Halifax Public Library.