Alumni Notes – October 2019

Alumni Notes - October 2019

Megan Wennberg’s Drag Kids claims Best Atlantic Documentary and Best Canadian Feature

Megan Wennberg’s, BJ’04, documentary Drag Kids has won Best Atlantic Documentary at the Atlantic International Film Festival and Best Canadian Feature at the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival.  “I am grateful for my time at King’s in the one-year Bachelor of Journalism program where I got to make my very first documentary in the advanced television workshop led by Edward Mowbray,” says Wennberg. This film was co-produced by Erin Oakes, 2006 and Edward Peill.

 Emma Norton runs for MP of Dartmouth – Cole Harbour

Emma Norton, BA(Hons)’12, is jumping into the political sphere for the very first time as she vies to be the Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour. Running for the NDP, Norton is a community leader, and advocate for climate justice. Norton is excited use her energy and fresh perspective to help her community. Read more.

Sue Harper self-publishes book on life after retirement

Sue Harper’s, MFA’16, new self-published book Winter in the City of Light: A Search for Self in Retirement chronicles her journey as she adapts to life after retirement and finds herself after moving to “the most exciting city in the world,” Paris. You can order a copy through the King’s Co-op Bookstore.

Jessica McDiarmid publishes book on missing and murdered Indigenous women

Jessica McDiarmid’s, BJ(Hons)’08, MFA’17, book Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was published in September by Penguin Random House (Canada) and Simon and Schuster (United States). Highway of Tears is a piercing exploration of our ongoing failure to provide justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and testament to their families and communities’ unwavering determination to find it. You can order a copy through the King’s Co-op Bookstore.

Philip Moscovitch publishes book on fermentation in Nova Scotia

Philip Moscovitch’s, MFA’19, Adventures in Bubbles and Brine will be published in October by Formac. In Adventures in Bubbles and Brine, fermentation enthusiast Moscovitch takes us on a tour of Nova Scotian ferments, and introduces us to the people who have taken this food trend to heart. You may even find a recipe or two in his book to try yourself! You can order a copy through the King’s Co-op Bookstore.

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