Graduating MFA students deliver readings from nonfiction works-in-progress

Graduating MFA students deliver readings from nonfiction works-in-progress

Graduating students in the University of King’s College Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction program will showcase their talents during two evenings of virtual public readings later this month.

The readings are part of Creative Campuses, a broader collaborative initiative to highlight the variety of creative work being done by students at Nova Scotia’s universities and community colleges.

During the public events at 8 p.m. Atlantic time on Monday, March 29, and Tuesday, March 30, the King’s MFA students—all members of the Class of 2021—will read from their nonfiction works-in-progress.

King’s two-year limited residency program provides students with the skills and mentorship they need to complete their own book-length manuscripts.

So far—and this will be only the program’s seventh graduating class—more than three dozen graduates have published books or have book contracts, and many have won regional and national literary awards for their work.

This year’s student projects cover the nonfiction waterfront—from memoir to literary nonfiction, journalist investigation, and personal essays.

The topics they tackle are equally eclectic:

  • navigating obsessive compulsive disorder,
  • exposing one of the most serious ethical scandals in Canadian medical history,
  • documenting a year in the life of a pair of mute swans living and raising a family in Toronto’s Ashbridge’s Bay,
  • telling tales from a diplomat’s career,
  • exploring the complexity of what it means to be a mother,
  • searching for acceptance as a young woman in all the wrong (and sometimes dangerous) places,
  • and many more…

The readings are free and open to the public. Zoom webinar links will be emailed to those who RSVP. To reserve your place for Monday’s event, please RSVP to kim.pittaway@ukings.ca; for Tuesday’s event, please RSVP to stephen.kimber@ukings.ca.

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