In 2013, King’s launched the first Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction in Canada. The resounding success of this program is due in part to the efforts of its first Executive Director, Don Sedgwick.
“It’s hard to overstate his influence,” said Journalism School Director, Tim Currie (BJ ’92), in a message to the community. “The MFA would not be the success it is today without Don’s deep expertise and dedication.”
Don’s legacy will continue in a space he helped to create. Thanks to his gift of an antique writing desk, originally his mother’s, the basement of the library is now home to the “Master of Fine Arts Writing Studio”. This studio will serve as a work space for MFA students as they hone their manuscripts. Part of Don’s gift includes an inspirational library shelf that will house published books of the MFA graduates.