MFA (Hons) (York), MBA (SMU)
Don Sedgwick is the Executive Director of the MFA in creative nonfiction. He also teaches in the new ventures stream of the MJ program in the School of Journalism and is the Director of Special Projects. He is the former chairman and president of the Transatlantic Literary Agency (Toronto), which represents more than 250 authors in Canada and abroad.
Don has taught or guest-lectured at Simon Fraser University, Ryerson University, University of British Columbia, Humber School for Writers, and the University of King’s College. His areas of interest are management, communications, copyright and legal issues, book and magazine publishing, and nonfiction writing.
He has been the director of the Banff Publishing Workshop and the graduate program in book and magazine publishing at Centennial College, as well as the publisher of Doubleday Canada, Seal Paperback Books, and Scholastic Canada. In April 2012 he was appointed to the new board of directors for Arts Nova Scotia.
Don has published articles in the Globe and Mail, Sunday Times (London), Outdoor Canada, and other publications. He has edited more than 100 books for publishers in Canada and the United States, and “ghosted” more than a dozen books on a variety of subjects. His 130-page MBA thesis was on current pricing models for ebooks. He has produced lengthy reports for the federal government on the state of publishing in Canada. He teaches Publishing I and II.