Stacey McLeod

Writer

"I have a great great aunt who published two books," Stacey McLeod says. "I never met her, but I know her through her books and the physical record that she left." Stacey is explaining part of the ...

Jenn Thornhill Verma

Journalist, Author

It was by chance that Jenn Thornhill Verma decided to return to King's after over a decade away. "I was flying and saw an advertisement for the MFA program and I had this idea about digging into this ...

Sheima Benembarek

Freelance Journalist and Writer

What does it mean to be a woman with a sexuality? What does it mean, in particular, to be a Muslim woman with sexual desires in this continent? Sheima Benembarek, MFA'20, explores these delicate quest...

Perry King

Author, Communications Officer, Journalist

“Cricket is not just an import sport. It’s a welcome mat and a landing pad for generations of Canadians.” So writes Perry King, BJ’09, in his book Rebound: Sports, Community and the Inclusi...

Lesley Buxton

Writer

“I used to be a fiction writer but I don’t write fiction anymore,” Lesley Buxton, MFA’16, explains. “I love fiction. I was very close to having a publishable book when my daughter got ill. I...

Eva Holland

Freelance Writer and Author

Eva Holland has always been a writer. But she didn’t always think it could be a full-time job. “I had always been involved with writing and journalism-type work. I had always wanted to be a wri...

Stephen Maher

Contributing Editor, Maclean’s Magazine

Throughout his 30-year journalism career, Stephen Maher has relocated several times and worked as a general reporter, restaurant critic, political reporter and magazine correspondant. While his career...

Lyndsie Bourgon

Writer, Oral Historian

Lyndsie Bourgon has her writing sights set on poachers. Tree poachers. “Poaching wood around the world is incredibly lucrative,” Lyndsie says, then adds, “but people don’t always pay much a...

Scott Andrew Christensen

Advanced ITC Teacher at Saudi Aramco College Preparatory Program, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Scott Christensen did a little time travelling in 2019. He had enrolled in a program to teach creative writing offered at the University of Cambridge in England. “I walked around King’s College...

Joan Baxter

Author and Journalist

Photo: Joan Baxter in November 2018 in southern Burkina Faso, with Roger Guibre (left), Thierry Bayala (centre), and Armand Bayala (right). Whether it’s reporting on a revolution in Burkina Faso,...

Lezlie Lowe

Freelance Journalist and Journalism Instructor

Life has been a series of epiphanies for Lezlie Lowe. There was the one she had while studying in the Contemporary Studies Program (CSP). “I found that I could study philosophy, but I didn’t...

Chloé Hung

Writer. Director. Actor.

“I was walking across the King’s quad when I got the call,” Chloé Hung explains. “I had got the part of Juliet! I was jumping up and down!” To get a lead role in a King’s Theatrical So...

Johanna Skibsrud

Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona

When Johanna Skibsrud was just 18, she felt restless. Part of it was being a teen wanting to get on with life and to become a writer. But there was something else. She had finished the Foundation Year...

Harriet Alida Lye

Writer

Telling a good story about Harriet Alida Lye and her life during and after King’s is an easy task. The difficulty comes in deciding which story. It could be about the work she is currently doing ...

Miriam Toews

Novelist

“I was a poor, young Mennonite woman from the Prairies with little children. I was of no account to the world. I was nothing.” That could so easily be the beginning of a novel. But it is not. I...

David Huebert

Writer of Fiction & Poems

David Huebert grew up in Halifax. After years away, he has returned as an author, educator, and critic. “It feels like a bit of an odyssey,” he laughs. After graduating from King’s, David wen...

Kate Cayley

Writer

Kate Cayley has published works of fiction, collections of poetry and produced several plays; but she didn’t always know she was a writer. After graduating from King’s, she and some fellow alum...

Shauntay Grant

Lecturer, Department of English, Dalhousie University

In a verse penned some time ago, Shauntay Grant writes, ”My mother says when I was young I’d follow her, room-to-room, asking the same question: ’Why’? I think that ever since I’ve been aski...

Wanda Taylor

Executive Director, Stepping Stone; Acquisitions Editor, Formac Publishing; Author

Wanda Taylor is probably one of the busiest people you’ll ever meet. If you ask her what she does she’ll say, “I am an author, an educator and a social justice activist. I’m also an artist ...

Catherine Fogarty

President/Executive Producer, Big Coat Media, Story Hunter Podcasts, Writer

Two years before applying to the MFA program at King’s, Catherine Fogarty read an article in the Globe and Mail about a 1971 riot at Kingston Penitentiary, Ontario. It struck her as surprising that ...

Jessica J. Lee

Author and Environmental Historian

“It’s strange to me that I circled back and became a writer,” Jessica smiles, “I got there in the end. It was just that I had to take a very different path.” That path has sent Jessica al...