October 19, 2018
Do you have a book you’ve wanted to write? Does the task seem daunting, there just isn’t enough time? If the answer is yes, or even maybe, come to the meet-and-greet on Monday, November 12 for the University of King’s College MFA in Creative Nonfiction. Here is a link to information about it: Meet-&-Greet, MFA in Creative Nonfiction
I’m part of the faculty of this 2-year program focused on producing a book. (Our students have worked on everything from memoirs to investigations to business books.) At this point, six years since the program was launched, quite a few have been published, with more on the way.
As a low-residency program, students (the average age is mid-to-late 30s) come to an intense, 2-week summer residency in Halifax, and an intense 1-week residency in January in either Toronto or New York (in alternating years). This allows people to work on their books in their hometown, submitting material to their mentor-advisors at agreed-upon deadlines. It also means continue working (whether full-time, or having negotiated a leave for part of the time, or made arrangements to work reduced hours, etc).
Here’s the link to the program’s site, which has lots more information including how to register for 2019: U of King’s College MFA in Creative Nonfiction