And the winner of the first Penguin Random House Prize for Best Nonfiction Proposal is Stacey McLeod, who will graduate this week from the University of King’s College with her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction degree.
The University of King’s College MFA in Creative Nonfiction program — which is welcoming its largest incoming class ever — has a new mentor. Gillian Turnbull will be joining the mentor team to work with students in the Class of 2021 cohort.
The University of King’s College MFA in Creative Nonfiction program is pleased to announce that Cooper Lee Bombardier will be our MFA mentor apprentice for 2019-20.
The minute she looked at the University of King’s College’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction program, Canadian writer Mary Jane Grant says, “I knew it was for me.”
When Alicia Elliott was in Toronto in the spring of 2017 for the National Magazine Awards — she won for
Andrew Reeves’ path to the University of King’s College MFA in Creative Nonfiction program began with a pitch to an old high school friend. It was 2012, and Reeves was thinking about launching a freelance writing career. He knew exactly what he wanted to write about — the invasion of the Asian carp, “one of North America’s most ferociously invasive fish species,” which had been moving inexorably northward from aquaculture farms in Arkansas and was now threatening to reach the Great Lakes. His high school friend, Lauren McKeon, was then the editor of This Magazine, and she commissioned Reeves to write a feature.
“If you sit in enough badly-run meetings,” says Joan Francuz, who worked in the software industry for more than 30 years, “you do start to wonder if people have always behaved like this, so the idea of going back in time has been percolating for a number of years.”
Perhaps surprisingly, Karen Stiller (Class of 2018) didn’t come to the University of King’s College MFA in Creative Nonfiction program with a passion to write a book.