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What our students and graduates say…

“The MFA was like a ‘sheltered workshop.’ I’d never written a book before, and certainly never something so personal. The program gave me a structure and the support I needed to help me to write it.”

Pauline Dakin (MFA 2015)
Author, Run, Hide, Repeat
Penguin Canada 2017

 “The King’s MFA is a combination MFA for writers and creative writing boot camp.”

Havard Gould (MFA 2015)
CBC TV National Correspondent,


“Exactly what I needed to garner the structure and support for a difficult project… a place where you can get the feedback you need to produce your best work.”

Stacey May Fowles (MFA 2015)
Author, journalist and blogger


“The MFA in creative nonfiction at King’s gave me not just a graduate degree, but a lifelong writing family.”

Genevieve Cole (MFA 2015)
Writer And blogger
Winthrop, Washington, U.S.A.

“As a religion writer, I wondered if my project — which I wasn’t even certain about itself when I arrived in Halifax — would fit into the King’s MFA program. It did. I was amazed at the breadth of topics, the expertise and encouragement of my fellow students and the guidance provided by the faculty. As a writer, it’s the most fun I’ve had in years. Not easy, but fun.”

Karen Stiller (MFA 2018)
Senior Editor, Faith Today, Freelance Journalist,

Posted: April 10, 2016, 8:47 am ADT
Modified: October 27, 2016, 10:44 am ADT