CFG and King’s College present:

Nonfiction Book Publishing: Tales from the Trenches

Sunday, November 15 from 3 pm Eastern Time on Zoom

Join Karen Stiller, Tyler LeBlanc, Christian Smith, Catherine Fogarty and Leslie Marion as they share their experiences as recent first-time nonfiction book authors. They’ll offer thoughts and lessons learned on all aspects of the process, including developing an idea and crafting a book proposal, finding an agent, research and writing, working with an editor, and more. Marion, who self-published, will give advice on how to decide if self-publishing is for you.

Moderated by Kim Pittaway, executive director of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of King’s College, and co-sponsored by King’s and the Canadian Freelance Guild.

This event is free, but you must RSVP to (please use the subject line: CFG King’s Panel) to reserve a place and be provided with a Zoom link. Spaces are limited.

CFG members have exclusive access to register first until October 12, when registration will be open to the general public.


King's MFA Meet & Greets

Do you have a book in you?

If you have an idea for a nonfiction book, we can help you get it onto the page—and you can do it from wherever you live.

Come hear about the MFA in Creative Nonfiction offered jointly by Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College. This two-year limited-residency program allows you to combine short, intense, on-campus sessions with ongoing one-to-one mentoring by professional nonfiction writers, editors and teachers.

The program includes two June residencies in Halifax, and two January residencies that alternate between Toronto and New York, North America’s two leading publishing centres. (During the pandemic, our teaching has shifted fully online, but we continue to feature guests and speakers from Toronto, New York and elsewhere. When it is safe to do so, we anticipate a return to in-person residencies.)

At the Meet & Greet, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with faculty, mentors, alumni and current students, to get the full story on getting your story onto the page.

We are offering three Zoom Meet & Greet sessions geared to attendees across the country:

Western Canada: Tuesday, November 3 at 6:30 pm Pacific time

Central Canada: Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 pm Eastern time

Atlantic Canada: Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 Atlantic time

This event is free, but you must RSVP to, using the subject line “MFA Meet & Greet” to be placed on the guest list and provided with Zoom link.

Please indicate which session you would like to attend.