Kim Pittaway

Cohort Director, University of King’s College

Kim Pittaway is a cohort director in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the past editor-in-chief of Chatelaine and Dalhousie University’s DAL Magazine. She is the co-author, with Toufah Jallow, of Toufah: The Woman Who Inspired an African #MeToo Movement, which the New York Times called “riveting and propulsive,” and, with Samra Zafar, of the upcoming Unconditional: Release Your Past and Transform Your Future. She is an award-winning journalist with publication and broadcast credits that include Hazlitt, Chatelaine, Reader’s Digest, More Magazine, Best Health, Cottage Life, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, CBC Radio’s The Current, Tapestry and others. She is a recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for her contributions to Nova Scotia’s literary community, the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Canadian National Magazine Awards Foundation (and an 8-time NMAF finalist), a co-winner of a Canadian Science Writers’ Association Award with her sister the journalist Tina Pittaway, and a finalist for the American Society of Journalists and Authors service writing award. She is a past president of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia and the National Magazine Awards Foundation.
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