Teaching & Speaking


View my portfolio here.

I am a mentor in the University of King’s College MFA in Creative Nonfiction, working one-on-one with students as they develop book-length manuscripts.

Professional development seminars

I’m a seasoned seminar leader able to present on a wide range of writing and magazine and online publishing topics. I’ve presented at Magazines Canada’s annual MagNet conference, the Canadian Newspaper Association’s Wordstock conference, the International Regional Magazines Association conference and at sessions sponsored by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, Canadian Society of Magazine Editors, Atlantic Magazines Association and others.

Sessions have included:

* Building Better Stories

* The Future is Social: What’s Your Strategy?

* Repurposing Magazine Content Online

* First-Person Writing: It’s Not About You

* Understanding Magazine Personality

* As If You Were There: How Journalists Reconstruct Scenes

* Growing the Brand: Magazine Brand Extensions—What’s Right for Your Publication

* Managing Freelancers

* and others


I host the Magazines Canada Webinar series, one-hour professional development webinars aimed at magazine professionals.

Sharing stories, sharing lives

As a journalist, I’ve been privileged to share stories from my own life and the lives of others on the pages of national magazines and on radio. As a speaker, I’ve shared those stories with groups across the country, including sessions on the importance of speaking uncomfortable truths, the nature and process of forgiveness and the healing power of sharing our lives.

Contact me

You can reach me at kimpittaway64 [at] gmail [dot] com