The Creative Nonfiction Collective Society (CNFC) is a Canadian organization for writers of creative (or literary or narrative) nonfiction. See our ABOUT and FAQs pages for more information about the creative nonfiction genre and the CNFC. Find us on Facebook (Creative Nonfiction Collective CNFC) and follow us on Twitter (@CNFCollective). For current updates and debates, join our Listserv.
Banff Centre Workshop Deadline Extended:
Write in the mountains, at the beautiful Banff Centre, with the support of the Literary Arts Program, at the Writing With Style Workshop (September 6 – 13, 2014). Among a diverse community of writers, participants will encounter new ideas and gain confidence in their own style and voice, while shaping and editing their work-in-progress under the guidance of an experienced writer and editor. The program is currently accepting applications for creative non-fiction writers only. The new deadline is July 9, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1401.
Our 10th Anniversary CNFC Conference unfolded successfully at Calgary’s Fairmont Palliser Hotel, May 2-4. It was our biggest and best yet. Thanks to all the attendees and presenters for helping us celebrate our milestone. Watch this website for photos over the next few weeks.
Readers’ Choice Award Winner!
Big Congratulations to Lynne van Luven for winning the 2014 Readers’ Choice Award! Lynne’s winning work is “Life With My Girls,” from In the Flesh (Brindle & Glass, 2012). Congratulations as well to CNFC member Margaret Thompson, who nominated Lynne’s piece. To view the short list of nominees, go to our Readers’ Choice page.
Victoria, Here We Come!
Mark your calendars. The next CNFC Conference will be in beautiful Victoria, BC from April 24-26, 2015. Remember that you must be a CNFC member to attend the Conference. To Join or Renew, click on the button on the left side of this page. Information about the 2015 Conference will be posted here as it becomes available.
What’s happening out there? Maybe you’ve got a book launch coming up, an article appearing in a journal, a reading you’re participating in, or a new blog entry you want to share. We want your news. Send us the information and we’ll post it here.
Check out our new logo! Graphic artist Peter Mollar found inspiration in some old wooden letterpress fonts. Their stories seemed present in the “scarring and surface scratches from years of printing use and abuse.” We are pleased with the result. We hope you like it, too.