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.

Readers’ Choice Award Shortlist Revealed!

Thanks to all those CNFC members who nominated outstanding and under-recognized work for the 2014 Readers’ Choice Award. At the upcoming Calgary Conference, attendees will vote for their choice and the winner will be announced on Saturday, May 3. For the first time, we have created a shortlist of finalists. To see that list, go to our Readers’ Choice Award page.

Create, Discover, Connect & Celebrate!

Registration Deadline approaches! April 18 is the last day we can accept registrations for the Conference, so don’t delay. The 10th Anniversary CNFC Conference will unfold at Calgary’s Fairmont Palliser Hotel, May 2-4. 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.

For more details on the conference, go to our Conference page. To register and pay by mail, click here. To register and pay by Paypal, click here, but don’t forget to Join or Renew your membership first!

To see our exciting Program Outline, go to this link: 2014 Program Outline.

Acclaimed historian, novelist, essayist and award-winning author Ronald Wright will be our Conference Keynote Speaker. Our Saturday afternoon Plenary session features Mark Abley, Sharon Butala, and Peter Midgley. Other presenters include Denise Chong, Marjorie Doyle, Madeline Sonik, Lauren Fath and Joanna Eleftheriou. Don’t miss it!

Membership Renewals:

With all the excitement about the Conference, don’t forget to renew your membership before March 31! To renew, go to the Join or Renew link on the left side of this page.

CNFC/carte blanche Contest:

carte-blancheWe are pleased to announce the shortlist for the inaugural CNFC/carte blanche creative nonfiction contest. Check it out here. The winner will be announced at the upcoming 10th Anniversary CNFC Conference, Saturday evening, May 3.

Member  News:

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.

New  Logo:

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.


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