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.
Create, Discover, Connect & Celebrate!
It’s that time again! Time to make your travel plans and register for the 10th Anniversary CNFC Conference, taking place at Calgary’s Fairmont Palliser Hotel, May 2-4. For more details on the conference, go to our Conference page. We’ve negotiated a special CNFC rate at the Fairmont Palliser. To book your accommodations, click here.
Please note that Lorri Neilsen Glenn’s Master Class on Friday, May 2 is now full, so we have no more room in that session. All other Conference events have no limit on numbers, so keep those registrations coming in!
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. Other presenters include Denise Chong, Marjorie Doyle, Madeline Sonik, Lauren Fath and Joanna Eleftheriou. Don’t miss it!
Separate from the Conference, we’re sponsoring a Master Class with Lorri Neilsen Glenn on Friday afternoon, May 2. For details see the Program Outline (link above). To register, see the Registration form (link above).
With all the excitement about the Conference, it’s important to remember that only CNFC members can attend. Many of you have memberships that expire on March 31. To renew, go to the Join or Renew link on the left side of this page.
CNFC/carte blanche Contest
We are pleased to announce that the judge for the CNFC/carte blanche Contest is Don Sedgwick. For Don’s impressive list of credentials, click here. The contest winner will be announced in Spring of 2014.
Andreas Schroeder’s creative nonfiction work “ROBBERS: True Stories of the World’s Most Notorious Thieves” (for young adults) has been nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s 2014 Silver Birch Nonfiction Award. The winner will be announced in May, 2014. Good luck, Andreas!
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.