Plans for the CNFC’s 2018 Conference at the University of Toronto are well underway! Featuring Kamal Al- Solaylee, Lee Maracle, Dinty Moore, Carol Off, Evany Rosen, Naben Ruthnum, Tanya Talaga, and more, with workshops, interviews, and panels on topics ranging from writing humour to grappling with difficult material, this weekend of lively conversation and craft will offer plenty of prompts to writers of all levels.
The conference kicks off at 2 pm on Friday, May 4, with a publishing panel featuring three highly experienced Toronto professionals, followed by “First Page” — an opportunity for volunteer members to hear how the pros respond to their work.
Award-winning journalist and memoirist Kamal Al-Solaylee, author of Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (To Everyone) will deliver our keynote address on the evening of May 4. Saturday will include a whirlwind of fascinating panels, interviews, workshops, and opportunities to network, and the gathering will culminate in our annual AGM and a literary Jane’s Walk through the Annex on Sunday, May 6.
Join us earlier for a book launch on Thursday evening, and Master Classes (at a small extra charge) on Friday morning!
Stay tuned for more details here and on Facebook.