CNFC Annual Conference


Register by April 4, 2016

The 2016 CNFC conference is taking place in beautiful Banff, Alberta from April 21 to 24.*

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This year’s conference features a keynote address by novelist, journalist, and photographer, Deni Béchard (open to the public for a $10 fee – tickets sold at the door), as well as the courageous Elly Danica, in conversation with Hal Wake, noted interviewer and the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Literary Festival.

Registration also includes presentations by Camilla Gibb, recently shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize; Heather Conn, award-winning author, writing coach, and teacher; Wade Davis, writer, anthropologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence; Trevor Herriot, renowned science writer and prairie naturalist; and James Fell, social media expert.

Participant fees include a public event with Wade Davis, in partnership with the Banff Centre at the Max Bell Auditorium, a new books by members reading, and the ever-popular, Literary Cabaret – with a twist. This Really Happened will be holding an open mic event as part of this year’s cabaret. Alongside the 2-minute readings, storytellers will have a chance to be randomly chosen to tell a 3-minute true story. Feel free to contact TRH co-producer Maria Schamis Turner ahead of time if you would like some basic guidelines and suggestions on choosing and telling a story.

But it doesn’t stop there! For an additional fee, members and non-members can register for master classes with noted creative nonfiction writers and editors Lori A. May, Trevor Herriot, Beth Kaplan, and John Barton. Find out more about Master Classes and how to sign up (each class is limited to 25 spots).

Register for the conference by April 4, 2016!

*The CNFC sincerely regrets having scheduled this year’s conference during Passover. We are committed to ensuring such a conflict does not occur in the future, with the goal of making the event accessible to as many members as possible.