The 2017 CNFC conference will take place May 5th and 6th in Vancouver, BC. Venue and keynote speaker announcement coming soon!
Below you’ll find details about the 2016 conference in Banff, Alberta.
Last year’s conference featured 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 included 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 included 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 held an open mic event as part of last year’s cabaret. Alongside the 2-minute readings, storytellers had a chance to be randomly chosen to tell a 3-minute true story.
But it didn’t stop there! For an additional fee, members and non-members could 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).