Staff and Volunteers


Heidi Klaassen (Executive Director) is a Calgary-based writer and editor. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Calgary Herald, Westword, Living Hyphen, Alberta Views, The Sprawl and various anthologies. Her personal essay, “Been Caught Stealing: Life Inside The Lorraine” was a finalist for the 2021 Digital Publishing Awards.



We are grateful to the following CNFC members who volunteer their time and energy to support our efforts:

Online Programming Committee
Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail (chair)
Fay Martin
Michèle Dawson Haber
Myrna Kostash
Donna Besel
Amy Fish
Lenore Rowntree

2024 Conference Committee
Bernadette Wagner (co-chair)
Bonnie Zink (co-chair)
Margaret Lynch
Kristen McLeod
Rachel Laverdiere
Iryn Tushabe
dee Hobsbawn-Smith
Ken Wilson

Marketing and Communications Committee
Wanda Taylor (chair)
AnnMarie MacKinnon
Višnja Milidragović
Sue Nador
Nancy Dutra

Development and Stewardship Committee
Marsha Faubert (chair)
Taslim Jaffer
Jessica Payne
Laura MacGregor

2024 CNFC-HLR Nonfiction Contest Administration
Nancy O’Rourke (coordinator)
Margaret Lynch (coordinator)
Readers TBD