Annual conference

COVID-19 Update regarding 2020 Conference (March 2020)

Given the declaration of a global pandemic, and considering urgent advice from medical experts and our host venue, the University of Toronto, to help slow the community spread of COVID-19, The Creative Non-Fiction Collective has made the difficult decision to cancel our Writing True Conference in Toronto. We plan to reschedule, at the same venue, Emmanuel College, U of T, for May 7-9, 2021, circumstances permitting.

We truly regret having to cancel our conference for this year. For those who have already registered, you will be issued a refund via Wild Apricot. This will be done as soon as possible, but please be patient as it may take several business days for the refund to appear in your bank account.

Thank-you so much for your commitment to CNFC and for your understanding. Please look after yourself. Stay well.


Cathy Cooper

CNFC President

Every year, the Creative Nonfiction Collective (CNFC) Society holds a conference to further deepen writers’ understanding of, and feeling for, the art, craft, and ethics of creative nonfiction, to continue to develop awareness of our organization among Canada’s cultural communities, to support our members, attract new ones, and to promote creative nonfiction as a whole.

Past conferences have taken place in Victoria, Vancouver, Banff, Calgary, and Toronto.