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CNFC/ CARTE BLANCHE 2018 CONTEST SHORTLIST REVEALED!

THE CNFC AND CARTE BLANCHE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THEIR 2017–2018 CREATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST SHORTLIST. The winner will be announced on May 5 in Toronto, ON at the 14th annual CNFC conference. The shortlist was selected by contest judge, Betsy Warland.   “Lucky Number Seven,” by Emily Kellogg. Emily Kellogg’s writing has appeared in publications such as FLARE, The Huffington Post, and The Puritan. In 2017, her creative nonfiction work received an honourable mention in Room Magazine‘s CNF competition and…

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The countdown is on for the CNFC’s annual conference in Toronto!

With stimulating panels, hands-on workshops, opportunities to mingle and share your work, and more, this conference promises to be one of our best yet. See the full program here. And if you need accommodation, click here. ______________________ First Page Event You’ve finished a draft of your manuscript and you’re not quite sure about that opening. Your friends love it. Your dog loves it. Your mother loves it. But will it pass muster with a wider audience? Wouldn’t you like to…

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Registration for the CNFC’s 14th Annual Writing True Conference is now closed.

Join us from May 4-6 for an exciting roster of Master Classes, panels, workshops, interviews, and opportunities to meet and share ideas with old friends and new, in the CNFC’s first ever conference in Toronto. We’ll meet at Victoria University, within the University of Toronto’s St. George campus. A short stroll to the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gardiner Museum, the Bata Shoe Museum, Yorkville, Queen’s Park, and so much more, our venue is right at the heart of Canada’s most…

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2018 CONFERENCE NEWS

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…

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CNFC member Janet Wilson takes a stand

At the 2016 CNFC conference in Banff, our sponsor Fitneff generously donated an adjustable standing desk to be given away to one lucky member at the annual general meeting — something they’ve agreed to do again this year in Vancouver. Janet Wilson tells us more. I pumped my fist into the air and yelled, “Yes!” I had won the prize at the 2016 Creative Nonfiction Collective Conference — a brand new Fitneff Sit Stand Desk. At the end of a great weekend…

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Announcing the 2016-17 carte blanche / CNFC contest long list

carte blanche and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society are pleased to announce the long list for our 2016-17 creative nonfiction competition: “To the Lighthouse” by Kelley Jo Burke (Regina, SK) “Doing Better” by Ann Cavlovic (Gatineau, QC) “Life and Good Fortune” by Patti Edgar (Calgary, AB) “Darkroom, Daydream” by Matthew Hollett (St. John’s, NL) “The Unicycle in My Garage” by Barb Howard (Calgary, AB) “Heavy Wait for Silence” by Lee Kvern (Okotoks, AB) “A Chaotic Jumble of Infinite Possibility” by…

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