Beth Kaplan

Beth Kaplan works on the CNFC board as a Member at Large. Her new memoir Loose Woman: my odyssey from lost to found launched on September 9 2020.

Beth Kaplan holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is the author of three nonfiction books: a biography, a memoir, and a guide to writing memoir, which is the textbook for her courses. She has taught memoir and personal essay writing at Ryerson University for 25 years and also for 12 years at the University of Toronto, where in 2012 she was given an Excellence in Teaching award. She also works privately as an editor and writing coach. A former actress and a fellow of the Banff Centre’s Literary Journalism program, Beth produces So True, a curated reading series for her long-term students and herself, three times a year at the Black Swan in Toronto.

Marion Agnew

CNFC member, writer, and editor.

Leona Theis

2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize shortlisted writer