Rachel Rose

RACHEL ROSE is the author of four collections of poetry and a memoir, The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons in Courage from the World’s K9 Cops, which was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis award for best non-fiction crime book in 2018. Her fiction debut, The Octopus Has Three Hearts, was longlisted for the 2021 Giller Prize. Rose is also the recipient of the Bronwen Wallace Award for Fiction from the Writers’ Trust, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, a 2014 and 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a 2016 nomination for a Governor General’s Literary Award. She is the former Vancouver Poet Laureate.

Omar Mouallem

CNFC 2022 Conference Keynote speaker, presenter and panelist

Becky Blake

Two-time winner of CBC Literary Prize and 2021 winner of CNFC/HLR contest

Becky Blake
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