Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation, The Banff Centre. Photo by Don Lee.

Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation, The Banff Centre. Photo by Don Lee.

The Creative Nonfiction Collective member conference, Writing True 12: The Roots of Story, takes place from April 21 to 24 2016* at the Banff Centre in beautiful Banff, Alberta.

This year’s conference features a keynote address by novelist, journalist, and photographer, Deni Béchard (open to the public for a $10 fee – tickets sold at the door), as well as the courageous Elly Danica, in conversation with Hal Wake, noted interviewer and the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Literary Festival.

Registration also includes presentations by Camilla Gibb, recently shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize; Heather Conn, award-winning author, writing coach, and teacher; Wade Davis, writer, anthropologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence; Trevor Herriot, renowned science writer and prairie naturalist; and James Fell, social media expert.

Participant fees include a public event with a soon-to-be-announced author, the members’ dinner, a new books by members reading, and the ever-popular, Literary Cabaret – this year, with a twist.

But it doesn’t stop there! For an additional fee, members can register for with noted creative nonfiction writers and editors including Lori A. May, Trevor Herriot, Beth Kaplan, and John Barton. Find out more details about Master Classes and how to sign up (each class is limited to 25 spots).

Register by April 4 for the very reasonable rate of $200 ($180 for students).

*The CNFC sincerely regrets having scheduled this year’s conference during Passover. We are committed to ensuring such a conflict does not occur in the future, with the goal of making the event accessible to as many members as possible.