Registration for the CNFC’s 14th Annual Writing True Conference is now open!

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 multi-cultural metropolis.

We’ve done our best to keep prices low for a big-city event.

Looking for ACCOMMODATION while staying in Toronto?

Registration Fees

• Member Regular: $185
• Student Member: $90
• Non-Member: $235
• Student Non-Member: $115

Last day of registration is April 22.

Please note: our new Non-Member category is intended for partners, spouses, or anyone who would like to attend this conference without an ongoing commitment to CNFC.

Sign up now.

What’s Included

The regular Conference fee includes publishing and editing panels on the afternoon of Friday, May 4 followed by a light meal (with cash bar) and a keynote address by noted journalist and memoirist Kamal Al-Solaylee.

Saturday brings a full day of panels, discussions, workshops with invited speakers and member presenters, together with lunch, dinner, and our fabulous Literary Cabaret. We’ll round things off on Sunday with our annual general meeting.

Hoping to focus on questions of craft? Then consider signing up for one or more of our superb interactive Master Classes on Friday, May 4 for a small extra fee. ($25 for members; $40 for non-members) Note: Maximum 25 participants per class.

Join us also for free, on- and off-site events on Thursday, May 3 and the afternoon of Sunday, May 6.

Read the full 2018 program details.

And if you’d like to bring a guest, select individual events (Keynote address and Conversation with Lee Maracle and Tanya Talaga) as well as evening meals, are also available for a small extra charge.

Follow this link for more information.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Need a place to stay in Toronto? We’ve got you sorted.

Knowing that many of you are coming from a distance, we’ve aimed to arrange accommodations at different price levels and affordability.

First, we’ve negotiated a conference rate at The Chelsea ($179+tax a night). The Chelsea is three subway stops or a 20-minute walk from the conference venue and offers the usual amenities, including free wi-fi, pool, etc. Please mention the Creative Nonfiction Collective conference when booking.

Book your room at The Chelsea Hotel (CNFC Conference Rate)

Looking for a less expensive option? Or maybe you’d like to stay even closer to the Conference venue or want to share a room with a friend. In that case, you might prefer the dormitory at Victoria University on the University of Toronto campus.

Victoria dorms offer single or double rooms (twin beds) and shared washrooms. Internet is available but you must have an ethernet cable. Breakfast is included.

Click here to book accommodation at Victoria University (within the University of Toronto)

Please include the conference name: The Canadian Creative Nonfiction Collective Society Meeting 2018.

Regular Rate 2018

$75.00 per single room / per night (+ 13% HST = $84.75)

$100.00 per double room / per night (+ 13% HST = $113.00)

Note that neither venue is the official conference lodging, and we encourage you to seek out other options if neither of these locations suit your specific needs.

Important dates and other information

Payment is due when you register. Pay through Paypal or by cheque. Please make cheques payable to the Creative Nonfiction Collective and mail them to the address below:

2046 East 4th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC V5N 1K4

The last day of registration is April 22. No refunds after April 22.

Cancellations up to April 22: $30 administration fee.

Master Classes: Please register for master classes separately. Registration for our master classes is limited.

Guests: You may register one guest for Saturday night’s dinner. Guest registrations are also available for Friday’s keynote address and light dinner, and Saturday morning’s “In Conversation.”

2018 CONFERENCE NEWS

Creative Nonfiction Collective Society 14th Annual Writing True Conference PosterPlans 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 featuring three highly experienced Toronto professionals, followed by “First Page” — an opportunity for volunteer members to hear how the pros respond to their work.

Award-winning journalist and memoirist Kamal Al-Solaylee, author of Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (To Everyone) will deliver our keynote address on the evening of May 4. Saturday will include a whirlwind of fascinating panels, interviews, workshops, and opportunities to network, and the gathering will culminate in our annual AGM and a literary Jane’s Walk through the Annex on Sunday, May 6.

Join us earlier for a book launch on Thursday evening, and Master Classes (at a small extra charge) on Friday morning!

Stay tuned for more details here and on Facebook.