CNFC Board

The Creative Nonfiction Collective Society was established in 2004 by a group of Canadian writers. Our purpose is to promote excellence in nonfiction writing through education, professional development, and public information.

Alisa Gordaneer, CNFC President

Alisa Gordaneer, CNFC President

 
 
Alisa Gordaneer is a poet, teacher and communications professional in Victoria, BC. She has served as Recording Secretary for the CNFC Board of Directors since May 2011.

JoAnn Dionne, Vice-President

JoAnn Dionne, Vice-President

 
JoAnn Dionne's first book, Little Emperors, was short-listed for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature and a finalist for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. A resident of Victoria for over a decade, she now lives in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Brian Kiers, Treasurer

Brian Kiers, Treasurer

 
 
Brian Kiers is a lawyer and writer with a particular interest in memoir, biography, and North American frontier literature. 

Elsie K Neufeld, Recording Secretary

Elsie K Neufeld, Recording Secretary

 
 
Elsie K Neufeld is a poet, personal historian, photographer, and eulogist.

Glenn Dixon, Membership Secretary

Glenn Dixon, Membership Secretary

 
Glenn Dixon's third book of nonfiction, Juliet's Answer, will be out in January 2017 with Simon and Schuster internationally. He has served on the board of the Writers' Union of Canada and is active in the Writers' Guild of Alberta.

Jane Silcott, Director-at-large

Jane Silcott, Director-at-large

 
 
Jane Silcott is the author of one book of personal essays and is working on another. She has been on the board since 2013.

Dymphny Dronyk, Director-at-Large

Dymphny Dronyk, Director-at-Large

Dymphny Dronyk is coordinator for the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program, a mediator, and a writing and life coach. She is passionate about the magic of story, and has woven words for money and for love for 30+ years. Her first book, Contrary Infatuations, was short-listed for the Pat Lowther Award and the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry in 2008. Dymphny is a founding editor of House of Blue Skies.

Judy McFarlane, Director-at-Large

Judy McFarlane, Director-at-Large

 
Judy McFarlane’s memoir, Writing with Grace: A Journey Beyond Down Syndrome, was published by Douglas & McIntyre in 2014. It was selected as an Editor’s Choice by Reader’s Digest and shortlisted for the 2015 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction.