Announcing the 2020 contest short list!
The Creative Nonfiction Collective Society and The Humber Literary Review are pleased to announce the long list for this year’s creative nonfiction contest.
2020 CNFC / Humber Literary Review contest judge Ian Brown shares his take on the genre of creative nonfiction and what he’ll be looking for in this year’s submissions.
2019 CNFC/Humber Literary Review contest winner Deborah Elderhorst offers insight and encouragement for those hoping to submit this year.
Congratulations to Deborah Elderhorst, whose piece “Foreign Object” was selected by Helen Humphreys as the 2019 winner of the CNFC/Humber Literary Review Creative Nonfiction Contest.
Thanks to everyone who submitted to this year’s CNFC/Humber Literary Review creative nonfiction contest. Our 2019 judge, Helen Humphreys, selected the following three pieces for the short list. The contest winner will be announced on June 14 at the CNFC annual conference in Vancouver, BC. Congrats to all the finalists! “Foreign Object,” by Deborah Elderhorst Deborah Elderhorst is an Australian-Canadian writer whose work has appeared in literary journals and anthology in Australia, New Zealand, and the US. Find her online at…
Humber Literary Review and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society are pleased to announce the long list for our 2019 creative nonfiction contest: “How to Become a Woman Carpenter,” by Marcia Braundy “Foreign Object,” by Deborah Elderhorst “All the Cake I Never Ate,” by Sierra Skye Gemma “Metamorphosis of My Mother,” by Carole Harmon “Algebra Lessons,” by sonja larsen “High Tension Line,” by Lina Lau “Leaving Saskatchewan,” by Melanie Mah “Fools Rush In,” by Julie Paul “Surfing, Not Drowning,” by Shannon…
Creative Nonfiction Master Class with Award-winning Writer Helen Humphreys, Author of The Frozen Thames and The Ghost Orchard
Come prepared to write! The workshop will cover all elements of writing book-length creative nonfiction, including: research, shaping a narrative, structure, form, and voice. Helen Humphreys is the award-winning author of four books of poetry, eight novels, and four works of creative non-fiction. Her books have been widely translated, performed as stage plays and operas, and optioned for film. She lives and writes in Kingston, Ontario. DATE: Sunday, October 7 TIME: 9AM – 5PM LOCATION: Artspace Boardroom, Room 424, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg…
Missed our 2018 conference? Watch exclusive recordings of the Al-Solaylee Keynote Address and Maracle-Talaga Conversation
Video recordings from the 2018 CNFC 14th Annual Writing True Conference, Emmanuel Colllege of Victoria University at the University of Toronto. Kamal Al-Solaylee’s Keynote Address, delivered the keynote presentation on Friday, May 4, 2018. In Conversation with Lee Maracle and Tanya Talaga, Saturday, May 5, 2018.
“Descent into Darkness,” by Nancy O’Rourke. Congratulations to Nancy and to both our runners-up, Emily Kellogg and Julie Paul. The winning piece is now published in the current edition of carte blanche . Experienced sociologist Nancy O’Rourke’s creative nonfiction was recently recognized by Memoir Magazine. “Descent into Darkness” is adapted from a memoir-in-progress that examines processes of forgiveness, focusing on a group of children she befriended in Rwanda in 1992, lost during the genocide, and found 18 years later.