CNFC Conference

There’s still time to register for the Creative Nonfiction Collective’s annual conference. This is one I’m very disappointed to miss. Among the treats in store for those who can make it to Banff at the end of April:

A keynote address by the thoughtful and passionate Karen Connelly, who has written poetry, novels, essays, memoir, and more. Her talk is called, “A New Instrument, Another Music: The Challenges of Extracting Nonfiction and Fiction from the Same Experience,” and I’m sure it will be enlightening.

Workshops and discussions on the controversial category of “momoir,” on writing sex in nonfiction, on building an author platform, and on understanding the fine print of contracts.

And a reading by the witty and talented Sarah Leavitt, whose graphic memoir Tangles has been gathering praise and awards nominations ever since it hit the stands. (Disclaimer: Sarah just happens to be a friend of mine. But I liked her writing first!) Stay tuned for an interview with Sarah soon.

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