Welcome to NonfictioNOW 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona

NOVEMBER 1-3, 2018


The NonfictioNOW Conference is a regular gathering of over 400 nonfiction writers, teachers, and students from around the world in an effort to explore the past, present, and future of nonfiction. Panels and readings highlight the myriad forms of nonfiction, from the video essay and graphic essays, to the memoir, lyric essay, and literary journalism. Past keynote speakers have included Karl Ove Knausgård, Maggie Nelson, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Alison Bechdel, Rebecca Solnit, Wayne Koestenbaum, Pico Iyer, Margo Jefferson, Richard Rodriguez, and Tim Flannery, among others.

The 2018 conference in Phoenix, Arizona will be hosted by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University and held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel and the Orpheum Theatre.

We are excited to announce that the 2018 keynote speakers will include Francisco Cantú, Gretel Ehrlich, and Melissa Lucashenko! Our call for panel proposals is now live, and will be taking submissions until April 15, please click here for guidelines and our submission form:

More information will follow soon, including details on registration, hotel accomodations, travel, and more that will be posted here throughout early 2018.

NonfictioNOW photos courtesy of Scott Morris