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.

We are excited to announce that the 2018 keynote speakers will include Francisco Cantú, Gretel Ehrlich, and Stephanie Griest! The 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. This year's conference partners include RMIT University’s non/fictionLab, Northern Arizona University, and the Whiting Foundation.

This year, we will also include a book fair in the conference space: if your magazine, press, or organization is interested in reserving a table, please visit this page for more details

Registration for this year's conference is now open! Click below to go to the registration page, and see the menu above for information about this year's conference hotel, other local accommodation possibilities, and conference locations, as well as more about this year's keynote speakers. More information about this year's conference will be posted soon!

NonfictioNOW photos courtesy of Scott Morris