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 keynote speakers will be 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’s conference program is now available! Please click below for more information on all conference activities, including the daily schedules; locations for keynotes, panels, and roundtable sessions; social activities such as the opening reception, NonfictionWOW!, and Diary Bingo Karaoke; and the conference bookfair. The program also includes important information about conference venues, navigating downtown Phoenix, best practices and conference policies, and other details. Feel free to download the PDF to your mobile device for easy reference during the conference!

Still not registered? Conference registration will remain open until 10/31! Click below to go to the registration page, and see the menu above for more information about this year's conference hotel, other local accommodation possibilities, and conference locations, as well as details about this year's keynote speakers.

NonfictioNOW photos courtesy of Scott Morris