In 2014 we initiated a Friends of CNFC campaign to help support the travel costs for bringing in our sometimes geographically distant but always warm and inspiring keynote speakers. Our generous members donated over $1500 in 2014 and $1800 in 2015. This year we are raising funds to bring in the wonderful Denis Béchard. A global traveller, Denis will be coming to us from Cuba in April. Please consider donating here.
After author and former CNFC Treasurer, Claire Festel, passed away in the spring of 2014, several members asked if they could donate to a special fund in Claire’s name. Last year funds raised for the Memorial Tribute to Claire Festel went towards the afternoon panel discussion about the moral and ethical dilemmas in writing about real life people. The workshop, Finding the Line: Tell All or Do No Harm? with Carol Shaben, Judy McFarlane and Susan Olding inspired thoughtful and spirited discussions. This year, we will use funds donated in Claire’s name towards the costs of the Camilla Gibb workshop on memoir.
Please let us know which fund you would like to contribute to.
Thank you so much for your support!