The Creative of Non-Fiction


Non-fiction or nonfiction is content (sometimes in the form of a story) whose creator, in good faith, assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, or information presented.

Non-fiction can present some very interesting works and tells some great stories. It can be funny and also inspirational. Much like a newspaper that is full of facts and stories about the way something went down, non-fiction books are written to convey the actual events of something, whether it is a personal account of one’s life or that of the past being documented through historical tales. But unlike the news, these stories are written with a bit more creativity or flare to engage and pull in the audience.

Writing in this genre can sometimes be a little difficult, because usually there is a personal or human flow to it. It is the actuality or basis of something real that happened… and that can be very awe inspiring.

At this year’s Bookshelf event, this category is honoured with the presence of:

  • Bob McRoberts, Historical
  • Barbara Trendos, Memoir
  • Charlene Jones, Spiritual
  • Mary Louise Jarvis, Memoir
  • Mark Pezzelato, True Life
  • Rod Urquhart, Poetry
  • John Di Leonardo, Poetry
  • Kamal Parmar, Poetry
  • Sheri Andrunyk, True Life
  • Mark Koning, Memoir
  • Lanre Onigbinde-Bey, True Life
  • Holli Irvine, Memoir
  • James Linderman, Music
  • Rivka Ringlestein, Memoir
  • Don Norris, Memoir

Extra, Extra! Come listen to our wonderful author readings.

We would also like to thank some of our generous sponsors: