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Exciting and unexpected: Best American Essays Notable List

Yesterday I learned my lyric essay, "An Atmospheric Pressure" (winner of Room magazine's 2016 CNF contest) was selected as a Notable Essay by the good people at the Best American Essays series. It's such an honour for my name to appear on this year's Notable list among so many writers I admire including Randon Billings… Continue reading Exciting and unexpected: Best American Essays Notable List

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Truthtelling, technique & trolls: A Conversation with Chelene Knight

"Go to that place that frightens you the most and hang out there for a bit. Get really uncomfortable and write from that place... Kill the vampire right at the beginning. Then keep writing."   Chelene Knight is the author of a book of poetry, Braided Skin (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2015) and Dear Current Occupant,… Continue reading Truthtelling, technique & trolls: A Conversation with Chelene Knight

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CNF Outliers: next session starts September 18!

“As a fiction writer, this course saved me years of experimentation. My knowledge and practice with CNF outlier forms grew exponentially each week with the support of comments on my work that I could actually use. Nicole is a gifted teacher, writer. She is a life long learner. I never thought writing could be fun… Continue reading CNF Outliers: next session starts September 18!

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Your rare phenomenal gift, Writer. Making order out of chaos. Transforming experience into art.

"You can be a drunk, you can be a survivor of abuse, you can be an ex-con, you can be a homeless person, you can lose all your money or your job or your husband or your wife, or the worst thing of all, a child. You can even lose your marbles. You can be… Continue reading Your rare phenomenal gift, Writer. Making order out of chaos. Transforming experience into art.