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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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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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Tell your stories fearlessly

"I wouldn’t allow fear to get in the way. Because it’s fear, after all, that kills us.” ~ Tori Amos, on the writing of Little Earthquakes CNF writers are brave. We share personal stories presented as truth, not disguised as poetry or fiction. When we write our stories, it's not surprising we experience fear. There's… Continue reading Tell your stories fearlessly

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CNF Outliers registration opens Monday, February 20!

"I absolutely loved the first lesson, such a wonderful overview. It really helped me to contextualize some of the reading that I've absolutely loved over the past few years, and to start to deconstruct the elements of the essays that resonated with me." ~ Emily Kellogg, Toronto, Ontario "Love, love this course." ~ Karen Zey,… Continue reading CNF Outliers registration opens Monday, February 20!