From hermit crab to hybrid to flash, the field of creative nonfiction (CNF) is exploding with new techniques and possibilities. For writers, CNF is one of the most satisfying genres because it gives writers the freedom to innovate as never before. In “Creative Nonfiction—First Person and Beyond,” we’ll explore this exciting field, write from a prompt (or two!) and discuss the many markets just waiting for our words.
Ashley Harris (formerly Ashley Memory) is a poet, novelist, short story writer, and essayist. She is a columnist, judge, and critique editor for Women on Writing, an international writing community, and she is also on the faculty at Charlotte Lit, a nonprofit literary organization in Charlotte, N.C. She is the author of a poetry collection Waiting for the Wood Thrush (Finishing Line Press, 2019) and a novel, Naked and Hungry (Ingalls Publishing Group, 2011). She has written for PenDust Radio, Real Simple, Healthline, Wired, Poets & Writers and GreenPrints magazine, among many others. A recent essay “My Rembrandt Weekend,” earned Honorable Mention in the 2023 Alex Albright Nonfiction Contest and will be published in the Winter edition of the 2024 North Carolina Literary Review.
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