Archive - February 6, 2012

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What is CNF and how do I know if I have it?

What is CNF and how do I know if I have it?

[Bonnie Lee Black (Gabon 1996-98) has been kind enough to send me a short history of the hows-and-whys of Creative Non- Fiction (CNF). That is: how did it come to be; where did it come from, and why?  The reason is that some of us have been discussing the topic, off this site, for a few days. What Bonnie Lee has to say is useful and informative and for those of you who are writing your Peace Corps stories, and not quite sure what to call what you are writing, you might want to read this. Bonnie Lee has a MFA and teaches Creative Nonfiction Writing as well as Healthy Cooking at UNM-Taos. She is the author of Somewhere Child (Viking Press) and How to Cook a Crocodile: A Memoir with Recipes (Peace Corps Writers). See her blog, “Cooking Crocodiles and Other Food Musings” on this site. Meanwhile, here’s Bonnie Lee’s take on CNF.] A Short History of CNF in . . .

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