This course gives participants the opportunity to develop their own true stories creatively. Characterization, scene, narration, theme, voice, truth, story/plot development and publication/markets will be discussed as they apply to CNF. Weekly classes will touch on personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, and specific interest writing (travel, food etc.) Specific interests of class participants will be addressed and students will be expected to write, both briefly in class and more extensively at home. Sharing is encouraged but not mandatory.