Author Spotlight: Michael Riordan

Michael Riordan is a retired professor of Writing and Film Studies who has taught in the U.S., Australia, Singapore and China. In 2020, he won First Prize for nonfiction in the U.S.-based “Ageless Authors” international writing competition.

Cutting Through the Bullshit

Creative-non-fiction is different from other factual writing (such as journalism or academia) because it uses the same muscles and mechanisms that fiction does. It curls real life into the shape of stories, and as it does, it imparts truth. It gives you feeling, experience and ideas all wound together, and from these things we gather a closeness. A humanity.

Artist Spotlight: Sophia Bharmal

Sophia Bharmal is an architecture graduate based in London whose artwork focuses on a fragmentation and fantastical view of cities in India. Using memories as a powerful tool to recreate spaces in her own form.

Author Spotlight: Keith Langston

Keith Langston writes for Screen Rant and Passport Magazine. His literary writing has appeared in Hobart, 86 Logic, The Daily Drunk, and more.

Understanding CNF

Creative non-fiction (CNF) refers to a piece of writing that uses typical literary styles or techniques (such as figurative language, playing with tenses and/or narrative perspectives etc.) to tell factually faithful narratives.

Author Spotlight: Fey

Xuan Nguyen is a writer and artist who does music as FEYXUAN. They have two chapbooks, THE FAIRIES SING EACH TO EACH (Flower) and LUNG, CROWN, AND STAR (Lazy Adventurer).