CNF stands for creative non-fiction. This is my genre of choice, and today I was able to spend the whole day perusing bookfair booths, finding people who publish creative non-fiction.
One of the booths that happens to do so was manned by none other than Demetri Raftopulous. He's kind of a big deal. He's been published in the NYT Modern Love, Aftertaste, and is forthcoming in The Common and Under The Gum Tree. (I'm leaving out a lot of his publications). But more than that, this guy is my bff from Greece. It was one more reunion I was lucky enough to have while here, but it didn't end at that booth.
After conferencing all day, I went to a reading at a restaurant/pub near my Airbnb in which all the readers were published in creative non-fiction. It was so captivating! It's encouraging to see people who have been successful in publishing in my genre, and to admire and congratulate the work they've done. Plus, Demetri was manning the live video stream, so we were able to catch up over dinner afterwards. It was perfect t.
From Rhode Island to New York to D.C...all of our reunions eventually take us back to Greece, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Poli agame, o file mou.