Kelly Nuxoll

A freelance writer living in Washington, DC, I have an MFA in creative
nonfiction: reported, first-person pieces are what I do. I'm the eyes
and ears for all the people who aren't in the room, and I try to
convey both the substance of what happens and also the mood, the
setting, my own reaction and those of the people around me. These, the
devices of fiction, are important in making a scene come alive. But
they are especially critical in describing a presidential campaign,
which can be sanitized by sound bites or spun into fluff. As citizens in a democracy, we need all the information we can
get about the candidates and the apparatus that surrounds them, and
creative nonfiction offers a lens that is colored by voice, tone, and
critical intelligence.

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