Category Archives: Projects

Yes, They’re Real III released

When this project started in 2010, no one knew that it would make it to a third volume. Along the way, a handful of people have been instrumental in helping us achieve our goals. Mark Ari, for his workshops and all the wisdom he’s bestowed on us over the years, he is truly one of the best mentors writers like us could hope to have. Betsy Nies, for her absolute kindness in helping with the Volume II reading on campus. And all of the other Student Writers that took the workshops along side us, your stories inspired us and your critiques gave us the creativity to move forward. As this series comes to an end, we can only wish that we’re fortunate enough to continue the friendships we’ve made as life inevitably moves on.

The final volume in a series of creative nonfiction, Yes, They’re Real III features four all-new stories from writers at UNF. Completed during the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 workshops, the stories What IsMemoirs and MatchsticksComic Relief and Love Synthesizer conclude the author’s vision of what creative nonfiction can be.

Read Volume III in Kindle eBook format.


Volume III titled

Yes, They’re Real III: The Final Collection of Creative Nonfiction has started production and is on track to be released during the spring. As per the previous volumes, Kindle eBook and Adobe PDF versions are planned.

New volume in 2012

Yes, They’re Real III is in preliminary development and will be released in 2012. This will mark the final volume of creative nonfiction in the Yes, They’re Real series. Submissions of creative nonfiction are currently being considered.

Yes, They’re Real II released

The second volume in a series of creative nonfiction, Yes, They’re Real II features six all-new stories from writers at UNF. Completed during the Spring 2011 workshops, the stories, The Games We Play, Get Off My Laptop, Snapshots, Impact, Robert, and Sidewalks continue the author’s vision of what creative nonfiction can be.

Read Volume II in Kindle eBook format.

Yes, They’re Real second volume

Yes, They’re Real II is currently in the planning stages and will be released this summer. The new volume will be bigger than the first with even more UNF authors. As with the first volume, PDF and Kindle eBook versions are planned.

Yes, They’re Real released

The creative nonfiction project, Yes, They’re Real, recently celebrated its first printing after being completed over the summer. Yes, They’re Real is a collection of four creative nonfiction stories that were started during the 2010 Spring workshop at UNF. The stories, Green and White, Intervention, Mind the Gap, and Mel’s Hole, while different in subject, are linked by each author’s vision of the journey that takes place when writing creative nonfiction.

The cover for the first volume: