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True Story #12 has arrived!

For years, Jill Christman has been waiting for her long-lost lover to communicate with her from beyond the grave. Finally, he walks into... more

Upcoming workshops at CNF this fall

Take your writing to the next level at CNF's office in Pittsburgh; September and October workshops enrolling now. more

Writing Pittsburgh Book Prize

Win $10,000 and publication by In Fact Books. Apply by October 23, 2017 more

True Story #11 is here!

The 79 bus loops around the housing projects in the East Hills of Pittsburgh all day—“like a noose,” as reluctant resident Brian Broome... more

Something Like Vertigo

A father's loss of balance destabilizes a whole family

The Scene Is In Flux

A Conversation with Lawrence Lenhart

How to Write About Beer

September 12, 2017 6:30 PM

Join us at East End Brewing and learn how to write tantalizing descriptions that also tell a story about that special bite or brew. more

What's the Story #64

From the Editor
It’s more important than ever for writers to remain clear-eyed and to grapple with the big questions.

The Braided Essay as Social Justice Action

Between the Lines
The braided essay isn’t new, but with its ability to combine the personal and the political, Nicole Walker argues, it may be the most effective form for our times.

Sharp Scissors

An interview with Mary Dorfner Hay
"My hope is always that others will understand and connect with my work."

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