Online Reading

True Story #15: This Is My Oldest Story

Haunted by the long-unsolved mystery of a neighbor boy's disappearance, Emily Brisse tries to make sense of a terrible story that isn’t... more

Write at CNF

Take your writing to the next level at CNF's office in Pittsburgh; spring workshops are open now. more

Writing Away the Stigma

A free eight-week workshop for young adults who have experienced the stigma of mental illness. more

True Story #14: The River of No Return

Two young mothers grapple with isolation and unforgiving terrain in this braided narrative of the American West. more

Roots & Branches: Writing Your Family Tree (Workshop)

February 20, 2018 6:00 PM to March 27, 2018 8:30 PM

We don’t get to choose our families; but we do get to make choices about how we frame, represent, embrace, and challenge the histories we... more

Writing About Place (Workshop)

March 17, 2018 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Explore and share your adventures in the world, whether close to home or far away. The best writing allows readers to see familiar sites in... more

Ruminating, Research, and Realizing

An interview with Ilene Winn-Lederer
"I have always felt that my mission as an illustrator is to honor the work of past luminaries while creating works that reflect my own era’s thinking."

The Truth Is I Never Left You

A young girl's seat assignment on the plane ride to America changes everything

Contagious Empathy

Then & Now
Looking up from our screens and going for a walk may be our salvation. SHERRIE FLICK explores how movement can inspire creativity and connection.

What's the Story #65

From the Editor
The intersections of these two ways of understanding the world are rarely examined—and when they are, the primary narrative is one of conflict.