Writing Workshops at CNF

Unique opportunities to connect with a passionate group of regional and visiting writers while exploring specific aspects of craft and gaining skills and strategies you need to succeed. Our experienced instructors and professionals can help you set goals, try out new techniques, receive feedback, and find motivation for your writing.

Take your writing to the next level with hands-on instruction and inspiration at the Creative Nonfiction Foundation's office, located in the arts-centered Garfield/Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Workshops are open to writers at all levels and new workshops are announced regularly, so check back often or sign up for an alert.


Upcoming Workshops

Summer & Fall 2017 at Creative Nonfiction*

Registration Now Open

Jun 24
Art of the Interview
with Paul Guggenheimer

A great interview session will give you the in-depth information you need to create fully realized characters and narratives in your writing. Veteran radio and television host Paul Guggenheimer will help you practice and perfect interview techniques, whether you're interviewing on background or doing a long immersion project. Workshop is limited to 30 people. Learn more / Reserve your spot »


Opening Soon

Jul 15
Get Out & Write!
Mini Mid-Summer Writing Retreat with Anjali Sachdeva

Aug 19
Extraordinary Embodiment
Writing Disability & Chronic Illness with Sonya Huber

Sep 30
Who’s Telling Your Life Story?
Narrating your memoir with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Fall 2017
The Writer as Detective
How to Investigate Anyone and Anything with Doug Swanson

Get an alert when new workshops open for registration »


*Please note that all workshops are hosted in-person at the Creative Nonfiction Foundation’s office, located at 5119 Coral Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. 

Questions? Please contact Lauren Boehm, our Events and Building Manager, at boehm@creativenonfiction.org.

Want to study with Creative Nonfiction from the comforts of home? Check out our current online class offerings.