Education

Online Classes

Our online classes give you the opportunity to learn on a flexible schedule that fits your needs. Participants receive personal feedback from their instructors on each assignment as well as peer interactions throughout the class. All instructors are university professors and/or working professional writers. Firm deadlines and feedback help keep you writing and improving your work throughout the class.

Whether you're just starting out or are looking for an advanced class to help you refine and polish your work, we have a course for you. Class sessions begin in January, April, June, and September.

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Onsite Writing Workshops

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 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Each workshop, whether five weeks or a few hours, will teach you long-lasting strategies and skills to apply to your personal and professional writing practices. 

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The Creative Nonfiction Writers Fellowship

A ten-part intensive workshop series for ten experienced nonfiction writers.

Hone your craft, expand your professional development skills, and find inspiration to tackle more ambitious stories while building a community of support in this advanced workshop series.

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The CNF Writers' Conference

Practical advice. Meaningful insights. Lasting connections.

Make connections that can energize and change your writing life at the Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference. Every spring in Downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

Join us for an exploration of the art, craft, and business of writing true stories with sessions led by published authors, professional editors, seasoned journalists, and down-to-earth instructors.

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Mentoring

Writers at every level can use guidance when it comes to shaping and refining work. The Creative Nonfiction Mentoring Program gives writers one-on-one access to accomplished mentors (who, by the way, aren't just great writers, but experienced teachers and editors, too).

Since all writers and writing projects are different, every program is customized to meet the needs of each incoming mentee. Whether you’re trying to publish, find your voice as a writer, draft a book proposal, or receive specific feedback, let Creative Nonfiction create a program that’s right for you.

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Internships and Volunteer Positions

Creative Nonfiction offers internship positions three times a yearwith positions starting in January, May, and September. Our goal is to provide interns with the opportunity to learn new skills and gain essential experience in the world of literary publishing.

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CNF in the Classroom

Creative Nonfiction's books, back issues, and magazines are a great classroom resource for teachers. We offer discounts on bulk subscriptions and classroom orders.

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Writing Away the Stigma

A series of workshops and events for people who want to write about how mental illness has affected their lives.

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