Online Student Publications

Many of our students go on to publish after working with our instructors. Click the names below to learn more about just a few of our talented students. 

Interviews by Sara Button and Rachel Ann Brickner


Valorie Grace Hallinan discusses what she learned on her path to becoming a published audio storyteller.

Ann Klotz took a break from writing, until another writer inspired her to develop a practice that ultimately led to publication in The Huffington Post and In Fact Books' forthcoming What I Didn't Know: True Stories About Becoming a Teacher.

Jim Ringley, an award-winning painter, talks about beginning as a writer in one of our online classes and eventually publishing the essay he began there with The Sun.

Amy Rodriguez discusses how she went from not having a regular writing practice to having essays that began in our online class published by Salon.

Belinda Shoemaker talks about her daily writing routine and what led to her publishing pieces after taking one of our online courses.


Are you a former Creative Nonfiction online student who's gone on to publish? If so, email education[at] to share the news! Please tell us which class you took (and if possible, with which instructor), the name of the published piece, where/when it was published, and, if available, a link to the piece.