Write Now 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 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 our newsletter (and select "Announcements" and "Online Classes).


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January 19th
Creative Nonfiction Crash Course
Everything You Need to Know to Start Writing Your True Story
A 3-hour workshop with Jenna McGuiggan

This seminar will introduce you to the history of the genre and show you how to use the building blocks of creative nonfiction—including scene, character, dialogue, and reflection—to write your own true stories. No writing experience is necessary.
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Feb. 9th & 16th, 2019
Experiments in Audio
Adapting Essays for the Ear

A multi-week workshop with Erin Anderson

With the growth of podcasting, the personal essay has undergone a kind of renaissance. But what do audio essays require of us as writers? How can we best exploit the spokenness of the medium—and the potential of sound itself? In this two-part, hands-on workshop led by Erin Anderson, you’ll explore ways of bringing new life to your writing in this burgeoning medium.
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Feb. 23rd & March 2nd, 2019
Revision Boot Camp
Build Your Writer’s Toolbox
A multi-week workshop with Marissa Landrigan

Writing classes often emphasize the significance of revision to the writing process, but what does that actually mean? In this intensive workshop, you’ll study examples of revised essays from published writers and participate in weekly discussions of the revision process, with the goal of better understanding how revision happens and how to keep your work moving forward. Between sessions, you’ll implement changes to an already-drafted essay using the many revision prompts we’ll explore together.
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*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 our events manager, Hannah Waltz, at waltz@creativenonfiction.org. You can also review our cancellation and refund policies here.

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