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The Work Itself Is a Home

A conversation with Cheston Knapp
Cheston Knapp, managing editor at Tin House, tells us what makes a piece of creative nonfiction stand out.

Your Story Deserves to Be Told

A conversation with Nadine Kenney Johnstone
Nadine Kenney Johnstone, author of Of This Much I'm Sure, gives advice on writing a book proposal and finding a publisher that cares about your book.

I’ve Taught Monsters

Essay
Helping students slay their worst fears with nothing more than a pencil, plenty of paper, and faith in the power of storytelling

CNF is seeking a Writing Pittsburgh fellow

Learn about small press publishing from the inside; work in our office on two upcoming books and more more

Own Your Story So It Doesn’t Own You

A conversation with Jamie Brickhouse
Jamie Brickhouse talks about the process of writing from memory and how he uses comedy to tackle darker subjects.

Put your thinking cap on: the new Creative Nonfiction issue has arrived!

Creative Nonfiction #63 explores how we teach in the classroom, the kitchen, a rehab center, the dentist's office, overseas, and everywhere. more

May Book Sale

It's National Nurses Week, National Teacher Appreciation Week & Mental Health Awareness Month. Celebrate extraordinary stories. more

"I couldn’t have known what a story he would live."

A Conversation with Cecilia Woloch
Cecilia Woloch, one of our essayists from the "How We Teach" issue, tracks down a student from her past. Hear what she has to say about the relationship we have to those whom we write about.

Teaching, Writing, and Reflecting

A Conversation with Margaret Downey
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's "How We Teach" essay contest discusses her first teaching experience and the lessons she learned from it.

Introducing our new Director of Education, Sharla Yates

We're excited to welcome the newest member of the Creative Nonfiction team. more

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