Webinars hosted by CNF


Webinars are a convenient and affordable way to learn practical writing, revision, and publishing skills. Our experienced instructors and professionals can help you gain the skills you need to succeed on a variety of topics from the basics to the book proposal.

Join a webinar in real-time and take part in the conversation. Afterward, the recording will be shared as a resource you can return to again and again.

Webinars are open to writers at all levels. New webinars are announced regularly, so check back often or sign up for our newsletter.

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Webinars run every Wednesday at 2 pm EDT


Your Life in 750 Words (or Less)  |  June 3
Where to start, what to include, & what to leave out
Webinar presentation with Paula Carter

Revision Made Simple(r)  |  June 10
Sometimes, revision can be tougher than facing a blank page
Webinar presentation with Marty Levine

The Personal Political  |  June 17
How to write about social & political issues without sounding like a pundit
Webinar presentation with Jaswinder Bolina

Making the Most of the First Page  |  June 24
Establish voice, create trust, and show what is at stake in the memoir
Webinar presentation with Kase Johnstun

The Power of Story  |  July 1
Finding the river of meaning in your memoir or essay
Webinar presentation with Dinty W. Moore

Upcoming Webinars

  • When is it Okay to Laugh? Using humor in Creative Nonfiction  |  Shannon Reed  |  July 8

Past Webinars

Professional Development During the Pause
A structured clean up of your professional & promotional development tool kit

Webinar presentation with Chelsea Biondolillo

Byline Boot Camp
Everything you need to know to get your short nonfiction published
Webinar presentation with Melissa Petro

Personal Essay Crash Course
Everything you need to know to start writing your true story

Webinar presentation with Jenna McGuiggan

Opening Boxes
Stories in Everyday Objects

Webinar presentation with Yvette Benavides

Strategies for Writing about Death, Loss & Grief
Telling a universal story that will resonate with readers

Webinar presentation with Eleanor Vincent

Write Your Nonfiction Book Proposal
Step by step with Jane Friedman

Webinar presentation 

Creative Nonfiction Crash Course
Everything you need to know to start writing your true story

Webinar presentation with Jenna McGuiggan

Object as Subject
Writing inspired by what you hold

Webinar presentation with Megan Volpert

Tame the Beast
How to focus and frame your unwieldy story

Webinar presentation with Aaron Shulman

The Magical Marketing Trifecta 
Perfecting your author website, email newsletter & social network

Webinar presentation with Jane Friedman

Writing the Tough Stuff
A free, online session, open to anyone, on writing about grief, loss, & trauma

Webinar presentation with Jessica Handler

Refund and cancellation policies

By 5pm EST one week prior to start date:

Students may request a full refund or a transfer credit. Transfer credits must be applied within two years from your cancellation date.

No refunds or transfers will be offered after this deadline.

Questions? Please contact our director of education, Sharla Yates, at yates[AT]creativenonfiction[DOT]org.