Writing Workshops at CNF

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 of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Our experienced instructors and creative professionals can help you bring nonfiction narrative techniques to your professional writing and find the bigger story that will help you connect with readers. 

Each workshop, whether spanning five weeks or a few hours, offers a unique opportunity to explore different aspects of craft and gain skills and strategies you need to succeed. Set goals, learn new skills, receive feedback, and find motivation for your writing, and connect with a passionate group of regional and visiting writers. 

Whether you're new to the genre or looking for an advanced class to help you refine and polish your work, we have an event for you. 

Workshops are announced on a rolling basis so check back often—or sign up for our newsletter


Upcoming Workshops

Hanging on Your Every Word

How to keep your audience engaged, no matter what you’re reading, with award-winning actor and nonfiction writer Elena Passarello.

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: $25 (limited to 30 people)

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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 Lauren Boehm, our Events and Building Manager, at boehm@creativenonfiction.org.
Want to study with Creative Nonfiction from the comforts of home? Check out our current online class offerings.


Workshop Series

Wednesday Writing Workshop

Practice craft essentials and receive personalized feedback on your work from an expert instructor. Our Wednesday series, based on a traditional workshop approach, provides critique as well as tips for revision plus the opportunity to read other participants’ work-in-progress.

Duration: Five Wednesdays
Time: 6:00-8:30
Cost: $190 (limited to 10 people)

Weekend Specials

Enjoy an interactive day or morning of presentations and writing exercises that will inform and challenge your personal or professional writing skills. These inspirational workshop intensives focus on specific challenges and opportunities, such as finding your activist voice, writing about your profession, realistic research techniques, or dealing with the “me” in memoir.

Duration: Varies
Cost: $25 - $99 (limited to 30 people)