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Since 2011, Creative Nonfiction’s education programs have helped thousands of writers from all over the world tell their stories better.
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From online classes to webinars, all year round, CNF offers a variety of ways you can connect with the broader creative nonfiction community and learn new skills, generate new writing, stay focused, and create your best work.
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At every level, our 5- and 10-week courses offer firm deadlines, a flexible schedule that fits your needs, and feedback to help you keep writing and improving your work.
Courses are offered Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer term.
Weekly lessons and regular writing prompts on a variety of subjects designed to keep you motivated and moving ahead with your project. Self-guided courses run for 4 weeks and are offered six times a year.
These thoughtful yearlong progressions of courses will help you learn (or revisit) the fundamentals of the genre, develop your craft, enrich your knowledge, and sharpen your skills. Pathways begin every January.
Our online seminars cover a specific aspect of the writing life in real time, from writing to revision to publishing–and are taught by working, professional writers. New webinars are offered nearly every week.
The Good Place: Crafting Setting & Landscape
Whether you’re writing narrative journalism, memoir, or personal essays, a richly felt space/place can add depth or intrigue. Course starts June 7; enrollment is open until June 25thView Course
Summer Boot Camp
Instructor: Rhonda J. Miller
Instructor: Jessica Kehinde Ngo
You want to do it. You mean to do it. You’re going to do it! Ensure that you will get around to that summer writing by joining.View Course
Writing the Tough Stuff
A Free 8-Week Writing Workshop for Teens It’s hard to be a teen any time, but maybe even more so this year. Writing about challenges—whether personal or political, big or small—can help.Learn More