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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.
Memoir Without Fear: Avoiding Trauma, Legal Issues and Your Mom’s Hurt Feelings
Instructor: Allison K Williams
You have a powerful story to tell … but what if someone else doesn’t like the way you tell it?View Course
Writing Beyond the Known: Exploring the Possible through Speculative Nonfiction
Learn to use a variety of techniques to map the territories of inner worlds and the possibilities of the world we share.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