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APPS DUE: SEP 12: Creative Nonfiction (CNF) Studio | Sep 22 – Dec 15,

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$548 – $583
View Venue Website, 4232 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97215 + Google Map

Write what you know you want to know

The Creative Nonfiction (CNF) Studio is based on the idea that inspiration, accountability, and community are essential to every writer’s growth. The CNF Studio meets weekly for multi-month sessions, and its curriculum is designed to help you deepen your writing through a keener understanding of both literary craft and your own voice. The CNF Studio is open to applications from all writers, and members often return for multiple sessions. This creates the Studio’s special experience: a consistent, deep, and supportive study of your writing in the company of other writers. Each weekly session includes a close-reading and discussion of a selected work of creative nonfiction, a roundtable reading of take-home prompts, and in-depth critique of several works-in-progress. Over the course of their time in the CNF Studio, writers can expect to read widely and gain deep insight into their own writing, all the while exploring questions of structure, form, narration, truth, memory, influence, and voice.  | Maximum 9 students

All students must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

Learn more about applying to the CNF Studio

To Apply: To apply to join the next Creative Nonfiction Studio, please send a writing sample of up to 3,500 words and a 250-word statement of purpose.


Teacher: Brian BensonTime: , in person, Thursdays, Sep 22 – Dec 15, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Breaks on 10/22, 11/27)Total Fee: Discounted Early Registration is due seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Registration: $548 (cash/check); $583 (PayPal).