Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference

Point Park University
May 26 & 27
Various times

Best-selling authors, acclaimed magazine editors, top literary agents and others will converge on Point Park University for this weekend’s Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference.

Whether you’re looking to ink a book deal, hone new skills, or connect with passionate writers, this is the literary happening for you.

Exploring all things writing, editing and publishing, the annual event is presented by the Creative Nonfiction Foundation, which was founded by Pittsburgh-based writer and editor Lee Gutkind—who’s been dubbed “the godfather behind creative nonfiction” by Vanity Fair.

Panels, presentations and workshops are focused on everything from book proposals, pitching and writing for the web, to self-promotion and finding a publisher.

Engaging craft-focused intensives are open to writers of all levels—while featured presentations will address topics like The Writer as Activist and Research & Fact-checking.

Not to miss is the May 26 keynote conversation, The State of the American Magazine, featuring influential editors from Esquire, The Paris Review, The New Yorker and more.

View a schedule and register here.

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Jennifer BaronEvents & Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.