The Normal School's Creative Nonfiction Workshop and Publishing Institute

Summer 2018 


The Normal School's Summer nonfiction workshop

Join us on the campus of Fresno State in July, 2018 for an incredible two weeks of Normal nonfiction with award winning writers and editors. 


July 16 to July 29, 2018


May 14, 2018

  • This course combines craft-intensive writing workshops and mentoring with seminars on the dos and don'ts of literary publishing from industry leaders.
  • Participate in intensive writing workshops in creative nonfiction, memoir and the essay.
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring from award-winning, renowned writers, publishers and editors.
  • Attend seminars on literary publishing led by industry leaders.
  • Gain exposure to diverse and dynamic faculty and students in a positive and a supportive writing community.
  • Present your work in a public showcase reading.

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Guest Artists

Elena Passarello

Angela Morales

Dinty W. Moore

Ander Monson

Kristen Radtke

Beth Bich Minh Nguyen

Justin Hocking

Special Guests: 

Jeffery Gleaves from The Paris Review

Dan Smetanka from Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press

Jon Roemer from Outpost19

Kate Gale from Red Hen Press

CSU Summer Arts Author Alumni: Carole Firstman and Armen Bacon