Creative Nonfiction Foundation
About 5119 Coral Street
Creative Nonfiction moved to its current location in January 2016, after outgrowing a small office in Shadyside. We’re located between the Waldorf School and Penn Avenue.
We are excited to engage with the Pittsburgh community by opening our doors for regular events. Our schedule typically includes onsite workshops led by local and visiting authors; readings and gallery shows during First Fridays on Penn Avenue; and other special events!
At 5119 Coral Street, you can leave your shoes, coat, and creative blockages at the door. In our space, you can unwind and refresh your practice in the company of other writers, artists, and high-quality writing instructors.
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Accessibility & Amenities
The first floor of our building is fully accessible. This includes the gallery, our archives, access to our courtyard, and a fully accessible restroom. Entry to the building is up a short flight of steps or an electric lift.
Our office and a kitchenette are located on the second floor, up one flight of stairs. Although the kitchenette is not fully accessible, a member of the CNF staff will be onsite and available to assist those with accessibility needs.
In the neighborhood
Our office is located in the arts-centered Bloomfield/Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
On Penn Avenue are other arts organizations like Assemble, Boom Concepts, Level Up Studios, Silver Eye Center for Photography, and Workshop PGH.
We are also within walking distance of several dining locations:
Please keep in mind that the estimated distances listed below are calculations provided by Google Maps.
Artisan Cafe (0.2 miles, 5-minute walk)
4121 Main (0.4 miles, 8-minute walk)
Commonplace Coffee (0.8 miles, 16-minute walk)
Bantha Tea Bar (0.1 miles, 3-minute walk)
Safi Juice (0.2 miles, 4-minute walk)
Gluten-Free Goat Bakery (0.2 miles, 4-minute walk)
Friendship Perk & Brew (0.2 miles, 5-minute walk)
People’s Indian Restaurant (476 feet, 2-minute walk)
Spak Brothers (495 feet, 2-minute walk)
Apteka (0.4 miles, 8-minute walk)
Mixtape (0.2 miles, 4-minute walk)
To learn more about the neighborhood and what the area has to offer, click here.
Visiting From Out of Town
Not from Pittsburgh, but wish to visit? The area surrounding CNF has many lodging options available. Find out more, here.
Questions? Please contact our Events and Building Manager, Hannah Waltz, at email@example.com or call us at 412-404-2975.