Kahini membership provides:
- Unlimited free access to writing retreats and conferences at five global locations, year-round;
- Personal consultations on your work through either an hour-long monthly phone call or monthly written feedback on any piece of up to 5,000 words, and the
- Monthly subscription to Kahini magazine, chock-full each month with brand-new craft lectures, interviews, writing exercises, and new artistic work from writers all over the world.
Retreats and Conferences
Kahini’s annual writing gatherings happen on the island of Kaua’i, Hawai’i; the Kāpiti Coast of New Zealand; and in the cities of Kolkata, India; and Kampala, Uganda. All are provided free to members. Full registration (including tuition, room, and board) is also included to attend Centrum’s annual Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, on the mainland United States.
All these programs focus on community, inspiration, and rigorous attention to both the art and the craft of creative writing. To attend, simply be a Kahini member for nine months, after which you have unlimited access to any retreat or conference you wish to attend, year-round, as long as your membership is current.
Revise and publish your work throughout the year. You receive monthly consultations on your work throughout the year with either an hour-long phone call or through written feedback on any piece of up to 5,000 words, with Kahini magazine editor Jordan Hartt.
This is included as part of your membership. In the past four months alone, members doing these consultations have published twelve short stories, won two writing contests, and won a writing fellowship.
At the heart of the Kahini community is Kahini magazine. Each month you receive three new creative-writing craft lectures (and access to all archived lectures) by some of the best writers working today; eleven inspirational writing exercises based on the lectures; new interviews with vital, contemporary writers working in Africa, the Americas, Eurasia, and Oceania; and three new works of literary art in poetry, prose, or cross-genre work.
Please contact [email protected] or call directly 1-360-531-1472.
Kahini features two membership options:
Editorial Membership: $175/month provides all of the above.
Manuscript Membership: $1,750/month also includes written feedback on up to 50,000 words per month, and provides immediate unlimited access to all our retreats and conferences.