Registration Open for the 2019 Maui Writers’ Retreat

A week of writing and island living. Limited to six writers only. Four spaces remain.

maui base photoDates: April 28-May 4, 2019.
Location: The Aina Nalu villas, two blocks from famous Front Street.
Faculty: Jordan Hartt
Cost: $700 to 2,450 usd
Please note: this program is available only to subscribers of Kahini magazine 
Contact: [email protected]

Live and write among the hibiscus, plumeria, and sunsets in the beautiful, inspirational town of Lahaina on the island of Maui.

The 2019 Maui Writers’ Retreat is designed to get you to one completed short-short story in one week–in one of the most beautiful, inspirational places for writers in the world. Learn more.

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Kahini Magazine Open for Submissions

Kahini is an online literary rag unlike any other magazine in the world: subscriptions threepeoplesbenefit the work of Kahini’s partner organizations Literature Africa Foundation in Kenya and Writing Our World in Uganda.

Through the act of reading, you transform the lives of the next generation of writers.

Each month, subscribers receive, in our beautiful Kahini e-journal:
–Three new artistic works; as well as an
–Interview with a vital, contemporary writer working in Africa, the Americas, Eurasia, or Oceania; a
–Book review series focused not only on contemporary global artistic work but also classic global literature from our past; and a
–Close reading of a classic or contemporary work of art that also serves as a craft lecture in creative writing.

In addition, Kahini pays $100 usd to our writers for each accepted piece. Submissions are open. Submit work.

Kahini programs focus on craft, community and inspiration. Our global collective of artists and writers hosts the Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat and the Kāpiti Series in Oceania; the Kampala Writers’ Retreat and school and community programs in Africa; the Kaua’i Writers’ Retreat and the Desert Writers’ Retreat in the Americas; and Kahini magazine, the online literary journal and community that brings together writers from all over the world.

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Creating Su’ifefiloi in Wellington

On Saturday 5 May Wellington was lucky to host visiting Samoan writer Sia Figiel, who ran ‘Writing Garlands of Stories‘, a one-day workshop that drew on the ancient Samoan concept of su’ifefiloi, or sewing of garlands, to bridge oral storytelling and the act of creative writing.

Here are some snaps of our process that began with collecting leaves and flowers and ended with us heading to the Wellington Waterfront to gift our ‘ula to the ocean.


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