Fiction Workshop

Dates: August 5-September 23. Monday evenings, 6-8 pm (No class August 26.)
Location: The Abigail Stuart House
$125 for Members, $175 for Non-Members
Facilitator: Jordan Hartt
Space Available: 10 spaces available out of 12
Registration: available down the page, or call 360-531-1472.

Designed for writers of all levels who want to have their work discussed seriously and in detail at the craft level, looking at sensory detail, setting, character, point of view, plot, structure, pacing, voice, style, tone, visual presentation, titles, authorial identity, and thematic elements, and getting perspectives and feedback from multiple readers.

You’ll have the opportunity to have up to three stories looked at and workshopped, but–crucially–you’ll leave the workshop inspired and invigorated! These workshops are designed not only to provide the craft focus and community to take your work to the next level, but the inspiration to do so.

Since our inception in 2014, Kahini participants have published over three thousand individual times in literary magazines; released over two hundred books; been featured in the Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, and Best American Science & Nature Writing anthologies; been shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing; and won New Zealand’s Best First Book Award, and won multiple other awards, fellowships, and full university professorships in creative writing.



Jordan Hartt jordan copyis the author of the story collections “Leap” and “Drifting,” both on Tebot Bach Press.

My lifework is in creating experiences where people find the craft instruction to reach for their best writing, find the community to connect meaningfully across backgrounds, and find the lifelong inspiration of the writing life, including the Olympia Writing Center’s high-level writing workshops, language classes, cultural exchange programs, and readings and performances here in our area.

To do this, I facilitate the Center; host annual writing residencies in Po’ipū, Kaua’i; Kolkata, India; and Kampala, Uganda; and give as a philanthropist to artists and visionaries around the world. I’m currently working on a new book.

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