Kahini Magazine

Go beyond the MFA. 

KAHINI MAGAZINE IMAGEKahini monthly magazine results in the creation, revision, and publication of your work, all while banking points toward (optional but included) writing retreats on the island of Kaua’i; the Kāpiti Coast of New Zealand; Kampala, Uganda; and Port Townsend, Washington.

Whether you’re writing poetry or prose, or working in short or long forms, this magazine uses what we playfully call “The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Writers” (1. sensory detail; 2. setting; 3. character & point of view; 4. plot, structure, & pacing; 5. tone, style, and visual presentation; 6. thought/theme; and 7. titling) to take your work to publication level and beyond.

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Each month, you receive the beautiful Kahini e-journal, which features three new creative-writing craft lectures (and access to all archived 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, and cross-genre work.

Write, Revise, & Publish.
All these lectures, interviews, new creative works, and writing exercises are designed to inspire the creation of new work of your own: writing with new craft tools, and writing in your own true voice, with the eye toward ongoing publication of your work.

Participants in our 2017 Maui Writers' Retreat discuss a story's beginning paragraph
Workshop participants in Maui discuss a story’s opening paragraph

Monthly Subscription: the core experience. Monthly craft lectures, interviews, writing exercises, and three new works of literary art each month.

Critique Subscription: Also includes an hour each month of private mentorship of your ongoing work on a word-by-word level, designed to hone your unique writing voice and share it with the world.

Editorial Subscription: Also includes five hours each month of private mentorship on your ongoing work on a word-by-word level.

Unlike MFA programs, you’ll see results, growing quickly as a writer and enjoying yourself as you go. Subscribe below, or, for a one-time purchase, please follow this link.

Collect Points for Writing Retreats

Monthly Subscriber: 3,000 points per month. Pick up an extra 30,000 points whenever you want, as often as you want, throughout the year.

Critique Subscriber: 33,000 points. (Our most popular option. Basically, this means a free retreat in less than a year of writing, depending on what you want to do.) And you can still pick up an extra 30,000 points whenever you want to add to this total.

Editorial Subscriber: 300,000 points.

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Brennecke Beach, Kaua’i

Spend Your Points at Any Time:
100,000 = Private room and full tuition at the Kampala Writers’ Retreat or Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat
300,000 = Private room and full tuition at the Kaua’i Writers’ Retreat or the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference (presented in partnership.)
500,000 = Private villa at the Kaua’i Writers’ Retreat
1,000,000 = One-week Manuscript Consultation: private villa in Kaua’i, first-class airfare, and line-by-line editing and discussion of your manuscript.

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Monthly Subscription: the core experience. Monthly craft lectures, interviews, writing exercises, and three new works of literary art each month. To accelerate your writing, add an editorial session at any time, as you choose. 3,000 points per month.

Critique Subscription: Also includes an hour each month of private mentorship of your ongoing work on a word-by-word level, designed to hone your unique writing voice and share it with the world. 30,000 points per month.

Editorial Subscription: Also includes five hours each month of private mentorship on your ongoing work on a word-by-word level. This is an MFA-level program and results in your completed book within one year. 300,000 points per month.

Contact

Please contact [email protected] or call directly 1-360-531-1472.

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Jean Paul Seka and American writer Rebecca Brown at the 2015 Kampala Writers' Conference
Kahini magazine contribut0r Jean Paul Seka and faculty member Rebecca Brown
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Kahini magazine contributors Raksha Vasudevan and Ssekandi Ronald Ssegujja

In addition to all of the above, your subscription helps fund the work of Kahini’s partner organizations Literature Africa Foundation in Kenya and Writing Our World in Uganda.

These locally owned, governed, and staffed NGO organizations work with youth in schools and communities throughout East Africa, including Tanzania and Rwanda.

By having fun reading, writing, publishing, and traveling, you also transform the lives of the next generation of writers.

wairimuWairimu Mwangi is a writer and founder of the Literature Africa Foundation. Her educational textbooks are used in schools across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ghana. She is passionate about quality education for all and believes that without books or material to read, literacy suffers and when literacy suffers, opportunities decline. She enjoys mentoring youth, storytelling, travelling, reading and meditating. Contact.

IMG-20160112-WA0006-1Ssekandi Ronald Ssegujja is the founder of Writing Our World, an organization in Uganda that uses writing, debate and spoken word to give a platform to people to express themselves. He is an events’ organizer who also runs the the writers’ club ‘Coffee and Books’ that happens monthly in Kampala. In 2014, his story ‘Walls and Borders’ won the Eastern Africa Writivism Literary prize. Contact.


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jordan copyManaging Editor Jordan Hartt is a reader, writer, writing teacher, editor, and community & events organizer.

In the past decade, participants in Hartt’s writing programs have published three thousand individual times in literary magazines, including all major magazines; released over two hundred books on nationally and internationally ranked presses; and been featured in the Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, and Best American Short Stories anthologies, as well as short-listed for the Caine Prize for African Writing.

Hartt’s writing has appeared in about forty literary magazines and journals. His collection of stories, “Leap,” appeared in 2015. He is currently at work on a new collection