Studies in Short Fiction

For those who want to write short fiction. For those who have to write short fiction. Registration is closed.
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Program

Studies in Short Fiction is an MFA-level fiction-writing program designed for writers of all experience levels who are writing the novel or short fiction.

On the first and third Monday of each month (Kaua’i time, UTC -10:00), you receive via email a short reading, along with an accompanying craft lecture that explores how the story works, and how to use the same craft techniques in your own writing. Although we look primarily at fiction, including work by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alice Munro, Gabriel García Márquez, or William Trevor, we also look at poetry and nonfiction, and how those techniques can be used in our writing.

These readings and lectures are designed to inspire the creation of new work.

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 as well as multiple other awards, fellowships, and full university professorships in creative writing.

 

Upcoming:

Gabriel García Márquez“A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings,” by Gabriel García Márquez
Craft Lecture & Writing Exercises
coming April 15, 2019

Alice Munro“Soon,” by Alice Munro
Craft Lecture & Writing Exercises
coming May 6, 2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Apollo,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Craft Lecture & Writing Exercises
coming May 20, 2019

Gabriel García Márquez“Blácaman the Good, Vendor of Miracles,” by Gabriel García Márquez
Craft Lecture & Writing Exercises
coming June 3, 2019

William Trevor“Two More Gallants” by William Trevor
Craft Lecture & Writing Exercises
coming June 17, 2019

Alice Munro“Silence,” by Alice Munro
Craft Lecture & Writing Exercises
coming July 1, 2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie“Ghosts,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Craft Lecture & Writing Exercises
coming August 5, 2019

Gabriel García Márquez“Balthazar’s Marvelous Afternoon,” by Gabriel García Márquez
Craft Lecture & Writing Exercises
coming August 19, 2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie“The Thing Around Your Neck,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Craft Lecture & Writing Exercises
coming September 16, 2019

William Trevor“A School Story,” by William Trevor
Craft Lecture & Writing Exercises
coming October 7, 2019

Alice Munro“Comfort,” by Alice Munro
Craft Lecture & Writing Exercises
coming November 4, 2019