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