The Maui Writers’ Group

Read. Write. Travel. 

tiki torchesWant to write and publish literary fiction but need to fit classes around your busy life? The Maui Writers’ Group is a nine-month course in fiction writing that will give you:

1. Nine new finished stories ready to submit for publication, and

2. A free, all-access pass to all annual writing retreats in Kaua’i, Maui, Las Vegas, and the Big Island of Hawai’i.

How It Works:
Better results than an MFA program–and at 0.07 of the cost. October through June, online writing prompts and discussions  include voice, language, tone, color, imagery, feel, character, story, conflict, tension, dialogue, conflict, scene-building, crisis, resolution, epiphany, the objective correlative, and character vs. chronological writing.

These lessons and prompts are designed to fuel a new story (or section from a novel) each month, put the piece through the workshop and submission process, and help you build your portfolio of publications. The course is also designed for you to be able to access it as you want, built around your schedule.

We use a closed Facebook group to post and respond to one another’s stories, which works really well through the “add file” feature.

Writing Retreats
sun and wineOptional annual writing retreats happen in Kaua’i (January); Maui (JanuaryApril, and November); Las Vegas, (May); and the Big Island of Hawai’i (December).

Fall Quarter: October 1-December 15.
Winter Quarter: January 1-March 31.
Spring Quarter: April 1-June 30.

Contact [email protected] for more information or register for nine months directly here:


Jordan Hartt is a reader, writer, writing teacher, and workshop retreat leader. Participants in his retreats have published over two thousand times in literary magazines, over three hundred books, and been featured in the Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Poetry anthologies, as well as the Pushcart Prize anthology.

Hartt’s own writing has appeared in around thirty literary magazines and journals: his collection of narrative poems, “Leap,” appeared in 2015.