nick jaina writing workshops

Nick Jaina

is an author and musician born in Sacramento and currently residing in no particular place. He is finishing his first novel, Hitomi, if you would just give him a second.

His first book, the memoir Get It While You Canwas a finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Award.

He has been published in McSweeney’s and Atlantic Monthly. He has composed music for feature films and documentaries.

The Modes of Writing is an 8-week online writing workshop led by Nick Jaina. It helps students take a nascent idea and build it into something substantial. Nick offers guidance, inspiration, and accountability. The next one starts June 9th. More information and registration here.


This is Nick's first book, a memoir. It is a warm, hopeful book about finding freedom and claiming it every day of your life, despite all the traps along the way.

Order the book directly from Nick and it helps support his work on the next one. It’s $15 + $1 shipping. Please include your mailing address and whether you’d like it signed.