SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
MARCH 4 & 5
MARCH 11 & 12
MARCH 18 & 19

10am - 2pm
at the Ffarquhar // 611 St. Francis Street // Wichita, KS
$50 per session
Limited to five people per session
Register by email: nickjaina(at)gmail.com

Do you like to write, but not know how to get a project up on its feet? Do you have pieces of stories that you've jotted down that you don't know how to connect? Do you have an idea in your head that you can't even begin? You should come to this workshop.

The point of this workshop is to help you get a project up on its feet and give you the structure and confidence to complete it.

Everyone is welcome to join, whether they studied writing in college or have always been unsure how to get going. The focus is on getting over fears so that we can just write. Students will gain confidence that they can generate writing at any time and don't need to wait around for inspiration. They will also learn how to start assembling little pieces into a satisfying whole, and find ways of creating the structure in their lives that will regularly include writing. more info...

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My new chapbook "How to enjoy dance" is available now for order. There are only 200 hand-numbered copies available of this letterpressed essay, printed by On Fingertips Press in Salt Lake City. It is 8 pages long.

100% of the sales from this chapbook go to supporting the Independent Publication Resource Center in Portland, Oregon as they move to a new building. The IPRC's mission is to "facilitate creative expression, identity, and community by providing individual access to tools and resources for creating independently published media and artwork."

To order this chapbook, send $10 via PayPal to nickjaina (at) gmail.com.

The new album Brutal Lives is out on Fluff & Gravy Records. It is available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, and wherever digital albums are sold.

THE PODCAST

Nick Jaina Time is a podcast featuring the words and music of Nick Jaina. Nick reads from his book Get It While You Can over an original soundtrack. Find it on iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever you get podcasts.


Nick Jaina Time is a podcast featuring the words and music of Nick Jaina. Nick reads from his book Get It While You Can over an original soundtrack. Find it on iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever you get podcasts.


Nick Jaina is a musician and writer from Portland, Oregon.

He has toured the world over the last decade, releasing several albums on HUSH Records and Fluff & Gravy Records. He co-founded the Satellite Ballet and Collective in New York City, which has collaborated with dancers from the New York City Ballet and Julliard. He has composed soundtracks for feature films and plays.

Get It While You Can is his first book, an impressionistic memoir about a love of music and the world. It was a finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Award.

His latest album Brutal Lives is out on Fluff & Gravy Records. It is available on SpotifyiTunesBandcamp, and wherever digital albums are sold. There will be an album release performance at the Liquor Store in Portland on October 6th.

 

YOU CAN ORDER THE BOOK HERE

 

THE BOOK

Nick Jaina's book Get It While You Can is, as the Los Angeles Review of Books says, "a love song to music and to those who make it and live it." It is a warm, hopeful book about finding freedom and claiming it every day of your life, despite all the traps along the way.

It was nominated for a 2016 Oregon Book Award.

PRAISE FOR GET IT WHILE YOU CAN

"Terrific, wry... as moving as it is precise. What the book does so well is to let us feel how powerfully making pulls against living, how making can become living, though it may leave the maker wanting."
- LA Review of Books (4.13.15)

"So gorgeously frank you'll be tempted to steal from [it]."
Vancouver B.C.'s Georgia Straight (1.16.15)

"It’s a good reminder that the voice in my head telling me I’m failing is not a very good judge of things, and I should just tell that voice to fuck off."

"It’s a good reminder that the voice in my head telling me I’m failing is not a very good judge of things, and I should just tell that voice to fuck off."