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 six people per session
Register by email: nickjaina(at)

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 purpose of this workshop is to give you the confidence to create a project, organize it, and 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.

My name is Nick Jaina. I'm a writer from Oregon who has visited the Wichita area many times. I wrote a book called Get It While You Can that was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. My work has been published in Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian Folkways Magazine, The Talkhouse, Oregon Humanities, and many other publications. You can read an essay I wrote exploring the different types of sadness here.

Ideal Class Size:
No more than six people, so there is time for everyone to share their thoughts and get personal attention.

Acceptable Ages:
Teenagers and up are welcome, as long as the students are serious about writing.

Styles of Writing:
All prose styles: fiction, non-fiction, short story, memoir, essay.

Feel free to bring a lunch or beverage. Some light snacks, water, and tea will be provided.

Rough Workshop Schedule:
March 4 & 5 - Inspiration
March 11 & 12 - Story Structure
March 18 & 19 - Writing mechanics

What to Bring:
Either pen and paper or a laptop.


Examples of some of my writing can be found over here.


A photo of Nick Jaina so you know he's real:

About the Studio:
The Ffarquhar is a beautiful building in the Commerce Street Arts District of Wichita, Kansas.