September 10, 2017

Fall 2017 Workshop in L.A.: SOLD OUT

Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 classes now enrolling. See Classes page.…

August 8, 2017

Michael Silverblatt turns 65

What better way to celebrate L.A.’s one-of-a-kind Bookworm and light than with a party at Hollywood’s Lacha Somtum (which, I am told, means “King of Papaya Salad” in Thai) restaurant?…

June 28, 2017

Fiction Writing Workshop in L.A.: Spring 2018

My Spring 2018 fiction writing workshop will be held on six consecutive Sundays from April 22 – May 27  at 5 – 7 p.m. The workshop will take place in Mid-Wilshire. Students of all experience levels are welcome. See the Classes page on this website for more information, or email me at jonathanblumort@gmail.com.

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March 21, 2017

Spring 2017 Workshop in L.A.: SOLD OUT

My Spring 2017 fiction writing workshop in L.A. has sold out. Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 classes are now enrolling. See Classes page for more details.…

February 13, 2017

Fiction Writing Workshop in L.A.: Winter 2018

My Winter 2018 fiction writing workshop will take place on six consecutive Sundays from 5 – 7 p.m. from January 21 through February 25. The workshop will take place in Mid-Wilshire. Students of all experience levels are welcome. Class size is limited to ten. Please check out the Classes page on this website for more information. And contact me if you have any questions at jonathanblumort@gmail.com…

February 13, 2017

Fiction Writing Workshop in L.A.: Fall 2017

My Fall 2017 fiction writing workshop takes place on six consecutive Sundays from 5 – 7 p.m. from September 17 through October 22. The workshop will take place in Mid-Wilshire. Students of all experience levels are welcome. Class size is limited to ten. Please check out the Classes page on this website for more information. And contact me if you have any questions at jonathanblumort@gmail.com…

December 11, 2016

2017 Iowa Summer Writing Festival

From June 17 to June 23, 2017, I will be teaching two intensive fiction writing classes at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival in Iowa City. Keep an eye on the ISWF website for class dates and course descriptions.…

October 21, 2016

Story in Sonora Review

My short story, “Weekly Status Report,” which takes place in the world of competitive Scrabble, can be found in the fall 2016 issue of Sonora Review. It’s Issue #70.…

October 11, 2016

Fiction Writing Workshop in L.A.: Spring 2017

My Spring 2017 fiction writing workshop runs for six weeks from Sunday, April 2 through Sunday, May 7. The workshop will take place in Mid-Wilshire. Students of all experience levels are welcome. Class size is limited to ten. Please check out the Classes page on this website for more information. And do contact me if you have any questions at jonathanblumort@gmail.com.…

July 20, 2016

To China

For three weeks, starting August 30, 2016, I will be a guest writer at the Tianjin Binhai International Writing Program in Tianjin, China’s fourth most populous city.…

June 6, 2016

Fiction Writing Workshop in L.A.: Fall 2016

My Fall 2016 fiction writing workshop runs from Sunday, October 30 – Sunday, December 11. The class meets in Mid-Wilshire. Class size is limited to ten students. Students of all experience levels are welcome. Classes will meet from 5 – 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Classes page on this website. You may also contact me at jonathanblumort@gmail.com.…

April 23, 2016

Off to Scotland

My fellowship at the Hawthornden Castle begins Sunday, April 24, 2016.

March 19, 2016

New Website

Thank you for creating this new website, Hani Yosef.…

March 2, 2016

Story in Carolina Quarterly

My story “Dignity Shores” has just come out in the Winter 2016 issue of The Carolina Quarterly.

February 19, 2016

Reading during AWP Conference

On Friday, April 1, 2016, at 7 p.m., I will be taking part in a reading co-hosted by Rescue Press, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, and Akron Press. The event takes place at Seahorse Sound Studios (1334 S. Grand Avenue, LA, CA 90015) in downtown Los Angeles.…

November 30, 2015

Hawthornden Fellowship

I have just been awarded a one-month fellowship at the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers in Lasswade, Scotland for Spring 2016.…

November 30, 2015

Fiction Writing Workshop in L.A.: Winter 2016

From February 7 – March 132016, I will be teaching a fiction writing workshop in Mid-Wilshire. Class size is limited to ten. Writers of all experience levels are welcome. For enrollment information, click here. Or contact me at jonathanblumort@gmail.com.…