April 10, 2024

Two Revision Workshops Summer 2024

By popular demand, this summer I will be teaching two advanced-level revision workshops. These will be total-immersion courses that focus […]
July 8, 2022

DTLA workshop starts Nov 5, 2022

I am offering a six-week in-person workshop in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. The workshop will run weekly […]
March 11, 2022


On Instagram, at @stay.home.stories, there is a video recording of me reading two stories: “Signs and Symbols” by Vladimir Nabokov […]
February 19, 2021

Molly Antopol visits fiction workshop

Molly Antopol visited my Winter 2021 fiction writing workshop. She conducted a 25-minute Q&A with students about her short story, […]
November 3, 2020

Story published in Spanish on Medium

My short story “[It’s pomegranate season, and every evening]” from “Panels” has just been published online in Spanish on Medium. […]
March 29, 2020

Jewish Book Council review

Benjamin Selesnick has just reviewed The Usual Uncertainties for the Jewish Book Council. Check out the review here.
January 15, 2020

On KCRW’s Bookworm

I will appear on KCRW’s Bookworm with host Michael Silverblatt on Thursday, January 16 at 1:30 p.m. The show will […]
January 3, 2020

Poets & Writers

I have a short nonfiction piece up about my neighborhood on the Poets & Writers website.
November 25, 2019

Jewish Book Council blog

The Jewish Book Council blog posted a story from The Usual Uncertainties, along with a short piece I wrote about […]
August 23, 2019

Book tour dates

Sunday, November 3 Skylight Books Los Angeles, CA 5 p.m. RSVP here Tuesday, November 12 Milkweed Books (with Peter Bognanni) […]
July 30, 2019

Book tour begins Sun., Nov. 3 at Skylight

https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/jonathan-blum-discusses-his-new-short-story-collection-usual-uncertainties My tour to launch the story collection The Usual Uncertainties will begin on Sunday, November 3 at 5 p.m. at Skylight […]
June 2, 2019

Summer Classes 2019

This summer I will be teaching three classes.   Two-Month Workshop Sunday, July 14 – Sunday, September 8 5 – […]
May 7, 2019

One-Day Class 5/18 in Larchmont

In this class, which is called “Starting New Stories,” we are going to explore different approaches for how to start […]
November 15, 2018

Winter and Spring 2019 Workshops

Here are the dates of my Winter and Spring 2019 six-week workshop offerings. Winter 2019 January 20 — February 24, […]