Finding Creativity with Hannah Tinti and Friends

February 23rd - 27th

Price: $75

Patron Price: $60

Registration Closed
I loved this offering. There was so much to learn and it genuinely helped me reset and catapult my imagination and creative practice. Finding Creativity 2022 Student

One Story co-founder Hannah Tinti will delve into the creative process with special guests Kelly Link, Jami Attenberg, and Alexander Chee. The class will feature inspiring, generative exercises and in-depth conversations about the best ways to overcome roadblocks and get sparks flying on the page. Tinti and her guests will give tips on their own unique approaches for stirring the imagination, sharing their personal stories of trial, error, and success. Three sessions will be live conversations. There will also be daily discussion boards for students to connect with other writers from around the globe about the best ways to keep the creative flame alive.

All conversations will be recorded and made available to students.

Live Lecture Schedule

All times in ET. Zoom links will be made available to class participants.

Friday, February 24th, 3pm-3:45pm: Kelly Link & Hannah Tinti

Saturday, February 25th, 3pm-3:45pm: Jami Attenberg & Hannah Tinti

Sunday, February 26th, 3pm-3:45pm: Alexander Chee & Hannah Tinti

About Hannah Tinti:

Hannah Tinti is the co-founder and executive editor of One Story magazine. She is the author of the bestselling novel The Good Thief, which won The Center for Fiction’s first novel prize, and the story collection Animal Crackers, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her most recent novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, is a national bestseller and is in development for television. She co-founded the Sirenland Writers Conference in Italy and has taught writing at New York University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program, Columbia University’s MFA program, CUNY, and at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.  For more information please visit

About Jami Attenberg:

Jami Attenberg has written about food, travel, books, relationships and urban life for The New York Times MagazineThe New YorkerThe Wall Street Journal, the Sunday TimesThe Guardian, and others. She is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books of fiction, including The Middlesteins and All Grown Up, and, most recently, a memoir, I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home. Her work has been published in sixteen languages. She is the founder of 1000 Words of Summer, and has a forthcoming book on creativity as well as a novel in 2024. She lives in New Orleans.

About Alexander Chee:

Alexander Chee is the bestselling author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel. A contributing editor at The New Republic, his essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, The Sewaneee Review, and the 2016 and 2019 Best American Essays. He is a 2021 United States Artists Fellow, a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Nonfiction, and the recipient of a Whiting Award and a NEA Fellowship. He teaches as an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.

About Kelly Link:

Kelly Link is the author of the collections Stranger Things Happen, Magic for BeginnersPretty Monsters, and Get in Trouble. Her short stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow and has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She and Gavin J. Grant have co-edited a number of anthologies, including multiple volumes of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and, for young adults, Steampunk! and Monstrous Affections. She is the co-founder of Small Beer Press and co-edits the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.

Link was born in Miami, Florida. She currently lives with her husband and daughter, dog, and chickens in Northampton, Massachusetts.


When can I register for this class?

Registration is open January 24th to February 22nd, 2023.

How does the class work?

Lessons will be posted nightly at 11:59pm UTC. There will be three live conversations between Hannah and the guest speakers. A schedule of these will be released prior to the class start date. Recordings will be made available for those who are unable to attend live or would like to revisit the conversation. The class also includes a discussion board where participants can interact with one another and with the instructors.

I write creative nonfiction. Is this class right for me?

One Story classes and exercises are designed with fiction writers in mind, but this course will also touch on other forms of creative expression, including non-fiction, memoir, and visual art.

Is participation on the discussion board required?

No, it’s optional; participants are welcome to jump into the conversation or sit back and observe.

Is there homework?

There will be some optional journaling and writing exercises to spark your creative process. These will not be evaluated by the instructor or guests.

How much time will the class take?

Plan to spend about 45 minutes per day reviewing the lessons and completing the exercises, plus however much time you choose to spend on the discussion boards. The conversations on creativity will be approximately 45 minutes each, and can be watched live or viewed at a later time.

How many students are in the class?

One Story online classes are large and tend to range from 75 to 200 students.

What if I want to take the class, but the dates don’t work for me?

All class materials will be accessible online until March 29th, 2023. Please note, however, that Hannah will only be present for the duration of the class (February 23rd-27th). Class material will not be available to students after March 29th. We are unable to offer extensions.

Can I take the class on my phone?

Yes, the class can be taken on a phone, but we recommend a computer or tablet to get the most out of the experience.

Can I save the material for later use?

There will be downloadable writing exercises, but otherwise class content and videos will be accessible only through the learning platform. To prevent distribution of the material without our knowledge, students are not permitted to copy/paste the lessons but are of course welcome to take notes.

What if I can’t wait to get started?

The discussion boards will open on Tuesday, February 21st, two days before the first exercise is assigned, so that participants can meet, mingle, and familiarize themselves with the learning platform.

Do you offer financial aid or scholarships for this class?

Yes. We offer a limited number of need-based scholarships that cover 50% of tuition. The window to request a scholarship is open now through February 17th, 2023. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out this form.

Discounts & Policies

Our online classes are designed to be safe spaces for all who participate. One Story will not tolerate hate speech, bullying, or harassment directed toward instructors or fellow students, and reserves the right to remove participants who engage in such behavior from our classes.

Patron Discount: In order to qualify for our patron discount, you must be a member of our patron circle at the time of registration. Patrons commit to annual donations and receive benefits that allow them to participate in our non-profit organization in more meaningful ways. Not all One Story subscribers or supporters are patrons. If you’d like to find out more about becoming a patron, you can do so here.

Refund Policy: One Story class payment is non-refundable after the class’s start date. For questions about the refund policy, or if you are unable to take the class after you have registered, please contact

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