Country Day Launches New Adult Education Program, “Sacramento Writers Workshop”
Manuscript Submissions Being Accepted Now for July Workshop

Press release Emily Allshouse Jason Hinojosa

Sacramento, CA – This summer, Sacramento Country Day School will host a new adult education program, the Sacramento Writers’ Workshop. The Workshop, focused on intermediate and advanced fiction, is an intensive manuscript development program where participants will have the opportunity to polish a particular piece of writing, refine their craft, and connect with other writers.

During the two-week program, each manuscript will be workshopped by peers and an experienced instructor for approximately one hour. Individual consultations will be available afterward upon request, especially for those participants who wish to publish their work.

The program is being taught by Jason Hinojosa (pictured), author of numerous award-winning short stories and two novels, The Last Lawsons and The Conception of Zachary Muse. Hinojosa recently completed his MFA at the renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He teaches at Sacramento Country Day School and serves as the High School English Department chair. 

“Stories connect people. That’s why we read, and that’s why we write: to connect. The Workshop offers the rare opportunity to refine a story, discuss craft, and connect with other writers,” said Hinojosa.

The Workshop will be held from July 15-26, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the campus of Sacramento Country Day School. The cost of the program is $465 for applications received on or before April 1 and $515 after that date. Space is limited, so interested parties should submit their manuscripts for review without delay. Workshop fees are not due until participants are accepted into the program.

Interested parties with questions about the Workshop may contact Jason Hinojosa at To submit your manuscript for consideration, please visit