Creative writing classes in English in Israel

Israel Writers Studio: a home for creative writers in English. A safe, supportive place to learn the craft, experiment with voice, play with words, meet other like-minded literary citizens, and be part of a writing community. Ongoing classes, one-day workshops and one-on-one mentoring in Raanana, Tel Aviv and online.

Classes and Workshops

Memoir Writing Workshop at Israel Writers Studio in Raanana 

As Isabel Allende says, “A memoir forces me to stop and remember carefully. It is an exercise in truth. In a memoir, I look at myself, my life, and the people I love the most in the mirror of the blank screen. In a memoir, feelings are more important than facts, and to write honestly, I have to confront my demons.” In this workshop, we’ll stop to look in the mirror at ourselves, our lives, and the people we love (and other verbs) and turn the images we see and the memories we have into words on the page. We’ll read excerpts by memoirists Cheryl Strayed (Wild), James McBride (The Color of Water) and Lucy Grealy (Autobiography of a Face), do writing exercises, and share our stories. Geared toward memoir writers, this workshop is open to all genres and levels.

Thursday, March 7 from 10:30-14:30

Cost: 390nis includes kosher vegetarian lunch

Space limited to 10. Advanced registration required: call 054 256 7157 or email jennifer@langonline.com

Mini-Memoir Writing Workshop: Take Two

This workshop will help you preserve your memories by recording them. You will look in at who you are and back at where you’ve come from. Open to all levels, all genres. No previous experience required. This workshop is separate to the previous memoir workshop and is open to those who have already participated and those new to the workshop.

Tuesday, January 22 from 19:00-21:00

Nefesh B’Nefesh, 76 Rothschild, Tel Aviv

Cost and registration: 75nis

Just Write! in Raanana  — FULL*

This group combines writing prompts and workshopping, generating new material and critiquing each other’s work. Each week will include  writing exercises, sharing aloud, and discussing craft. Sessions will cover form/structure, characterization, scene, theme, dialogue, imagery. Open to all levels and genres.
Wednesday mornings from 11:00 – 13:00
December 12
January 2 and 23
February 6 and 27
March 13 and 27

Cost: 980nis

 

What’s Your Story? Creative Writing at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot — FULL*

Jennifer Lang will take you on a journey, using the museum’s permanent and temporary collections, to write about roots and religion, family trees and traditions, language and lost communities. Open to all levels and genres.

When: Meets one Monday/month from 17:00 – 19:00, starting November 26
Details here

 

 

Just Write! in Tel Aviv — FULL*

A monthly prompt-based class to generate new material and get you writing on a more regular basis. It will run on Wednesdays from 19:30-21:30. Open to all genres, all levels.

Dates: November 14, December 12, January 16, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 15

Cost: 840nis 

 

All Raanana classes are easily accessible from Herzilia, Kfar Saba, Hod Hasharon, Netanya, Tel Aviv, and the Sharon area. Call 054 256 7157 or email to sign up. Pre-registration required. If you cancel less than a week before a workshop/class, you will be refunded only if someone can take your place. 

*IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A CLASS THAT HAS ALREADY STARTED OR IS FULL, PLEASE CONTACT ME  

Words of praise

Anyone who has read Jennifer’s work can tell she’s a gifted writer – refreshing, perceptive, precise. She brings the same qualities to her teaching with rich, insightful lessons that encourage students to explore different ways of writing, all in an informal setting that allows them to open up and have fun. As a result, each writing session effectively stretches into the space between the lessons – impacting the writing life, and beyond.

Vivian, Summer Writing Camp

The Israel Writers Studio is a structured yet cozy space to hone writing skills, germinate ideas and clarify intention. Jennifer’s well-planned writing prompts gently guide as they demand mental agility. The supportive scaffolding of Jennifer’s syllabus along with the camaraderie between aspiring writers creates a fertile writing environment.

Lea, Just Write! in Raanana

Since working with Jennifer, in her classes and as a private writing coach, I have been more creative and more productive than ever before. She pushes and challenges me in a loving and respectful way to do the best. 

Galia, Camp/Coach