Creative writing classes in English in Israel

Do you dream of writing a novel or memoir, short stories or essays?

Yearn to meet other like-minded literary citizens?

Crave community or a coach to accompany you on your writing journey?

Israel Writers Studio is all of that and more… It’s a home for creative writers in English. A safe, supportive place to learn the craft, flex the muscles of your mind, experiment with voice, play with words. Israel Writers Studio offers ongoing classes, one-day workshops and one-on-one mentoring in Raanana, Tel Aviv and online.


Classes and Workshops

Writing the Family Drama Workshop with Janice Weizman REGISTRATIONS UNDERWAY

In this workshop, we’ll look at stories and personal essays that take the complex world of the family as their setting. We’ll discuss the elements that go into the crafting of a Family Drama, as well as issues that may arise when drawing on our own memories, and most importantly, we’ll do writing exercises that aim to provide structure and inspiration for those looking to further their own work in this genre. Open to all levels and genres. Sign-ups here.
When: Thursday, October 11 from 10:30 – 14:30
Investment: 390nis includes light kosher vegetarian lunch and beverages

Israel Writers Studio

The goal is to write together, to jump start your creative juices, and to feed off of each other’s energy and ideas. Each week will include writing prompts, writing time, sharing aloud and discussion on craft. Sessions will cover form/structure, characterization, scene, theme, 3-D writing (or the wow factor), dialogue; every fourth class will be workshopping format. Open to all levels and genres.
Wednesday mornings from 11:00 – 13:00
Dec 12 and 26
Jan 9 and 23
Feb 6 and 27
March 13 and 27
May 1 and 15 and 29

Cost: 1540nis payable in 2 or 3 installments

If you are interested but unavailable during the day, I also teach on Sunday evenings from 19:30 – 21:30. Call or email for dates and details.


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.

Words of praise

Jennifer is an exceptional teacher and she crafts her lessons in a structured but fun way. Her writing prompts brought out things that were sometimes unexpected for us. Each week we acquired new insights, and she gave constructive criticism to everyone. Liora B., 2015-16

When I left Jennifer’s Scene Writing Workshop, I was euphoric. I wrote for the next three days, nearly non-stop. I learned more in my four hours with her than I did in any other writing classes. Take a class with her. You will be euphoric too. Fran S., 2018

It was interesting to meet and hear the work of other aspiring memoirists. It gave me confidence to hear their feedback. I relished the writing tasks, which were well explained and inspirational. I was particularly grateful that you, the teacher, kept everyone in line and were encouraging and energetic. Your knowledge and experience shine through. Nerys C., 2016