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

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

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 and registration here

Just Write! in Raanana 

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

Just Write! in Tel Aviv

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. 

 

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