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

 

 Word Painting Workshop in Raanana

Sensory details—the smell of your mother’s favorite perfume forty years ago, the sight of your grandfather’s dentures on the bathroom sink, the feel of your first boyfriend’s black leather jacket against your bare arms—invoke the five senses to help the reader picture the setting and feel engaged in the story. In this workshop, we’ll awaken and enlist each of our senses through readings and prompts to infuse our prose with energy. Open to all genres, all levels.

Date: Wednesday, September 18 from 10:00am – 13:00pm

Cost and details here

 

Summer Writing Camp in Raanana 

Workshopping focuses on the writing, hones in on what’s present on the page, what’s missing, and how the writing needs to change to meet a set of standards. It is a supportive, safe place designed to lift your writing to the next level. Anything we share stays in the room, among us. We are critiquing but not criticizing. This four-week writing camp is aimed at writers with an existing body of work, whether short stories/standalone pieces/chapters in a book, in need of feedback. Open to fiction and nonfiction prose writers.

Dates: Thursdays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10:30am-12:30pm

Cost: 690nis 

 

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

 

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 here

 

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. 

 

Note: group classes are non-refundable after the first meeting and one-day workshops are non-refundable if you cancel within one week of the workshop and your place cannot be filled.

 

*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