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.
Camp, Classes, and Workshops
Raanana Writing Camp in August
Topics: beginnings, endings, revision, submission. Open to all levels and genres.
When: Wednesday mornings, August 1, 8, 15, 22 from 11:00 – 13:00
Reflect & Contemplate: Techniques for Personal Essay & Memoir Workshop with Sherri Mandell
This is the time period when we are called to reflect upon our lives. It’s fitting then to study the personal essay and memoir because what often distinguishes them is the quality of reflection. In this workshop, you will practice simple techniques that enhance contemplation in your writing so that your essays become richer and more textured. Along with deepening reflection in the story you are telling, you will make space for speculation, imagination, association, interpretation, deeper insights and understanding. Open to all levels and genres. Sign-ups here. When: Thursday, September 6 from 10:30 –14:30 Investment: 390nis
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. Groups will begin early November. Please contact me if you are interested in signing up or knowing more. Open to all levels and genres.
When: Wednesday mornings from 11:00 – 13:00 OR Sunday evenings from 19:30 – 21:30
Writing the Family Drama Workshop with Janice Weizman
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 10:00 – 14:00
Investment: 390nis includes kosher vegetarian lunch and beverages