Memoir Writing Workshop
with Jennifer Lang
Thursday, March 7, 10:30 – 14:30
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 emotions) 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 by Lucy Grealy). It’s geared toward memoir writers, but open to all genres and levels.
Details: advance payment required of 390nis (drinks and kosher vegetarian lunch included); non-refundable if you cancel within one week of the workshop and your place cannot be filled.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Jennifer Lang lives and writes in Raanana. Her essays have appeared in Under the Sun, Ascent, The New Haven Review, The Tishman Review, and on Brevity’s One-Minute Memoir and NPR’s Hanukkah Lights podcast, among others. A Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays nominee, she earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and serves as Assistant Editor for Brevity.