Wake up to the Extraordinary Workshop

with Jane Medved

Wednesday, November 20, 10:00 – 13:30

“If there is no surprise for the writer, there is no surprise for the reader.” – Robert Frost

We are all surrounded by mundane tasks, habitual routines and objects so common we simply stop seeing them. As writers we face the same basic challenge: how do we turn the stuff of our day-to-day lives into compelling writing? How do we reignite our sense of awe to the world right in front of us? How do we make art out of the everyday?

In a series of readings and guided writing exercises, we will explore how familiar objects and spaces all have their own stories to tell. We will study how others have cracked open and elevated the commonplace; how they have released the holy in the mundane. This is a multi-genre workshop, combining poetry and lyric essay. Come prepared to explore and write!

Details: 390nis if paid before November 5 and 420nis subsequently; non-refundable if you cancel within one week of the workshop and your place cannot be filled; includes light snacks and refreshments.

Jane Medved is the author of Deep Calls To Deep (winner of the Many Voices Project, New Rivers Press 2017) and the chapbook Olam, Shana, Nefesh (Finishing Line Press, 2014) Recent essays and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Guesthouse, Juked, Gulf Coast On-Line, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, The Tampa Review, The Cortland Review, and Vinyl. She is the poetry editor of the Ilanot Review and was a visiting lecturer in the Shaindy Rudolph Creative Writing department of Bar Ilan University. A native of Chicago, Illinois, she has lived for the last 25 years in Jerusalem, Israel.

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