Creative writing classes in English in Israel

Israel Writers Studio: a home for English-language creative writers and a hot cup of tea in my grandma’s floral teapot. A safe, supportive place to learn the craft, play with words, and be part of a writing community. A space that offers ongoing classes, half-day workshops, and one-on-one mentoring with Jennifer Lang, writer, instructor/coach, editor.


Whether it’s the first day of a new week (where I live) or the last day of a lovely weekend (most likely where you live), we’ll begin with one challenging/hard/intense/deep question and write our way to the answer. We’ll turn inward. Think. Feel. Envision. Write. We’ll keep the words to ourselves. Each Sunday will explore a different question. By the end of each Sunday, you will have 1-3 starts of stories to continue diving deeper on your own. Open to any woman who writes, yearns to write or wrestles with writing, wrestles with life, feels blocked or craves inspiration. Hosted by Lounge Writers in Las Vegas. Registration here

Dates: April 2 and 23, May 7 and 21, June 11 and 25 from 8:00-8:30am PST; 11:00-11:30am EST; 18:00-18:30 Israel
Cost: $180 for the session
Location: zoom

Writing Our (M)Others, Our Monsters, Ourselves with Nina Boug Lichtenstein

We all come from our mothers, and herein lies the challenge: of course we love her, even if in an abstract way, because she gave us life, but the complexities of mother-daughter relationships seem to have no end. This is what makes it such a fertile place from which to dive into our creative writing. In this workshop, we will explore how our mothers have impacted our lives for better or worse, who we are and have become, or are becoming as we age, as a result of this bond/origin/relationship. Together we will read (m)otherly writing and write, share, respond to each other’s writing, and talk about how our mother-writing can be an important channel for our emotional well-being and coming to terms with all the complexities that necessarily fill relationships to our (m)others, our monsters, ourselves. Open to all levels, all genres.

Date: Sunday, April 23 from 10:00 – 13:00
Cost: 420nis by April 1, 460nis subsequently
Location: Central Tel Aviv

Dare-Push-Play on the Page

In this workshop, we’re going to do what we’ve never done before: shake up our prose. We’re going to use our Israeli-inspired chutzpa to dare, to push, to play until we see new lightbulbs and sense interesting shifts. We’ll read hybrids and hermit-crab essays to help us loosen up and become more nimble-minded on the page. This is a generative workshop. Open to all genres, all levels. 

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 10:00 – 13:00

Cost: 420nis if you register by May 1, 460nis subsequently
Location: Central Tel Aviv, in person and/or on zoom, you choose


This course is for anyone and everyone who wants to write but doesn’t know where to begin, how to carve out the time, or what to put on the page. It will provide you with in-class exercises, guidance, and a safe environment to explore various narrative elements, play with your voice, and share your words. Each week you will have the start of one or two new stories. Open to all levels, all genres.

Dates winter 2023: 7 Wednesdays from 10:15-11:45 on January 18; February 1 & 15; March 1, 15 & 29; April 19

Cost: 1350nis

Location: Central Tel Aviv, in person and/or on zoom, you choose


Writing Our Roots

In this class, we will write about roots and religion, family trees and traditions, immigration/migration and home. We will write to be able to answer the question: what’s your story? Open to all levels, all genres, everyone, everywhere.

Dates fall-winter 2022-23: 8 Tuesdays from 10:30-12:00 on November 8 & 22; December 6 & 27; January 17 & 31; February 7 &21
Cost: 1450nis
Location: Central Tel Aviv, in person and/or on zoom, you choose

Hunting & Titling Workshop

You’ve written something exquisite. Finished another story. Cannot find a title. No matter how many times you read and revise, nothing sticks. In this workshop, we’ll learn tips and techniques to find the best-fitting title. Open to all genres, all levels. 

Date: TBD 2023 from 10:00-12:00
Cost: 250nis if you register by TBD; 300nis subsequently
Location: Central Tel Aviv, in person and/or on zoom, you choose


  • All classes have hybrid option. A zoom link will always be available. Please let me know if you need/prefer it.
  • Israel Writers Studio meets in central Tel Aviv or on zoom.  Follow us on Facebook at
  • Pre-registration required for all workshops. Call 054 256 7157 or email to sign up.
  • Group classes/camps/one-day workshops are non-refundable if you cancel within one week of the start date 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

Jennifer sees writing as a muscle that must be exercised often to build skills, add depth, identify and target issues, and, critically, find one’s voice. I thoroughly enjoy inhabiting her workshops, which at once challenge me to flex my creativity and tighten my grip on the craft. The longer I spend in Jennifer’s world, the better and stronger a writer I feel.
Tallie, JUST WRITE! 2021-22

Taking a course in a museum is so unique! I really, really enjoyed going into the exhibits and using them as bounce-off points for inspiration and ideas. The class where Jennifer introduced Yoga while we were in an exhibit was wonderful.
Dannii, What's Your Story, Beit Hatfutsot

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