Creative writing classes in English in Israel

Israel Writers Studio: a home for creative writers in English and a hot cup of tea in my grandma’s floral teapot. 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 Tel Aviv and online.

 

Classes and Workshops

Virtual Workshopping Group

We’ll sit in our Hollywood Squares box and respond to each other’s stories in a safe, supportive environment. We’ll read each other’s stories ahead of time, learn ways to help improve the writing from the comforts of our own homes. Open to prose writers of all levels. This is not a generative class.

Dates: First Sunday of every month: October 4, November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6 from 19:30-21:30 Israel/12:30-2:30 PM EDT/9:30-11:30 AM PDT
Cost: 1800nis or $550 for the year by bit, PayPal or direct deposit
Location: Everywhere, wherever you are, with ZOOM

JUST WRITE! 

This course is designed for everyone who wants to write but doesn’t know where to start, 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. Whether you want to write fiction or nonfiction, flash or longform, blog posts or feature length pieces, this course will give you the tools and the courage to realize your ideas with confidence, courage, and grace.

Dates: 10 Tuesdays, Oct 27, Nov 10 + 24, Dec  8,  Jan 5 + 19, Feb 2 + 16, March 2 + 16 from 17:30-19:00
Cost: 1450nis or $450 for the year by bit, PayPal or direct deposit
Location: Everywhere, wherever you are, with ZOOM

Yoga-Meditation-Exploration Retreat for English-Speaking Yoga and Writing Lovers

Join Naftali Tours for two nights, three days in a magical, other-worldly experience filled with yoga, writing, jeep tours and more in a breathtaking space. Sara Grenga will lead the yoga and Jennifer Lang will lead the writing.  

Date: November 3-5, 2020
Location: Nof Tsukim in the heart of the Arava Desert
Cost and details here
Small group. Limited numbers. To register, click here

On Color: A Writing and Styling Workshop led by Wendy Lehmann and Jennifer Lang

Part lecture, part writing and all about color: palette, tone, undertone, seasons, style, and color as subject in story. This is a unique workshop that will make you think about the clothes you wear and the way you approach color on the page.

Date: Thursday, November 12 from 10:00 – 13:30
Cost: 390 nis
Location: Central Tel Aviv

Something to Savor: Using Food Writing to Tell Your Story with visiting writer, Amy Rogers

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience,” renowned chef and food writer James Beard has said. Like an appetizer awakens the palate, this workshop “sampler” will show writers how food stories engage all the senses, not just taste. Explore how your experiences and observations of food can become powerful tools to deepen your writing.

Tentative Date: January 2021
Cost: free
Location: zoom

What’s Your Story? Creative Writing at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot with Jennifer Lang

Using the museum’s permanent and temporary collections, we will write about roots and religion, family trees and traditions, language and lost communities. Open to all levels and genres.
8 Thursdays from 17:00-19:00:  November 21; December 5 and 19; January 23 and 30; February 6 and 20; May 14 2019-2020
Cost: 990nis

Check out photos from last year’s class here

Important to note:

  • Israel Writers Studio meets at my new place in central Tel Aviv.  Follow us on Facebook here.
  • 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

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

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