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.

Scene Writing Workshop: Take 2

This workshop will help anyone contemplating, intending, or already in the process of writing a memoir or novel. We’ll delve into the nitty-gritties of scenes—what they entail, why they’re important, how to construct them. We’ll read and study scenes written by Lori Gottlieb, Kerry Corrigan, and Jenna Blum, as well as do writing prompts to help us understand when and how to use scene in our own writing. This workshop is suitable for writers of all genres.

Date: Sunday, October 30, 10:00 – 13:00
Cost: 420nis before September 30, 480nis subsequently
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

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, November 27 from 10:00 – 13:00

Cost: 420nis if you register by November 1, 480nis subsequently
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: Sunday, January 29, 2023 from 10:00-12:00
Cost: 250nis if you register by January 2; 300nis subsequently
Location: Central Tel Aviv, in person and/or on zoom, you choose

JUST WRITE!

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: 8 Tuesdays from 18:15-19:45 on January 10 & 24; February 7 & 21; March 21 & 28; April 18;  May 2 

Cost: 1450nis
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 https://www.facebook.com/israelwriterstudio.
  • 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