Creative writing classes in English in Israel

Israel Writers Studio: a home for English-language creative writers. A safe, supportive place to learn the craft, play with words, and meet other writers. A space that offers ongoing classes and one-off workshops.



JUST WRITE! spring 2024 

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: 7 Wednesdays from 10:30-12:00 on March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
Cost: 1350nis
Location: Central Tel Aviv, in person and/or on zoom, you choose

Where in the world am I? Writing about Place

Instructor: Joan Leegant
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024 from 10:00 – 13:00
Details and registration here

Intimate Words: The Sentence and Its Struggles

Instructor: Judy Labensohn
Date: Thursday, April 11 from 10:30 – 13:30
Details and registration here

Picture Your Picture Book

Instructor: Anna Levine
Date: Thursday, May 16 from 10:00 – 13:00
Details and registration here

Step Outside Yourself: Writing from Another Persona

Instructor: Jane Medved
Date: Thursday, June 6 from 10:00 – 13:00
Details and registration here

Writing Our Roots class

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 2023: 8 Tuesdays from 10:30-12:00 on November 21 & 28; December 5 & 19; January 2, 9, 16 & 30
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.
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  • Pre-registration required for all workshops. Call 054 256 7157 or email to sign up.
  • Group classes/camps/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/full/listed without dates, please contact me.

Words of praise

The studio is a challenging, fascinating and safe space for new as well as seasoned writers to work on their technique. Jennifer is not only a talented writer in her own right but a gifted teacher. I have consistently walked away from each workshop inspired and ready to push my own writing forward. 

Ruby N.

An original and rewarding writers’ studio for all levels. Jennifer’s table is a great place to delve deep, write and interact, progress and engage. Highly recommended.

Adina S.

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 L.