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.

SPRING/SUMMER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS 2024

 

Memoir: Up Close and Personal

As Isabel Allende says, “A memoir forces me to stop and remember carefully. It is an exercise in truth. In a memoir, I look at myself, my life, and the people I love the most in the mirror of the blank screen. In a memoir, feelings are more important than facts, and to write honestly, I have to confront my demons.”

In this class, we’ll stop to look in the mirror at ourselves, our lives, and the people we love (and/or other emotions) and turn the images we see and the memories we have into words on the page. Open to all genres and levels.

Each week we’ll discuss different aspects of memoir writing:
central question/s
forms of memoir
main themes
triggering events
voice
tense

Instructor: Jennifer Lang
Dates: 4 Sundays in September: 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:30-12:30
Cost: 1400nis in TLV and on zoom if need be

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: 7 Thursdays from 10:30-12:00 on December 5, 12, 19 and January 16, 27, 30 and February 6 (still tentative)
Cost: 1450nis
Location: Central Tel Aviv, in person and/or on zoom, you choose

 

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 2024: 8 Tuesdays from 10:30-12:00 
Cost: nis
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.