Memoir Writing Workshop
with Jennifer Lang
Thursday, March 26, 10:00 – 13:00
“Memoir done right is an art, a made thing. It’s not just raw reportage flung splat on the page…the second you choose one event over another, you’re shaping the past’s meaning.” –Mary Karr
In this workshop, we’ll determine the events that are worth writing about and how to give them meaning. We’ll discuss what to put in and what to leave out. And we’ll read excerpts by memoirists Kelly Corrigan (The Middle Place), Cheryl Strayed (Wild), and Lucy Grealy (Autobiography of a Face). It’s geared toward memoir writers, but open to all genres and levels.
Details: 360nis until March 17 and 400nis subsequently; non-refundable if you cancel within one week of the workshop and your place cannot be filled. Tea and kosher vegetarian nibbles included.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Jennifer Lang lives and writes in Tel Aviv. Her essays have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Under the Sun, Ascent, The New Haven Review, and on Brevity’s One-Minute Memoir and NPR’s Hanukkah Lights podcast, among others. A Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays nominee, she earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and serves as Assistant Editor for Brevity.