Writing with Your Senses Workshop
with Jennifer Lang
Sunday, June 6, 2021
As Neil Gaiman writes, “All we have to believe with is our senses, the tools we use to perceive the world: our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted. And even if we do not believe, then still we cannot travel in any other way than the road our senses show us; and we must walk that road to the end.”
Sensory details—the smell of your mother’s favorite perfume forty years ago, the sight of your grandfather’s dentures on the bathroom sink, the feel of your first boyfriend’s black leather jacket against your bare arms—invoke the five senses to help the reader picture the setting and feel engaged in the story.
In this workshop, we’ll awaken and enlist each of our senses through readings and prompts to infuse our prose with energy. Open to all genres, all levels.
Time: 18:30 – 20:30 Israel / 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EST / 8:30 – 11:30 AM PST
Cost: 220nis/$75 before May 22 and 250nis/$85 subsequently. Please note this is non-refundable if you cancel within one week of the workshop and your place cannot be filled.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Jennifer Lang lives in Tel Aviv. Her essays have appeared in Under the Sun, Ascent, Hippocampus, forthcoming in Consequence, and elsewhere. A Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays nominee, she holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and serves as Assistant Editor for Brevity.