Writing Our Siblings: Our best friends, our worst enemies
with Nina Boug Lichtenstein and Jennifer Lang
Thursday, August 24, 10:00 – 13:00
“Do you know what friendship is… It is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.” – Victor Hugo
Some of us grow up close with our siblings, some of us not. Others become estranged as adults, or find a way back to closeness as the years go by. There can be love, play, alliances, and respect in a sibling relationship, but there can also be rivalry, jealousy, struggle, and abuse.
In this workshop, we’ll talk about how these complex relationships bolster or belittle us, challenge and reward us. We’ll read short pieces about siblings and write, share, respond to each other’s writing. Open to all levels, all genres. Light refreshments will be served, and tea is always on the table.
Location: Central Tel Aviv, in person and/or on zoom, you choose
Details: 480nis; non-refundable if you cancel within one week of the workshop and your place cannot be filled.
Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jennifer Lang lives in Tel Aviv. Her prize-winning essays appear in Baltimore Review, Under the Sun, Midway Journal, and elsewhere. MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an Assistant Editor at Brevity Journal. Longtime yoga practitioner and instructor. Two unconventional books forthcoming, Places We Left Behind: a memoir-in-miniature (9/5/23) and Landed: A yogi’s memoir in pieces & poses (10/15/24) both with Vine Leaves Press.
Nina Boug Lichtenstein is a native of Oslo, Norway who lives in Tel Aviv and Maine. She holds a PhD in French literature and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program. Her writing has appeared in Tablet, The Forward, Lilith, The Washington Post and Hippocampus, among other places. Read more at https://www.ninalichtenstein.com/. Her memoir ‘Body: My Life in Parts’ is under submission.