Jan
22
8:15 PM20:15

Modi'in Writing Group

We are an English writing group which meets every three weeks to share and
critique each other's work. It's a lot of fun - and a great incentive to
write! Enthusiastic and committed writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome.

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, January 22 at 8:15 p.m. Location TBD.

Please be in touch with Melanie if you'd like to join at 0508275796 or mtakefman@gmail.com.

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Nov
6
to Feb 5

Just Write! in Raanana

NEW Sunday night session from 8-10pm

We will explore the craft of writing by doing in-class exercises and discussion and sharing your stories aloud. Whether you want to write fiction or nonfiction, a novel or memoir, a book or blog posts, this course will give you the tools and the courage to realize your ideas with precision and grace.

Session I: Nov 6 and 20; Dec 4 and 18; Jan 8 and 22; Feb 5

Investment: 840nis

Session II: Feb 26; March 19 and 26; April 9 and 23; May 7 and 21

Investment: 840nis

A freelance writer, Jennifer Lang has been published in Hippocampus Magazine, South Loop Review, Indian River Review, Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women, and, upcoming in Under the Sun, among others. Occasionally, she contributes to the Wall Street Journal's Expat column. This summer, she received a MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, leaving her time to devote one hundred percent to finishing her first memoir. 

See what others say about Jennifer's classes: 

Jennifer is an exceptional teacher and she crafts her lessons in a structured but fun way. Her writing prompts brought out things that were sometimes unexpected for us, each week we acquired new insights, and she gave constructive criticism to everyone. We were encouraged us to learn new words in English, to express ourselves clearly with language, to have awareness of figures of speech and to mind our clichés, and to really reach into our brains and dust off the cobwebs! The venue is inviting and relaxing too. –Liora

I enjoyed the introductions: the poems, which got me in the mood. It was interesting to meet and hear the work of other aspiring memoirists, it gave me confidence to hear their feedback. I relished the writing tasks, which were well explained and inspirational. I was particularly grateful that you, the teacher, kept everyone in line and were encouraging and energetic. Your knowledge and experience shine through. Finally, the e-mails you sent to summarize our sessions with reading attachments and a small task were most helpful in keeping the momentum going between sessions. –Nerys

— I have enjoyed the mini memoir sessions. Your patience and encouragement make me feel so good… You have a knack for finding something positive and guiding us… I learned that writing a memoir is a real challenge and that I must write, write, write, reread, critique, and write some more. –Tybie

Space is limited. To sign up for the course, call 054 256 7157 or email jennifer@langonline.com

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Sep
14
to Dec 14

Wednesday Raanana Writers Salon

The goals of the Salon are to write together, to jump start your creative juices, and to feed off of each other's energy and ideas. It is open to all levels and genres. Each week will include writing prompts, writing time, sharing aloud and discussion on craft. Every session meets from 11AM-1PM.

Session I: September 14, 28; October 26; November 9, 23, 30; December 14

Investment: 840nis

Session II: January 11, 25; February 8, 22; March 15, 29

Investment: 720nis

Session III: April 19, 26; May 10, 24; June 7, 21

Investment: 720nis

A freelance writer, Jennifer Lang has been published in Hippocampus Magazine, South Loop Review, Indian River Review, Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women, and, upcoming in Under the Sun, among others. Occasionally, she contributes to the Wall Street Journal's Expat column. This summer, she received a MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, leaving her time to devote one hundred percent to finishing her first memoir. 

To read a sample of Jennifer's writing, see http://blogs.wsj.com/expat/2016/06/29/expats-and-their-parents-how-to-handle-aging-issues-from-afar/

Space is limited. To sign up for the course, call 054 256 7157 or email jennifer@langonline.com

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Sep
12
to Dec 19

Monday Memoir Writers Group

For everyone who walks around saying they want to write a memoir but don't know where to start, what goes in and what stays out. We'll meet on Monday from 10:30AM-12:30PM. Come prepared to dig into the depths of your psyche and write from the heart.  

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Jan
20
to Jan 22

Writing Workshop: Matters of Audience

Limited Time Left to Register!

Registration closes Jan. 21 Open until noon, Jan. 22 for Elephant members, only.

Class dates: Jan. 24- Feb. 26 (5 weeks)

 

Rationale: Lucid writing is not enough for publication. Work needs to suit the venue to which it’s sent and the readers for which it’s intended. Learn about the publishing industry’s gatekeepers and how to make them, and the audiences that they represent, happy.

 

Topics: The Nature of Audience, Gatekeepers as Primary Audiences, Readers as Secondary Audiences, Gatekeeper Relationships, and Reader Relationships

 

Elements of Literature Online Writing Workshops

Course Nine: Matters of Audience

 

Means: reading, writing, receiving instructor’s critiques, and dialoguing with classmates.

Specifically: Channie sends out readings and homework assignments, students complete the homework, and then Channie sends students critiques of their work.

Note: Channie’s courses are only for writers who want to improve their skills.

To register, contact drkarenjoy@yahoo.com .

Cost: 1000 NIS for Israelis, 300 USD for everyone else. Pay via PayPal.

Fees are nonrefundable. Reading lists are provided upon receipt of full tuition. 

 

Why:

Channie has been teaching writing in university or private settings for more than 35 years.

 

Channie is the real deal!  If you enjoy creative writing, I urge you to take a class with her.  She is a teacher/writer with street cred and, what’s more, a hibernaculum of imaginary hedgehogs.  You will be surprised by the fun you will have and what you can accomplish in just one of her courses. - D. Carlyle, Winnipeg, Canada

 

Channie has 15 small press books published and several others under contract. She’s a four-time Pushcart Prize Nominee and a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar.

 

I am so gratified by Channie’s positive and encouraging responses. My online course with her was the most amazing, often grueling, and deeply instructive course I have taken since who-knows-when! I have grown immeasurably in whatever skills I have merited gaining. It has been an honor to learn from the very best! I am grateful. - Devorah Druxman, New York City.

 

Channie has been an editor for scholarly or literary periodicals for more than 30 years.

 

Channie is like a good parent. She encourages you when you do well but will also let you know when you are going astray. Best of all, she has a unique way of teaching that forces you to learn even when you are resistant.

- Joan Gross, Nahariya, Israel.

 

Hannah has been selling her writing since 1975. She can empower you with skills that enable you to sell yours.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan
13
9:00 PM21:00

Ilanot Review's Launch of the "Constraint" Issue, Sunday, January 17, 19:00, Nanuchka Restaurant, Tel-Aviv

Inviting all of ilanotreview.com's friends, readers, contributors, and the people who love them, to the launch of our "Constraint issue", this Sunday night, January 17 at 19:00 at Nanuchka restaurant in Tel Aviv (http://nanuchka-tlv.com/).
Featuring the work of local contributors Yosefa Raz, Simone Korkus, Shira Wolosky and Slava Bart, and also poems of Hadara Bar-Nadav and Laynie Brown, among others!

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Oct
11
to Nov 13

Rewriting Course

Online Course Topics:

  • The Importance of Rewriting (vs. Recycling)
  • The Importance of Habituated Writing
  • The Importance of Taking Risks
  • The Importance of Peer Review
  • The Importance of Heeding Professionals’ Critiques
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Jan
28
8:30 PM20:30

Two New Creative Writing Opportunities

I. Online Course: The Craft of Dialogue

 

Dr. KJ Hannah Greenberg is offering online courses on the elements of literature; plot, setting, theme, point of view, character, and more. The first course in this series is The Craft of Dialogue. This course’s goal is to empower students to create authentic-sounding, useful, interesting discourse in their manuscripts.

 

This course’s topics are:

* Subtracting Prolixity (Subtracting Boring Verbosity) and Adding Veracity

* Demographics and Psychographics

* Dialogue in Fiction

* Dialogue in Nonfiction

* Dialogue in Poetry

 

The course runs from Feb. 15th-March 20th. Homework is given out each Sunday and due back each Friday. The instructor’s responses to homework are sent out on Mondays. Weekly homework includes: readings, questions about the process of writing, and writing assignments.

 

The cost is 600 NIS for Israelis and 200 USD for everyone else. Fees are paid via PayPal and are not refundable. Reading lists are available to students as soon as their tuition is paid in full. To register, contact: Drkarenjoy@yahoo.com.

 

About the Instructor:

Channie Greenberg has been teaching college level writing since 1980. She’s a former Princeton University National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar and a three time nominee for The Pushcart Prize in Literature. Her newest books include: Dancing with Hedgehogs, (Fowlpox Press, 2014), Don’t Pet the Sweaty Things, 2nd ed. (Bards and Sages Publishing, 2014), The Little Temple of My Sleeping Bag (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), and Citrus-Inspired Ceramics (Aldrich Press, 2013).

 

Testimonies from past students:

 

“What a trip we've had!  Traveling with Channie in the world of writing has truly been an adventure.   We've seen and heard what “real” writers have done with their words and have learned so many skills that we believe that it's possible that we will get there, also.” Claire Rudder, Rehovot

 

“Before discovering Channie's creative writing courses, I had been trying for years to write on my own, without tangible results.  Many emerging writers need the support of a writing community, which I did not even know existed in Jerusalem, for English language writers. I was thrilled to discover Channie and now I feel that my writing has already improved, along with my confidence in my abilities.”  Diana Carlyle, Jerusalem

 

“I am so gratified by Channie’s positive and encouraging responses. My online course with her was the most amazing, often grueling, and deeply instructive course I have taken since who-knows-when! I have grown immeasurably in whatever skills I have merited gaining. It has been an honor to learn from the very best! I am grateful.” Devorah Druxman, New York City.

 

 

II. 3rd Annual Writing Retreat in Israel

 

Oh You Character, You, a writing retreat focused on the skill of character development, is being held in Netanya, Feb. 25th, at the Hagag Young Adult Center, from 10:00-20:00. The retreat includes: two catered mehadrin meals, four writing sessions, snacks, and as many imaginary hedgehogs as you can carry home.

 

The goal of this retreat is to help students become more aware of how they create and maintain the players populating their manuscripts. This retreat’s skills can help students with real life interactions, too.

 

Oh You Character, You costs 1,000 NIS. Fees are paid via PayPal and are not refundable. Reading lists are available to students as soon as their tuition is paid in full. Contact Drkarenjoy@yahoo.com to register. Students aged 12 to 120 may enroll. Note: since seating is limited, only the first 14 registrants can be accepted.

 

This course’s topics are:

* Believability

* Motivation

* Relationship Dynamics

* Individuality

 

Testimonies from past retreats’ attendees:

 

“At the end of the twelve hour day, I was stretched, prodded and challenged to be more creative than I thought possible. The other students impressed me with their talent, their drive to succeed, and their creativity. Dr. Greenberg knew how to draw each of us out, more than we thought possible, while egging us on to improve ourselves with our newfound knowledge after the retreat.” Joan Gross, Nahariya.

 

“The retreat really inspired me. I haven't written so much since I took a break from my memoir.” Jacob Nassim, Jerusalem.

 

“I enjoyed every second of the course. Channie's writing retreat on descriptive writing not only equipped me with the best of ideas, but it also changed my perception of the world. Channie was amazing in providing ideas, techniques and motivation. The way she organized the day - including two really great meals - was remarkable and shows how great and caring of a person she is!!” Jusztina Kovacs, Kibbutz Givat Hayim Meuchad.

 

“…opened all of my senses to experience writing from an authentic and playful place…. touched the deepest part of my soul.” Elina Schop, Tsfat

 

 

 

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Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Registration Closes on Friday for Online Narrative Course

Storytelling, an Introduction

 

Enrollment is open through Jan. 9th for an exciting, online course about the fundamentals of narrative writing. The course, itself, begins Jan. 11th.  Course materials and initial assignments are sent to students upon receipt of tuition. Cost: 500 NIS for Israelis/150 USD (or equivalent) for everyone else. No refunds. Registration: contact drkarenjoy@yahoo.com.

Payment via PayPal.

 

Topics:

Selecting among Your Many Experiences and Fancies

The Chronology of a Story

Nay-saying Your Internal Critic

Content and Style vs. Point-of-View

How to Share Works in Progress

 

Modes:

This course will consist of: readings, questions and answers, exercises, writing homework, and limited feedback on writing homework. If the participants are in agreement, we'll also have communal discourse.

 

Your Teacher:

Dr. KJ Hannah Greenberg has more than a dozen published small press books and has contracts for an additional handful or so for 2015 and 2016. She’s worked at several literary magazines as an Associate Editor and was a professor for a few decades. With Hannah, you will learn. However, be prepared to work hard.

 

Testimonies from Other Courses:

“Channie broke down genres for me. She broke down elements of literature. She forced me to read some interesting texts, and forced me to think and to rethink, to focus, to expand and to contract. I went inside myself and came out with some honest answers.”--Mindy Aber Barad, Efrat

 

I am so gratified by Channie’s positive and encouraging responses. My online course with her was the most amazing, often grueling, and deeply instructive course I have taken since who-knows-when! I have grown immeasurably in whatever skills I have merited gaining. It has been an honor to learn from the very best! I am grateful.- Devorah Druxman, New York City.

 

Before discovering Channie's creative writing courses, I had been trying for years to write on my own, without tangible results.  Many emerging writers need the support of a writing community, which I did not even know existed in Jerusalem, for English language writers. I was thrilled to discover Channie . I feel that my writing has already improved, along with my confidence in my abilities.  –Diana Carlyle, Jerusalem

 

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Jan
4
7:00 PM19:00

Five Days Left to Enroll in Introductory Narrative Writing Course

Storytelling, an Introduction

 

Enrollment is open for an exciting, online course about the fundamentals of narratives. Storytelling, an Introduction begins Jan. 11th. Enrollment will remain open through Jan. 9th. Course materials and initial assignments are sent to students upon receipt of tuition. Cost: 500 NIS for Israelis or 150 USD or equivalent for everyone else. Registration: contact drkarenjoy@yahoo.com. Payment via PayPal. No refunds.

 

Testimonies from Other Courses:

“Channie broke down genres for me. She broke down elements of literature. She forced me to read some interesting texts, and forced me to think and to rethink, to focus, to expand and to contract. I went inside myself and came out with some honest answers.”--Mindy Aber Barad, Efrat

 

I am so gratified by Channie’s positive and encouraging responses. My online course with her was the most amazing, often grueling, and deeply instructive course I have taken since who-knows-when! I have grown immeasurably in whatever skills I have merited gaining. It has been an honor to learn from the very best! I am grateful.- Devorah Druxman, New York City.

 

Before discovering Channie's creative writing courses, I had been trying for years to write on my own, without tangible results.  Many emerging writers need the support of a writing community, which I did not even know existed in Jerusalem, for English language writers. I was thrilled to discover Channie . I feel that my writing has already improved, along with my confidence in my abilities.  –Diana Carlyle, Jerusalem

 

Topics:

Selecting among Your Many Experiences and Fancies

The Chronology of a Story

Nay-saying Your Internal Critic

Content and Style vs. Point-of-View

How to Share Works in Progress

 

Modes:

This course will consist of: readings, questions and answers, exercises, writing homework, and limited feedback on writing homework. If the participants are in agreement, we'll also have communal chats (Likely the next online course will be a face-to-face/ live time experience).

 

Your Teacher:

Dr. KJ Hannah Greenberg has more than a dozen published small press books and has contracts for an additional handful or so for 2015 and 2016. She’s worked at several literary magazines as an Associate Editor and was a professor for a few decades. With Hannah, you will learn. However, expect to work hard.

 

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Oct
29
to Jan 7

IsraelGrants’ Grantwriting and Fundraising Course

6 meetings (18 hours), Jerusalem

starting on October 29

The course will give you the tools for success in the following areas:

▪ Professional grant-writing
▪ Identifying and working with foundations
▪ Personal solicitation
▪ Planning fundraising events
▪ Corporate sponsorships and the business sector in Israel
▪ Crowdfunding and social media as a fundraising tool
 

Language: English (with key terms translated into Hebrew) 
When: Wednesdays, 5-8 PM 
Dates: Every other week between Oct 29and January 7
Cost: 1850 NIS including VAT

You are also eligible for a 50 NIS discount if you belong toNefesh B'Nefesh, AACI, SAZF, PresenTense Institute, the Yokneam Forum of Technical Writers (Elephant), and UJIA; and registered members of the IAPF.

To register directly click here

For more information go to our website or contact office@israelgrants.com

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