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2 Wednesday a.m. workshops + 1 Monday p.m. workshop at Israel Write

I. Scene Writing with Jennifer Lang on Monday, September 16 from 18:00 – 21:00 in Raanana

This workshop is suitable for anyone contemplating, intending or already in the process of writing a memoir or novel. We’ll delve into the nuts and bolts of scenes—what they entail, why they’re important, how to construct them. We’ll read and study scenes from works by Ann Hood, Kerry Corrigan, Ann Packer, and Jenna Blum, as well as do writing prompts to help us understand when and how to use scene in our own writing. This workshop is suitable for writers of all genres. Details at

II. Word Painting with Jennifer Lang on Wednesday, September 18th from 10:00 – 13:00 in Raanana

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. Details at

III. Wake up to the Extraordinary with Jane Medved on Wednesday, November 20 from 10:00-13:30 in Raanana

We are all surrounded by mundane tasks, habitual routines and objects so common we simply stop seeing them. As writers we face the same basic challenge: how do we turn the stuff of our day-to-day lives into compelling writing? How do we reignite our sense of awe to the world right in front of us? How do we make art out of the everyday? In a series of readings and guided writing exercises, we will explore how familiar objects and spaces all have their own stories to tell. We will study how others have cracked open and elevated the commonplace; how they have released the holy in the mundane. This is a multi-genre workshop, combining poetry and lyric essay. Details at

IV. Do you have a body of work already written--short stories, chapters from a novel or memoir, fiction or nonfiction--that needs a keen eye, group feedback? Interested in an evening workshop group in Tel Aviv?

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