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Memoir Writing Workshop at Israel Writers Studio in Raanana

Memoir Writing Workshop at Israel Writers Studio

As Isabel Allende says, “A memoir forces me to stop and remember carefully. It is an exercise in truth. In a memoir, I look at myself, my life, and the people I love the most in the mirror of the blank screen. In a memoir, feelings are more important than facts, and to write honestly, I have to confront my demons.”

In this workshop, we’ll stop to look in the mirror at ourselves, our lives, and the people we love (and other verbs) and turn the images we see and the memories we have into words on the page. We’ll read excerpts by memoirists Cheryl Strayed (Wild), James McBride (The Color of Water) and Lucy Grealy (Autobiography of a Face), do writing exercises, and share our stories. Geared toward memoir writers, this workshop is open to all genres and levels.

Date: Thursday, March 7th, from 10:30-14:30

Bio: A San Francisco Bay Area native, Jennifer Lang lives and writes in Raanana. Her essays have appeared in Under the Sun, Ascent, The New Haven Review, and on 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.

Place: Raanana, easy access from Tel Aviv, Herzilia, Kfar Saba, Hod Hasharon, Netanya; a 5-minute walk from 501, 47, 347, 29 buses on Ahuzza

Cost: 390 NIS includes kosher vegetarian lunch, beverages

Registration: Space is limited. Call 054 256 7157 or email to sign up