*The Sentence Wants to Celebrate: A Writing Workshop *
*with Judy Labensohn*
Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Yes, the sentence wants to celebrate, but so many writers put blocks in its
way that it can’t express joy, sorrow or awe, let alone simple facts. What
to do with these writers? I will try to show you how your sentences can
sing and celebrate by playing with word choice, placement, order, sounds,
meaning, and length. You will be amazed what your sentences can do, if you
only let them.
In this workshop, we will read and analyze amazing sentences from the past
and present, long and short, funny and sad, deep and superficial, high and
low. Then we will look at your sentences. (Bring a short piece of writing
in its first or fiftieth draft.) We will dive into your sentences to loosen
or tighten them. Your sentences will breathe like never before.
Bring your erasures and scissors, because you will need them to release
your sentences from the chains that bind them. Consider pliers as well. I
will supply a garbage bag.
You’ve heard of clutter, no doubt. Maybe your home is full of it. Once you
start clearing your sentences of clutter, you become ready to clean your
house, as well. This alchemy works in the opposite direction, too. If you
clean one drawer before the workshop, your sentences will thank you. They
want to celebrate, for heaven’s sake.
Bio: Judy Labensohn is the author of the unpublished memoir, *Our Names Do
Not Appear*. She has been publishing her writing and poetry in the US,
Israel and Canada since 1967. Founder of The Writing Pad, The Writing Gym,
and Just Cuts (for hair, not sentences), currently she studies body
movement and music theory in Tel Aviv.
Place: 53 Be’eri, Tel Aviv, near Savidor Central Train Station and R.
Namir and Arlozorov
Time: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Thursday, March 7, 2019
Maximum number of participants: 9
Cost: NIS 390, includes handouts, hot drinks and nosherei; possibly a
Registration: email firstname.lastname@example.org . Indicate your preference for
bank transfer or check, made out to Judy Labensohn, sent through Israel
These workshops fill up quickly, so don’t obsess too long.
Judy Labensohn, Author,
*Our Names Do Not Appear*
*The Writing Pad *www.writeinisrael.com
*Just Cuts, *holistic hair styling