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Writing Workshop on Sentences at The Writing Pad

  • The Writing Pad 53 Be'eri Street Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District Israel (map)

*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Bio: Judy Labensohn is the author of the unpublished memoir, *Our Names Do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

quinoa salad.

Registration: email . Indicate your preference for

bank transfer or check, made out to Judy Labensohn, sent through Israel

Postal service.

These workshops fill up quickly, so don’t obsess too long.

Judy Labensohn, Author,

*Our Names Do Not Appear*


*The Writing Pad *

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