Feb
7
8:00 AM08:00

MEGAComm 2019

MEGAComm - The 13th Annual Conference for Technical Communicators, Documentation Managers, MARCOM Professionals, Content Managers etc.

Do you:

  • Author Help, write tech specs and installation guides, create training systems and how-to videos?

  • Create or manage marketing material and strategies?

  • Manage documentation for your company?

If you answered YES to any of those, MEGAComm is your yearly opportunity to learn about new trends and techniques in your field—while networking with other professionals and catching up with your friends. Register Now to take advantage of early bird pricing.

Get more Information. Check Out the Program

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Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jerusalism Presents: Jerusalem Speaks - poetry, music & open mic

Don't miss another edition of Jerusalism's open mic series, Jerusalem Speaks. We will return to Besarabia for an evening of poetry, music, and an open mic. The featured poet of the evening will be Karen Alkalay-Gut. There will be two open mic sessions -- first come, first served -- and musical accompaniment (TBA). Come to listen, come to hear, take the mic and share something -- join the fun!!

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Nov
28
4:00 PM16:00

AACI Jerusalem Business Conference

In co-operation with Janglo - Live Awesome in Israel, Jerusalem Business Networking Forum, Fun In Jerusalem

Program:

16.00 - 16.30: Registration, networking, refreshments

16.30 - 17.30: Greetings & Keynote speaker - Dr. Yehudit Abrams - 2018 Winner of Israel's WeWork Creator Awards. Founder CEO of MonitHer

17.30 - 18.15: Digital marketing for small businesses, social media, content & everything in between. Speaker: Mordecai Holtz z, Co-Founder & Chief Strategist, Blue Thread Marketing - Boutique Israeli digital agency

18.15 - 19.00: Dinner, networking, booths

19.00 - 20.00: Workshops - Track A or B (choose one):

Track A:

Let your Brand's Communications do the work for you. PR & Communications for your brand that you can do on your own, & why it matters. Speaker: Rachel Moore , PR and Communications professional. Owner of Hub Etzion

Track B:

How to Increase your productivity. Keeping your work (and home) space clutter free, correct organizational skills & effective time management tips . Speaker: Rebekah Chaifetz Saltzman, Personal organizer & designer. Founder of Balagan Be Gone - Rebekah Saltzman - Personal Organizer.

Registration at the door: NIS 150

REGISTER HERE: https://www.wizevents.com/register/register_add.php?sessid=10535&id=6426

Moderated by Lesley Josman Kaplan of LAK Creations & Consulting - Lesley Kaplan

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Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

Writing workshop: What’s Your Story?

  • The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What’s Your Story? at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot with Jennifer Friedman Lang

Using the museum’s permanent and temporary collections, Jennifer Friedman Lang will take you on a journey to write about roots and religion, family trees and traditions, language and lost communities.

Open to all levels and genres.

Meets one Monday/month from 17:00 – 19:00, starting November 26.

Details at https://www.bh.org.il/event/ whats-story-creative-writing- course/ https://www.bh.org.il/event/whats-story-creative-writing-course/

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Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

TEKOM IL - next event: TODAY! (Sunday 25.11)

We're delighted to invite you to the next Tekom IL event

- This Sunday, November 25

- From 10.00 - 12.00

- At IMPERVA in Rechovot, 2 Professor Chaim Pekeris St.

The event is free of charge

And open to members and non-members

And will include:

1) Report from Tekom annual conference

We'll be having a panel of representatives from Israel who attended the

event.

They'll be giving their impressions and report-back of the latest and

greatest in the industry.

2) Debi Parush will be presenting

How can tech writers contribute to improving UX?

Registration is required and you can sign up at this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tekom-israel-meetup-tickets-52881953346

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Raanana: A One-Day "Revisions" Writing Workshop
Jun
7
9:30 AM09:30

Raanana: A One-Day "Revisions" Writing Workshop

Are you finding it difficult to edit your work because you get lost in the words, you can’t think how best to improve the text or you’re just overwhelmed at the thought of revision?

In this workshop, you'll learn to revise your work to locate its emotional strength, preserve its essence and sharpen its power. By the end of the day, you'll leave with a host of techniques to review (resee) your work and to restructure and edit it on the macro and micro level.


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Jerusalem: Yoga-Writing Workshop with Jennifer Lang
May
31
9:30 AM09:30

Jerusalem: Yoga-Writing Workshop with Jennifer Lang

We all have stories to tell.

For some of us, they lie buried, deep inside, occasionally rising up and taking us by surprise.

n this workshop, we will plumb our bodies and our minds through movement and meditation to find our stories and begin to write them.

e will explore how the practice of yoga enriches the art of writing. 

As yogi and writer Susanna Harwood Rubin said, "Writing can be a purging, a meditation, a creative investigation in the same way that a yoga practice can burn off what isn't serving us, draw us into contemplation, or ignite our creativity. The process can feel hesitant or fluid, peaceful or driven, playful or gut-wrenching."

This workshop is open to all levels of writers.

Registration: http://www.writespacejerusalem.com/yoga-writing-workshop-with-jennifer-lang---may-31.html.

Details
Date: May 31, 2018
Location: Talbiya, Jerusalem (free parking nearby)
Cost: 450 NIS (500 NIS on the door)

Bio
Jennifer Lang's dream is to help others merge the practice of yoga and the art of writing, to connect to something greater through words and movement. Her essays have appeared in Under the Sun, Assay, Ascent, The Coachella Review, Hippocampus Magazine, and Full Grown People. Honors include Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays nominations and finalist in 2017 Crab Orchard Review's Literary Nonfiction Contest. 

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Tech-Tav's Flare User Group Meeting
Sep
11
3:00 PM15:00

Tech-Tav's Flare User Group Meeting

Tech-Tav Documentation invites all MadCap Flare users in Israel to the upcoming Flare user group meeting. Many thanks to Sapiens for hosting and for sponsoring the refreshments.

Advance registration is required at http://sable.madmimi.com/c/36454?id=3642.359.1.934e476d1de50fa1a121eebae1ab5767

Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: 15:00-18:00
Hosted by: Sapiens
Address: Holon
Cost: Free

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Daylong Creative Writing Seminar on Memoir with Ilana Blumberg
Nov
3
9:30 AM09:30

Daylong Creative Writing Seminar on Memoir with Ilana Blumberg

Nov 3: Seminar with award-winning writer & lecturer Ilana Blumberg

Writing Memoir: Place and Person

Who we are is shaped powerfully by where we are. Our homes and streets and neighborhoods, our childhood towns or cities, are more than just the "setting"; they make some lives and life choices possible, and others impossible. 

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Story Foundations: Creative Writing Workshop for Prose Writers
Nov
1
to Dec 20

Story Foundations: Creative Writing Workshop for Prose Writers

ove your story from your imagination onto the page. 
Learn how manage the creator and editor sides of your brain. 
Break through “writer’s block".


Engage your senses and push your story through from beginning to end in creative writing workshops with fiction writer, Nadia Jacobson, and hybrid and creative non-fiction writer, Batnadiv HaKarmi. In each of the workshops, participants will hone specific skills through in-class writing prompts and submit pieces for in-depth feedback. 

This 8-week series will focus on: 
Dialogue & embodiment, handling a cast of characters. setting, and story arc (4 sessions)
Time, pace, rhythm, motifs & themes, and switching from writing to editing (4 sessions)
 
This workshop is appropriate for people who have writing experience. 

http://www.writespacejerusalem.com/story-foundations.html

[Owing to popular demand, the same course will run on Monday mornings].

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Manuscript in Focus: Creative Writing Workshop
Oct
31
to Dec 19

Manuscript in Focus: Creative Writing Workshop

Have you just completed the first draft of a work of fiction or creative nonfiction?

Are you feeling stuck completing your manuscript? 

Join an 8-week intensive with writers and editors Batnadiv HaKarmi & Nadia Jacobson to:

  • Re-“vision” your narrative
  • Learn to know and trust your creative process
  • Discover and strengthen your central themes
  • Give and receive in-depth constructive feedback on your writing
  • Engage in experimental weekly writing exercises to fine-tune your style 

Participants will acquire advanced writing skills through a study of a variety of literary models and in-class writing prompts. They will submit excerpts of their work in progress for critique. 

For teacher bios, more details & online registration: 
http://www.writespacejerusalem.com/manuscript-in-focus.html

Dates: Mondays, 13:00-15:00, Oct 31-Dec 19 (incl.)
Cost: 800 NIS (8 sessions)
Location: PICO Jerusalem, Talpiyot, Jerusalem

 

 

 

 

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Story Foundations: Creative Writing Workshop for Prose Writers
Oct
31
to Dec 19

Story Foundations: Creative Writing Workshop for Prose Writers

ove your story from your imagination onto the page. 
Learn how manage the creator and editor sides of your brain. 
Break through “writer’s block".


Engage your senses and push your story through from beginning to end in creative writing workshops with fiction writer, Nadia Jacobson, and hybrid and creative non-fiction writer, Batnadiv HaKarmi. In each of the workshops, participants will hone specific skills through in-class writing prompts and submit pieces for in-depth feedback. 

This 8-week series will focus on: 
Dialogue & embodiment, handling a cast of characters. setting, and story arc (4 sessions)
Time, pace, rhythm, motifs & themes, and switching from writing to editing (4 sessions)
 
This workshop is appropriate for people who have writing experience. 

http://www.writespacejerusalem.com/story-foundations.html

[Owing to popular demand, the same course will run on Tuesday evenings].

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Sep
19
3:00 PM15:00

Tech-Tav's Flare User Group Meeting

  • 2 Hanegev Street Airport City Israel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tech-Tav Documentation invites all MadCap Flare users in Israel to the upcoming Flare user group meeting. Many thanks to AT&T Interwise for hosting and for sponsoring the refreshments.

Advance registration is required at http://goo.gl/forms/HMIi8cbj9XQzrEcj1

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: 15:00-18:00
Hosted by: AT&T Interwise
Address: 2 Hanegev Street, Airport City
Cost: Free

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Jun
23
9:30 AM09:30

Daylong Creative Writing Seminar with Ilana Blumberg on Memoir

How We Came To Be Ourselves: Writing Autobiography

Whenever we write autobiographically, we are writing from the moment in which we find ourselves. How can we both recapture the perspective of our past selves and be true to our current self's insights? 

his seminar will consider how we write in the present about the dramatic and not-so-dramatic moments that have brought us to this day, evoking the past vividly while balancing it with our current knowledge of ourselves and the world in which we live. 


Readings will be sent out two weeks in advance of the seminar.

Ilana Blumberg is the incoming director of the Shaindy Rudoff Program in Creative Writing at Bar Ilan University where she teaches creative nonfiction. She is the author of Houses of Study: a Jewish Woman among Books (U Nebraska Press, 2007; Bison Books, 2009), winner of the 2007 Sami Rohr Choice Award and finalist for both the National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies and the Moment Magazine Award for Emerging Writers. She is the author of the scholarly monograph Victorian Sacrifice: Ethics and Economics in Mid-Century Novels (Ohio State UP, 2015) and has published widely on Victorian literature. Ilana won teaching awards from the University of Pennsylvania and Michigan State University before joining the English Department of Bar Ilan University in 2014. She lives in Jerusalem with her family.

More details & sign up: http://www.writespacejerusalem.com/writing-autobiography-with-ilana-blumberg.html
Location: Talbiya, Jerusalem
Cost: 400 NIS

 

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Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Voices Israel Group of Poets in English (Tel Aviv)

A Tel Aviv roundtable meeting of the Voices Israel Group of Poets in English will be held at offices of the AACI, 94 Allenby Street (where tea and instant coffee are available), Sunday 19 June, 2016. The attendance fee is 25 shekels. 

If you wish to read, please bring eight or ten copies of one or two original English-language poems and be prepared for friendly and constructive criticism. It's also perfectly legitimate to show up and listen without offering poetry.

At 94 Allenby Street, make your way between the open stairwell and the right-hand wall to entrance A, and once inside, take the elevator/lift to the mezzanine floor, which is numbered "0" and which houses the AACI offices.  (See https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153819268859566&set=gm.10153783973680155&type=3&theater  )     

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Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

Finding the Fun in Nonfiction: How To Write for the Educational Market

Judy Dick (Senior Editor, Scholastic) is visiting from NY and is pairing with Debbie Herman (children's author) to teach how to write and pitch your work to the educational market.

Is your inner child a 7-year-old who loves nature, the slimier the better? A 10-year-old who wants to build a rocket and go to space? Or maybe it's a 12-year-old who dreams about hurtling through history, hobnobbing with ancient Romans? If you have a passion for nonfiction and a knack for engaging kids in the driest of topics, consider writing for educational publishing.

From trade books to magazine articles, activity books to video scripts, educational publishers need informative and engaging content for an ever-growing and changing array of products. Whether you are a teacher, journalist, fiction writer, or game programmer there is a place for your talents. In this seminar, you will learn about the multiple platforms on which educational content is featured today and how you can contribute. Writing for educational media requires an eye for spotting the fun in the facts. Discover ways to spark kids' interest in the world of nonfiction. Then get your feet wet and try it yourself (bring pen & paper or tablet, etc.).
 
Topics will include:

  • Strategies for making nonfiction fun
  • Boiling down high-level concepts for students of all ages
  • Exploring print & digital opportunities in the nonfiction market
  • Pitching product ideas
  • Creating special features, such as timelines, sidebars, and maps
  • Integrating visuals   
  • Writing teacher materials, including lesson plans and skill sheets

BIOS:
As an author, illustrator, educator, and editor, Judy Dick wears many hats. Judy is currently a Senior Editor at Scholastic Classroom Magazines, where she works on geography and news magazines for kids. Other projects that she has worked on for Scholastic include The Holocaust Reader and Core Clicks, a digital reading program. She is also the author of the Building Jewish Identity series (Behrman House), a set of interactive textbooks students for elementary school students. Judy has degree in Illustration and an Ed.M in the Teaching of Social Studies. To relax, she has been creating art for adult coloring books. Her latest one will be released this fall.  

Debbie Herman is the author of Carla's SandwichFrom Pie Town to Yum Yum, and other books for children. She has worked for McGraw-Hill Education in the Science, Reading, and Social Studies departments, and does freelance writing for educational companies such as Scholastic and Evan-Moor. Debbie has created a wide variety of materials, from books and magazine articles to video scripts. She is currently a content writer/editor at Edusoft, an English Language Learning company. Debbie has an MA in Education/Learning Disabilities.

Location: PICO Jerusalem, Talpiyot
Cost: 150 NIS (in advance), 180 NIS (on the door)
Sign up: http://www.writespacejerusalem.com/finding-the-fun-in-nonfiction-with-judy-dick--debbie-herman.html

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May
22
7:30 PM19:30

Voices Israel Group of Poets in English (Tel Aviv)

A Tel Aviv roundtable meeting of the Voices Israel Group of Poets in English will be held at offices of the AACI, 94 Allenby Street (where tea and instant coffee are available), Sunday 22 May, 2016. The attendance fee is 25 shekels. 

If you wish to read, please bring eight or ten copies of one or two original English-language poems and be prepared for friendly and constructive criticism. It's also perfectly legitimate to show up and listen without offering poetry.

At 94 Allenby Street, make your way between the open stairwell and the right-hand wall to entrance A, and once inside, take the elevator/lift to the mezzanine floor, which is numbered "0" and which houses the AACI offices.  (See https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153819268859566&set=gm.10153783973680155&type=3&theater  )     

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Playing Around: How To Approach Writing a Play with Visiting Playwright, Director & Dramaturge Rachel Creeger
May
15
9:30 AM09:30

Playing Around: How To Approach Writing a Play with Visiting Playwright, Director & Dramaturge Rachel Creeger

In this seminar, we will look at some ideas for structure and form that can work for beginners to experienced writers."

opics will include:

  • Developing characters with their own distinct voices
  • Use and inclusion of stage directions 
  • Are the setting, props and costumes important? 
  • Incorporating music
  • Editing and rewriting
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Script & Story Surgery with Visiting Playwright, Director & Dramaturge Rachel Creeger
May
9
9:30 AM09:30

Script & Story Surgery with Visiting Playwright, Director & Dramaturge Rachel Creeger

Do you have a scene or storyline that you are working on? Is there a story, fiction or nonfiction, that you think might work as a performance? Is there a section or concept that isn’t where you want it to be?

ring the story you're excited about or the idea that seems stuck and let’s propel it onwards together in a script and story surgery. This workshop is open to writers and those willing to receive feedback!

www.writespacejerusalem.com

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Finding the Funny: How to Write Comedy
May
8
9:30 AM09:30

Finding the Funny: How to Write Comedy

Develop your writing skills with visiting British playwright, director & dramaturge Rachel Creeger, who is leading 3 different seminars through WriteSpace Jerusalem, on May 8, 9 & 15. 

May 8: Finding the Funny: How to Write Comedy
May 9: Script & Story Surgery
May 15: Playing Around: How To Approach Writing a Play

Website: www.writespacejerusalem.com

 

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Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Voices Israel Group of Poets in English (Tel Aviv)

A Tel Aviv roundtable meeting of the Voices Israel Group of Poets in English will be held at offices of the AACI, 94 Allenby Street (where tea and instant coffee are available), Sunday 17 April, 2016. The attendance fee is 25 shekels. 

If you wish to read, please bring eight or ten copies of one or two original English-language poems and be prepared for friendly and constructive criticism. It's also perfectly legitimate to show up and listen without offering poetry.

At 94 Allenby Street, make your way between the open stairwell and the right-hand wall to entrance A, and once inside, take the elevator/lift to the mezzanine floor, which is numbered "0" and which houses the AACI offices.  (See https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153819268859566&set=gm.10153783973680155&type=3&theater  )     

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Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

WriteSpace Jerusalem's official launch - free event

Come meet fellow writers at the launch and flex your writing muscles with guided prompts.Find out more about WriteSpace Jerusalem and meet a selection of our instructors: Jane Medved (poetry), Gila Green (flash fiction), Mitch Ginsburg (literary translation), Anna Levine (young adult & children), Sheffi Raiskin (bibliotherapy), Batnadiv Hakarmi-Weinberg (creative nonfiction), and Nadia Jacobson (fiction).

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Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

Voices Israel Group of Poets in English (Tel Aviv)

A Tel Aviv roundtable meeting of the Voices Israel Group of Poets in English will be held at offices of the AACI, 94 Allenby Street (where tea and instant coffee are available), Sunday 20 March, 2016. The attendance fee is 25 shekels. 

If you wish to read, please bring eight or ten copies of one or two original English-language poems and be prepared for friendly and constructive criticism. It's also perfectly legitimate to show up and listen without offering poetry.

At 94 Allenby Street, make your way between the open stairwell and the right-hand wall to entrance A, and once inside, take the elevator/lift to the mezzanine floor, which is numbered "0" and which houses the AACI offices.  (See https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153819268859566&set=gm.10153783973680155&type=3&theater  )     

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Mar
2
to May 31

A calm inside a storm - submit articles to the 25th issue of arc (IAWE) journal

The Israel Association of Writers in English (IAWE) has begun accepting submissions for the 25th issue of arc, its annual literary journal. Publication is targeted for the coming of winter. This is a great opportunity to increase name recognition!

The theme for arc 25 is A calm inside a storm. The theme may be embodied in any way.

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Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Voices Israel Group of Poets in English - Tel Aviv

 

The Tel Aviv roundtable meetings of the Voices Israel Group of Poets in English are moving to the offices of the AACI, 94 Allenby Street (where tea and instant coffee are available). The attendance fee will be edging up to 25 shekels. Next meeting is February 21, 7.30 pm.

If you wish to read, please bring eight or ten copies of one or two original English-language poems and be prepared for friendly and constructive criticism. It's also perfectly legitimate to show up and listen without offering poetry.

At 94 Allenby Street, make your way between the open stairwell and the right-hand wall to entrance A, and once inside, take the elevator/lift to the mezzanine floor, which is numbered "0" and which houses the AACI offices.  (See https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153819268859566&set=gm.10153783973680155&type=3&theater        

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Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

COandPI meeting (Copyeditors and Proofreaders in Israel)

Important: Due to the weather, this meeting is postponed - new date not set yet!

For the first hour or so we will talk about what is expected of an editor
and how to convey to clients what we can, can't and won't do. Following that
discussion, Ariel Zauer, an expert in Word, will teach us about styles, page
numbering and setting up a Table of Contents. Please bring laptops.

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