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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.

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Location: Talbiya, Jerusalem
Cost: 400 NIS