Give Yourself the Gift of Writing | 2014 Writing Workshops & Retreats

Now that we’re nearly into the third month of 2014, are you off to a great start or are you barely out of the gate?

Give yourself a boost by attending a writing workshop or retreat. Here are some events you may want to explore:

Early-bird registration rates apply to all events. Click on the “For more information” links for details.

retreat houseApril 11-13
First-Draft Fever
St. Marguerite Retreat House, Mendham, New Jersey
Using the Amherst Writers & Artists method, certified workshop leaders Marian Calabro and Barbara Krasner lead you through a series of exercises to produce spontaneous writing. Single-room lodging and all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch included.
For more information>>>

6161469290_8e7a32ab3d_oMay 18
Conference on Jewish Story
Sponsored by The Whole Megillah in coordination with the Association of Jewish Libraries
Temple Emanu-El, New York City
A star-studded event with panels on children’s books, fiction, poetry and memoir. Keynotes by storyteller Peninnah Schram and Sam Norich, publisher of the Forward.
Optional add-on, hands-on writing session at The Jewish Museum.
For more information>>>

img_facilityJune 8-11
Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books
Highlights Foundation, Boyds Mills, Pennsylvania
Work one-on-one with super-agent Rubin Pfeffer or Egmont USA executive editor Regina Griffin on your manuscript. Other guest faculty includes Highlights senior editor Debra Hess and Israeli author Anna Levine. Learn about today’s Jewish children’s books and participate in group critiques. Includes lodging in your own cabin and all meals, Sunday dinner through Wednesday lunch. Optional tour of Highlights.
For more information>>>

logoJuly 13-16
Write Your Own Megillah Jewish Writers Retreat
Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
One full day at National Yiddish Book Center
Connect with your Judaic self in this first-ever Jewish writers retreat. Using the Amherst Writers & Artists method, certified workshop leader Barbara Krasner guides you through exercises to produce spontaneous writing that will surprise and satisfy.
For more information>>>

I hope to see you at one—or more—of these events!

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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5 Responses to Give Yourself the Gift of Writing | 2014 Writing Workshops & Retreats

  1. sheilaklewis says:

    Hi Barbara, I tried to sign up for May 18 early bird conference and kept getting bumped out, and there was no request for credit card payment, just got to submit button at bottom after address, and then it ended the process. I’d like to sign up, is there a glitch? Please advise. Love the site! Sheila Lewis

  2. Thank you for keeping us up to date with interesting news and events. Your readers may find my recent blog post, “Holocaust Education Makes A Difference,” interesting.
    We appreciate all you do to promote Jewish Literature.

  3. Pingback: Conference on Jewish Story | Tahneer Oksman, Memoir Panelist | The Whole Megillah

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