Have you decided what path your writing will take in 2016? Here are some opportunities to take advantage of to bring your writing to new levels and to send your work off into the world.
Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish Children’s Books”–May 15-18, 2016 in Boyds Mills, PA
This workshop has been running since 2010 and gives writers a hands-on approach to writing Jewish content for young readers. We begin with a round-up of Jewish children’s books on Sunday evening and participate in an editorial roundtable Monday morning. Our editorial faculty guests include:
- Joni Sussman, publisher at Kar-Ben
- Dianne Hess, executive editor at Scholastic
- Talia Benamy, assistant editor at Philomel
Workshop participants will have a one-on-one consultation with a guest editor about their picture book, novel, or narrative nonfiction manuscripts on Monday. There’s opportunity for group critique and prompt-based generative writing throughout the workshop.
For more information or to register, click here>>>
Last winter’s online fiction class was so successful that we’re offering it again! Over a five-week period you’ll learn the nuances of imagery, characterization (including dialogue), setting, plot, point of view and voice to produce fiction. Sessions begin in July using a combination of Google Drive and a private Facebook page. If interested, please comment on this post or email barbarakrasner(at)att(dot)net.
The Whole Megillah Newsletter
Starting soon, The Whole Megillah will be emailing a newsletter to its subscribers. The newsletter will be produced every other month and offer prompts, calls for submission news, and news about you! Please share your successes and we’ll announce it to our whole community. It’s time to kvell!
To subscribe (or completely opt out) and/or to share your news, please email barbarakrasner(at)att(dot)net.
Interested in writing about your past? Join the Mining Your Memories Facebook page and get prompts, book reviews, and news about calls for submission. This is an outgrowth of the class I teach at the Adult School of Montclair. Join here.