2016 Opportunities for Writers of Jewish Story

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.

img_facilityHighlights 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

Our guest author is Kathy Kacer, award-winning author of many Holocaust-related books for children and winner of a 2016 Sydney Taylor Honor Book award for Stones on a Grave.

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>>>

PSF-scroll.png.colorThe Whole Megillah Online Fiction Class–Encore Sessions

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.

Mining Memories CommunityMining Your Memories–Facebook Community

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.

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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2 Responses to 2016 Opportunities for Writers of Jewish Story

  1. Barbara A. Edwards says:

    Shalom to All

    RAVINIA has been accepted for publication by Page Publishing ie Richard Rona and Executive staff.

    My research on the Internet allowed me to send “Forget Not the Unforgotten”. and I received a phone call from Mr. Rona.

    Adonai has annointed this Book for it is written for the Good of Mankind, and the Human Race, to Comfort and allow all of us to find the Peace within that we search for which stems from the Elan Vitale.

    With Love

    Barbara A. Edwards

  2. Barbara A. Edwards says:

    Shabbat Shalom to all of the Jewish Nation.

    Thankyou for your guidance on RAVINIA. I have followed it.
    I have begun my Second Book entited CHAVAH.

    Love to All

    Barbara A. Edwards

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