Sign Up Now! New Online Workshops from The Whole Megillah

What better time to focus on your writing when the winds are blowing all those snowflakes to your front step? The Whole Megillah is proud to yet again announce a series of online workshops to sharpen your craft wherever you are in the writing process:

  • Fiction Workshop
  • Advanced Fiction Workshop
  • Memoir Workshop
  • Poetry Workshop

Each workshop includes a set of weekly prompts. Participants post their writing to a private Facebook page for feedback.


Experiment with elements of craft to write either short or long in this six-week workshop. We’ll explore and practice:

  • Imagery
  • Characterization
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Point of view
  • Revision

For inspiration, I’ll supply you with a short story each week.

Cost: $300; add $50 for a 10-page manuscript critique

Start date: January 15, 2018

Advanced Fiction Workshop

This six-week online workshop allows to you work on a manuscript of your choice and bring it further along. Through a series of exercises you’ll practice more advanced techniques to:

  • Drive your protagonist’s emotional journey and transformation
  • Heighten conflict
  • Deepen characterization and sharpen dialogue

Cost: $300; add $50 for a 10-page manuscript critique

Start date: January 15, 2018

Your StoryMemoir Workshop

If you’re like me, perhaps there’s an event or a relationship in your life that’s haunting you. But how to explore that in writing? In this five-week class we’ll explore:

  • Imagery
  • Theme
  • Plot
  • Selectivity
  • Voice

We will also gain inspiration from published memoirs.

Cost: $250; add $50 for a 10-page manuscript critique

Start Date: January 22, 2018

Multi-Genre Workshop

In this five-week online workshop, I’ll supply you with exclusively Jewish prompts and we’ll comment on each other’s work. With any prompt, choose to generate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or some combination. The choice is yours.

Cost: $250; add $50 for a four-poem or 10-page manuscript critique

Start Date: January 22, 2018

About the instructor

Barbara Krasner is the award-winning author of several hundred articles, books, short fiction, and poetry. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Jewish Literary Journal, Lilith, Jewish Women’s Literary Annual,, Michigan Quarterly Review, Nimrod, Paterson Literary Review, and other journals. Her poetry chapbook, Chicken Fat, was published by Finishing Line Press in November 2017 and her new chapbook, Pounding Cobblestone, is forthcoming from Aldrich Press. Her children’s book, Goldie Takes a Stand! Golda Meir’s First Crusade, was named a 2015 Sydney Taylor Honor Book. Barbara teaches creative writing in New Jersey and works one-on-one with writers to shape their fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. She is a trained facilitator in the Amherst Writers & Artists method.

For more information and to register, contact Barbara at barbarakrasner(at)att(dot)net or reply to this post with a comment.

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 Sign Up Now! New Online Workshops from The Whole Megillah

  1. Cindy Droker says:

    Hi Barbara,
    I didn’t realize you had workshops going. The last few times I’ve checked “The Whole Megillah” site, there were no classes. I need to be on your mailing. Tell me please, will there be any upcoming Jewish children’s lit writing courses for PB, Chapter books etc either here or thru Highlights after fall 2018? As of now there are no Jewish children’s writing classes with Highlights up to fall. I thought the Megillah offered a Jewish children’s writing workshop each year. I’d be the first to sign up, if you schedule one after fall 2018. ! Please do. Or even an on line course would work. There are absolutely no workshops offered for Jewish base writing. The Tent will offer, but they are usually mainly for kids. Perhaps the Pj Library would sponsor you. Come to SEATTLE ! Do you also edit PB or Chapter books? Or give feedback on Jewish base writing?
    Thank you.
    Cindy Droker

    • Thanks, Cindy. I can’t answer for Highlights. I no longer offer a Jewish writer’s workshop there. The Whole Megillah may offer a workshop, but only if enough people are interested.
      I do edit children’s books and Jewish-based writing. Please contact me privately at barbarakrasner(at)att(dot)net about that.
      If you subscribe to this blog, you will automatically receive posts about classes and workshops.

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