New Workshops from The Whole Megillah

The Whole Megillah is proud to announce online workshops to sharpen your craft wherever you are in the writing process:

  • Fiction Workshop
  • Memoir Workshop

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

Fiction

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: March 1, 2019

Memoir 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: March 1, 2019

About the instructor

Barbara Krasner is the award-winning author of numerous short stories, creative nonfiction, several hundred articles, books, and poetry. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Jewish Literary Journal, Lilith, Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, Jewishfiction.net, Michigan Quarterly Review, Nimrod, Paterson Literary Review, and other journals. Her poetry chapbook, Chicken Fat, was published in 2017 by Finishing Line Press and her poetry chapbook, Pounding Cobblestone, was published in 2018 by Kelsay Books. Her children’s book, Goldie Takes a Stand! Golda Meir’s First Crusade, was named a 2015 Sydney Taylor Honor Book. Barbara teaches writing at William Paterson University 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, 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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