New Writing Classes from The Whole Megillah

The Whole Megillah is proud to announce online writing classes to take your writing to new heights:

  • It Could Be Verse Workshop
  • Putting the Past on the Page Workshop

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

It Could Be Verse Workshop

In this five-week class, flex your creative muscle to write poetry in response to provocative prompts. Try new forms, experiment with genre, and discover your inner poet.

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

Start Date: November 10, 2019

Putting the Past on the Page Workshop

Maybe you’re working on a family history. Or perhaps historical fiction or memoir. In this five-week class we’ll explore how to use imagery, voice, characterization, and selection of details from the past to make your story come alive for others. 

We will also gain inspiration from published works.

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

Start Date: November 10, 2019

About the instructor

Literary agent and creative writing instructor Barbara Krasner is the award-winning author of numerous short stories, creative nonfiction, several hundred articles, books, and poetry–most with historical foundations. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Jewish Literary Journal, Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, Nimrod, Paterson Literary Review, Peregrine, 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 historical novel in verse, 37 Days, debuts from Kar-Ben in 2021. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in many literary journals, including Museum of Americana, South 85. The Smart Set, Manifest-Station, and Kelsey Review. Barbara also teaches about the Holocaust, American ethnic history, and family history at the university level.

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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