Upcoming Events

Writing Workshops

FAMILY MATTERS: THE MONTHLY FIRST MONDAY CLASS: Ongoing Writing Workshop (Zoom) – The First Monday of every month, 6-8 pm EDT.

Current class schedule: September 12, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 8, 2024.
2024 class schedule: Feb 5, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3 

Fee: $750
First Mondays: A Monthly Monday night writing workshop series consisting of 5 two-hour workshops. Writing exercises, meditations, and readings will help you bring your stories to life on the page. Foster your creativity and the craft of writing ! Whether you are writing fiction or creative non-fiction, memoirs, or personal essays, our workshop will help you tap into your experiences and turn them into stories. In class and homework exercises for each session. Co taught with **Laura Zinn Fromm

Each session you are invited to send in 5 pages of any genre of your written material; you will receive line and developmental edits. Optional– no pressure. Option to share homework and generative exercises in each class. Short reading material will be sent before each session.

PAYMENT: To reserve, please Zelle @ jrrabinor@gmail.com, Venmo @Judith-Rabinor or send a check to Judy Rabinor, 250 West 90th Street, Apt 7a, NYC, NY 10024.

WRITING OUR SECRETS Friday December 8 1-3 pm Hybrid: 155 W 68 st NYC & Zoom

The power of secrets has shaped stories from Shakespeare and the Greeks to Liane Moriarity and Jodi Picoult. A concealed fact– whether hidden or ultimately revealed–can transform a character’s life. In this workshop we will draw inspiration from literature and discuss the use of secrets, liesand suspense in storytelling. Experiment in revealing–or containing– the secrets that shape you and your characters!
Co taught with *Laura Zinn Fromm

To register: two options
1) If you have a work in progress (fiction/non-fiction/essay or memoirand would like feedback: submit up to 10 pages (2500 words double spaced in 12-14 [point type) for line edits and written feedback: $350.
2) Show up without a submission: $250.

* Laura Zinn Fromm is an award-winning journalist with publications The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek (where she was a former reporter and editor) and elsewhere. She is the author of Sweet Survival: Tales of Coping and Cooking.

E-mail me at jrrabinor@gmail.com with questions! 
THE HEALING POWER OF WRITING : Fostering Mindfulness, Resilience and Creativity
Via Zoom
Wed Nov 15, 2024 5 pm pm EDT on Zoom : FREE
Writing allows us to dig down deep and  befriend our inner life. If you would like to explore the healing power of writing join me! Via meditation, writing exercises, optional sharing and group discussion, you will have the opportunity to explore and develop your own creativity and resilience.

To reserve, please Zelle or Venmo @Judith-Rabinor or send a check to Judy Rabinor, 250 West 90th Street, Apt 7a, NYC, NY 10024.

Writing Our Mothers: Workshop with Esther Cohen – IN PERSON!
JOIN us to write, share (optional) discuss the ways our mothers live on in us!

May 11, 1-2:30 pm EDT
$30 for members, $40 for non members 

Location: 334 Amsterdam Ave at, W 76th St, New York, NY 10023
This workshop, co-led by a psychologist and an author, explores the complexity of mothering and motherhood. Through meditative writing exercises, participants will explore and expand their own complex experience as daughters and/or mothers. Come alone or bring your mother or daughter.

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Special Applause: Special applause to my dear friend and colleague, Sondra Kronberg, RD who has generously devoted her time and energy creating and hosting Chats in the Living Room, a support group for all who struggle with eating problems and disordered eating. First chat was in 2020 – she’s still full steam ahead! Click here for future speakers – all eating disorder experts!

  The Renfrew Center Foundation’s 2023 Conference for Professionals  – don’t miss the premier eating disorder conference in the country. In Person and Virtual! Click here for information/registration.

Past Events

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