Writing Classes

 

                                           FAMILY MATTERS — A MONTHLY MONDAY NIGHT WRITING GROUP 

A FEW SPOTS OPEN! Currently accepting members for our next session beginning in Feb, 2023. 

The first Monday of each month- Feb 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, 2023.

Our minds are filled with stories — from our lives, our offices, and our dreams. Therapy is one way of digging deep and transforming ourselves. So is writing.

Join our ongoing Monday night monthly writing workshop series. Five, two-hour workshops will help you open up to your own stories. Writing exercises, meditations, and readings will help you bring your stories to life on the page. 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.

All great works of fiction and creative non-fiction are built on the same premise: story-telling. In these workshops, you will learn how to apply the principles of story-telling to build scenes, develop characters, write dialogue (both interior monologue and spoken dialogue), utilize description, and weave together the threads of your imagination and experience into powerful, memorable stories. For each class, you may submit five pages of your work (1250 words double spaced) and will receive written feedback. All classes include in-class writing prompts, discussion of 250-word homework assignments, and critique of the short, assigned readings you will receive upon registration.

Location: Zoom (until further notice)
Fee: $750. To reserve, please Zelle or Venmo @Judith-Rabinor or send a check to Judy Rabinor, 36 Biarritz Street, Lido Beach. NY 11561.

Co-taught with Laura Zinn Fromm, award-winning journalist and author of Sweet Survival: Tales of Coping and Cooking.

Contact me @ jrrabinor@gmail.com for more details.


The Healing Power of Writing : Fostering Mindfulness, Resilience and Creativity
Via Zoom
Wednesday Jan 25 5:30-6 EDT on Zoom  Almost FREE: $25.00

From the time I was young, writing has allowed me to dig down deep and  befriend my inner life. If you would like to explore the healing power of writing, join me on Jan 25 for an almost  free workshop. Via meditation, writing exercises and group discussion, you will have the opportunity to explore and develop your own creativity and resilience. Please Venmo or Zelle me $75 to reserve your place.  OR

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 Secrets: An Intensive Writing Workshop (Zoom or In-Person)
Saturday, February 4th  
Time: 12-3pm EDT
$350 – scholarships available – please email me @ jrrabinor@gmail.com
 
It’s been said Every great memoir, novel and short story contains a secret.” Secrets propel stories, and a concealed fact—whether kept hidden or ultimately revealed—can transform a character’s life. Best selling authors such as Liane Moriarty (The Husband’s Secret), and Anita Shreve (The Pilot’s Wife), know about the power of secrets, as do current writers such as CJ Hauser (The Crane Wife) and Tara Ison (At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf).
 
Join Laura Zinn Fromm and me as we examine the way secrets are held, revealed, uncovered and can explode a life on the page (fiction and non-fiction) or in reality. In this workshop, we will discuss the uses of secrets in storytelling and explore how to successfully write about your own secrets. Come in person (250 W 90th St, NYC) or join via Zoom. Be prepared to create and write about secrets – your own or those you imagine. Sharing optional.
 
SUBMIT  your Writing:
Enrollment includes line edits and  feedback on up to 10 pages (double spaced) of  your own personal writing. Send in your work- old or new, what you are working on, have abandoned, or anything you desire.
 
To reserve, please Zelle or Venmo @Judith-Rabinor or send a check to Judy Rabinor, 250 West 90th Street NYC NY 10024


Family Matters: Ongoing Writing Workshop (Virtual) – The first Monday of every month, 6-8 pm EDT.
A FEW SPOTS OPEN! Currently accepting members for our next session beginning February 2023.  Class schedule, the first Monday of each month: February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, 2023. 
$750
 
This ongoing Monday night monthly writing workshop series consists of 5 two-hour workshops. Writing exercises, meditations, and readings will help you bring your stories to life on the page. 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.

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

Co-taught with Laura Zinn Fromm, award-winning journalist and author of Sweet Survival: Tales of Coping and Cooking.

Email me at jrrabinor@gmail.com with questions!