Writing Classes

 

FAMILY MATTERS — A MONTHLY MONDAY NIGHT WRITING GROUP 

Currently accepting members for our next session beginning in September 2022. 

Fall Dates: September 12, October 3, November 7,  December 5, and January 9, 2023.

Intensive summer day-long classes to be announced. Please e-mail me if interested.

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.


Write Like a Mother****er, 5 sessions: Mondays, 6-7 p.m.

MANY OF YOU ASKED FOR AN INTENSIVE WRITING CLASS – no reading, no homework, just writing!

Writing together is different than writing at home, alone. We will focus on in-class writing exercises.  Sharing is optional. We will send you optional writing prompts and readings, come as you are with zero preparation. You will leave each session fired up, with new work in hand.

Mondays, 6-7 p.m. on Zoom

5 Sessions: March 21, 28, April 9, 16, and 23, 2022

Fee: $250.00

To reserve, please Zelle or Venmo @Judith-Rabinor or send a check to Judy Rabinor, 36 Biarritz Street, Lido Beach. NY 11561.

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

***This class can be taken solo or in conjunction with FAMILY MATTERS.  In either event, we hope it provides inspiration, structure, and commitment!