Writing Classes


                                           FAMILY MATTERS — A MONTHLY MONDAY NIGHT WRITING GROUP 

Our Fall class is filled! 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.

3  New Classes

Are you interested in writing but not sure how to begin? Join me on Zoom for an  introductory class, learn some basic principles of writing memoir and essay, fiction and non fiction and leave filled with inspiration!

Monday Sept 19th @ 12 noon-1:15 pm – zoom


Friday, October 7th @ 12 noon-1:15 pm – zoom

Registration details below. Upon registration, you will receive reading material about the transformative power of writing!

Join our intensive writing retreat!

                                                         LOVE, LOSS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

                                                                      Friday Nov 4th, 2022. 12-3 pm. $350 

                                                                    Zoom and in person: 250 W 90th St., NYC, NY.

           Please read Amy Bloom’s new memoir, In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss prior to our class. Book excerpts
will serve as prompts for generative writing and the analysis of crucial storytelling techniques. Registration includes
submission of your own work: line edits and written feedback on 10 pages (2500 worlds, double spaced, in 12-14
point type). Mail submissions to both Judy and Laura by Oct 15th- jrrabinor@gmail.com  &  zinnfromm@gmail.com.

To reserve, please Zelle or Venmo @Judith-Rabinor or send a check to Judy Rabinor, 250 WEST 90th Street, Apt 7a, NYC, NY.  Co-led with Laura Zinn Fromm, award-winning journalist and author of Sweet Survival: Tales of Coping and Cooking.