Writers don’t just write, they also speak about their work on book tours, interviews or in social settings. Knowing how to read for an audience, present your own story and discuss your writing is a skill seldom addressed.
This training day will address the personal and professional presentation needs of writers whether novelists, academics or bloggers and equip and strengthen the participants’ abilities to present their work effectively. Training is not theoretical. Participation, contribution and reflection are essential to the learning process.
Participants will be filmed and will view their presentations during the session.
In this seminar, we will look at some ideas for structure and form that can work for beginners to experienced writers.
Topics will include:
Developing characters with their own distinct voices
Use and inclusion of stage directions
Are the setting, props and costumes important?
Editing and rewriting
Endorsements from past storytelling workshops:
‘I found [it] totally refreshing, interactive, structured and enjoyable. This will help me greatly with my writing.’
‘There was a great mixture of physical and written exercises. I felt encouraged and supported. There was a lot of laughter which helped everyone overcome their nerves. Great!’
‘I enjoyed [it] immensely. it’s provided lots of food for thought and tools to take back to my writing. A fun and enjoyable experience.'
Minimum/Maximum No. Participants: 8/16 Cost: 400 NIS This includes light snacks and tea/coffee (not lunch). Location: Talbiya, Jerusalem (more details upon registration). Registration: Sign up below and we'll be in touch. Payment can be made via bank transfer, cheque/check or cash (by special arrangement).. Cancellation policy: If you cancel within one week of the class and your place cannot be filled, a refund will not be possible.
Seminar with award-winning children's author Anna Levine
This one-day intensive will look at the art of creating a picture book, from the technical aspect of length and structure to the poetic and lyrical development of prose.
The seminar will include brainstorming ideas, ways to develop your story, how and where to market your work, and two concrete offers. Included in the seminar fee:
Each participant's manuscript of up to 1,000 words (text only) will be critiqued by Anna Levine.
DETAILS: Minimum/Maximum No. Participants: 8/16 Cost for Building Comic Characters (3 hrs): 250 NIS in advance, 400 NIS for 2 registering together Cost for Shaping Dialogue & Description(6 hours): 400 NIS in advance. This includes light snacks and tea/coffee, not lunch. Locations: More details upon registration. Registration: Sign up below and we will be in touch. Payment can be made via bank transfer, cheque/check or cash (by special arrangement).. Cancellation policy: If you cancel within one week of the class and your place cannot be filled, you will be asked to cover the total cost of the seminar.
Exercises in types of comedy and comic narrators,
Funny characters that aren't all about the punchline
Comedy in dialogue
Making description zing with humour
Rachel Creeger's sell-out seminar from May is being offered in Tel Aviv, Modiin and again in Jerusalem.
Exercises that excise the funny from factual information