Memoir, personal essay and even poetry are usually written in first person. “I” and “Me” are pretty much the default points of view. But what if one plays around with the pronouns – how does that change the experience of reading, and more importantly, of writing? What if the writer alternates between He, She and I? And about that slippery “You”? How can we, as writers, use it to our advantage?
In this class focusing on personal and lyric essay, we will explore how a simple change of pronoun can alter the lens through which we perceive. And how changing the point of view can access material that may be locked to the traditional “I” narrator.
Class reading materials will be distributed beforehand. Come prepared to experiment and write!
Minimum/Maximum Participation: 7/14
Cost: 450 NIS if paid in full by April 16, 500 NIS subsequently. If you sign up for The Liminal Poem & The Lyric Speaker, you will receive a 100 NIS discount off the total.
Location: Katamon, Jerusalem
(more details upon registration).
Registration: Sign up and we will be in touch. Payment can be made via bank transfer, PayBox/Pepper Pay/bit or credit card.
Cancellation policy: If you cancel within one week of the workshop and your place cannot be filled, you will be asked to cover the total cost of the seminar. If you cancel less than one week before the seminar and paid by credit card, then you will receive the amount paid minus the transaction fees.
Testimonial from "Writing from the Ordinary," Jan 18, 2018:
'In just a few hours, Jane took us through four different genres of poetry, with examples, exercises and time to share and receive feedback.... She's an amazing teacher and I left feeling refreshed and inspired! Thank you Nadia for organizing such a special treat!'
Jane Medved is the author of Deep Calls To Deep (winner of the Many Voices Project, New Rivers Press 2017) and the chapbook Olam, Shana, Nefesh (Finishing Line Press, 2014) Recent essays and poems have appeared in Guesthouse, Juked, Gulf Coast On-Line,Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and The Tampa Review. Her translations of Hebrew poetry are forthcoming in Copper Nickel and Cagibi. She is the poetry editor of The Ilanot Review, and has been a frequent teacher for WriteSpace, Jerusalem, as well as a visiting lecturer in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Bar Ilan University.
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