We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and what is needed are the tools and a conducive environment in order to write it. WriteSpace Jerusalem provides a nurturing and structured creative environment that encourages students to deepen and expand their commitment to writing. Join our email list to see what's on offer.
We seek to provide a platform for quality continuing education for English-language writers in Jerusalem. Writers will be able to hone areas of their choosing, building a program that is tailored to their needs. Visiting and local authors are invited to come and teach classes in their areas of expertise. We are open to all genres: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, children's literature, young adult, and hybrid.
The concept is simple. If enough people are interested in a seminar or workshop, we will run it. We aim to be responsive. You tell us what you'd like to learn about, and we'll track down someone excellent to teach you. If you prefer private lessons or mentoring, we'll be happy to find you the right instructor, and when it comes to editing your completed manuscript, we'd be happy to put you in touch with the best editor for your style of writing.
Founder & Director Nadia Jacobson is a Jerusalem-based writer and editor. She is a fiction editor at the Ilanot Review, an Israeli journal of creative writing in English and serves as co-Municipal Liaison for the Jerusalem region of National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org). She holds an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University, and her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Binnacle, Annalemma, Every Day Fiction, and a number of anthologies. A long-time member of the Jerusalem Writing Circle, she has taught creative writing privately and at Emunah Ve’Omanut (a branch of Emunah College), as well as coaching writers from first draft to publication.
Pedagogical consultant Batnadiv Hakarmi is a Jerusalem-based writer, editor and artist whose works have appeared in Poetry International, the Ilanot Review, and Partial Answers. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she taught composition and Introduction to Fiction. A long time member of the Jerusalem Writing Circle, she founded and directs Night Writers, Jerusalem. She currently teaches creative writing at Emunah Ve’Omanut (a branch of Emunah College). Her work can be seen at www.batnadiv.com.