Category Archives: Teaching

The Writing Pad Opens Its Deck

I’ve rented a writing room of my own, a seven minute walk from my home, in Moshav Beit Zayit. Inside are a desk, sink, toilet, fridge and tea kettle. Outside, a cozy deck overlooks a plant nursery. Two tables that … Continue reading

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Finding Shelter in the Writing Workshop

Lately I’ve become more sensitive to the anxiety of beginning writers before their first workshop experience.  Such sensitivity has forced me to define for myself, once again, the purpose of the workshop: The purpose of a writing workshop is to … Continue reading

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Abby Frucht at The Studio

Yesterday, Sept. 4, 2011, in The Studio created and managed by novelist Evan Fallenberg in Bitah Aharon, a  moshav north of Netanya, Abby Frucht lead a one-day writing class for sixteen talented Anglo-Israeli writers. Frucht has been teaching at Vermont College … Continue reading

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Career Day

I have a big day coming up on Wednesday, June 29th. In the morning I’m starting my career as a trainer at the writing gym (Tmol Shilshom, 5 Nachlat Shiva, Jerusalem, 9:30 a.m.) and in the evening I’m starting my … Continue reading

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Month of Separations

A day after  saying good-bye to Allen Hoffman, who is retiring from Bar-Ilan,  I had to say good-bye to my wonderful class at David Yellin College. Most of the members of this heterogeneous group of sixteen folks aged 21-65 had … Continue reading

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Allen Hoffman Retires

Tonight was a bittesweet event for the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University.  Forty former students of Allen Hoffman, the marvellous writer and extraordinary teacher of writing, gathered at Bar-Ilan to pay tribute to a wonderful man. Allen … Continue reading

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