JWWS 2017… It was a fabulous day!

Impressions from attendees, photos and more, coming soon!

We all:

expanded our knowledge
practiced some skills
and grew as a powerful community of writers.

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Jerusalem Women’s Writers Seminar

Tuesday, 13 Iyyar, 5777/ May 9th, 2017
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Shirat Yerushalayim Hall, 64 Kanfei Nesharim St.
Givat Shaul, Jerusalem

JWWS 2017 Schedule

8:00 – Doors open BNC_6871 crop
8:30 – 8:50 Welcoming Address, Tamar Ansh
8:50 – 9:15 Be a Leader!, Tamar Ansh
9:15 – 9:30 Dvar Torah, Rebbetzin Sara Meisels

Morning Sessions

9:30 – 10:15 The Power of Writing Well, Jonathan Rosenblum
Why writing clearly is a skill worth attaining, and why it is not as easy as it looks.

10:20 – 11:00 Writing Great Leads: A Mock Press Conference with Q & A, Esther Heller BNC_6958
A fun, experiential and interactive way of learning why good strong leads are essential, with examples of six types of leads.

11:00 – 11:20 Who Creates Living Things with Their DeficienciesSarah Shapiro
The role of jealousy in a writer’s life, and a tribute to Sarah Rosenblatt, a’h.

11:20 – 11:35 Let Me Tell You a Secret…, Debbie Shapiro
Keeping your privacy when your personal life is public.

11:40 – 12:30 Tales as Old as Time, Avigail Sharer a.k.a. Leah Gebber
Revisit classic fairytales for surprising new insights on writing powerful – and memorable – fiction and memoir.

12:30 – 1:15 How to Write When There’s Nothing to Write, Riva Pomerantz

Lunch ANSH0045

1:15 – 2:30 Gourmet Pareve Buffet Lunch by Toubin Caterers

Afternoon Session

2:30 – 2:45 Book Raffle

3:00 – 3:45 Sisters Schmooze, Miriam Zakon and Emmy Zitter
Serial Murder: Using literary analysis to improve your writing.



For a detailed description of each workshop, visit the Workshops page here.

3:55 – 4:50 Workshop Set One, see topics and presenters list below
5:00 – 5:55 Workshop Set Two, see topics and presenters list below
6:00 – Seminar ends

flowers and books

Workshop Topics and Presenters

Workshop Set One

3:55 – 4:50

Simple Words Don’t Mean Simple Minds, Elka Weber

Living the Writer’s Life: Tips on How to Manage the Joys and Challenges of the Writing Process, Shifra Devorah Witt

Shifting Gears: It’s Not Just a Matter of Going in Reverse, Penina Taylor

The Hook – Clever and Engrossing Plots, Ruthie Pearlman

Personal vs. Public Writing, Yaffa Ganz

Expressive Writing, Yocheved Rottenberg

Writing with Passion and Purpose, Tzippora Price

Workshop Set Two

5:00 – 5:55

Green Elephants – Tapping Into Your Unused Imagination, Chaya Hinda Allen

Bringing the Words out of You – Overcoming Writer’s Block, Batya Ruddell

The Mitzvah of Writing: How to Start a Memoir Workshop for Seniors, Carol Ungar

Telling the Truth with Fiction, Prof. Malka Schapps a.k.a. Rachel Pomerantz

Marketing and Publishing Your Writing, Ann Goldberg


Jerusalem Women’s Writers Seminar

Tuesday, 16 Iyyar, 5776/ May 24th, 2016, Shirat Yerushalayim