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