Gila offers a varitey of online writing classes, attended and enjoyed by people worldwide.
I've been teaching short fiction online since 2009 at WOW-WomenOnWriting.
Hundreds of participants from all over the world from Passaic to Sydney to Toronto and Cleveland have signed up. It's been thrilling to meet writers from around the globe.
Autofiction with a Middle Eastern Twist
Tell Your Sephardi-Mizrahi Story
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Have you always wanted to write your life story? My new Middle Eastern flavored Autofiction Workshop explores a writing form that pushes beyond memoir and borrows fiction techniques. Inventing your own dialogue and creating details can often free you from the need to stick to the facts, opening the door to a deeper story with emotional truth at its center. This zoom course includes a weekly lesson and in-class exercise. Instructor feedback will be provided on weekly writing assignments (up to 1,000 words). Short readings will feature Middle Eastern writers that include authors such as: Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Rachel Shabi, and Ariel Sabar. The workshop is open to women and men of all writing levels.
ABOUT ME: Gila Green's novels feature characters of Sephardi, Yemenite, and mixed Middle Eastern heritage because she couldn't find any Jewish stories that reflected her experience growing up and decided to write them herself. Her novel-in-stories White Zion explores one Yemenite family's journey from Sanaa to Jerusalem to Canada. In Passport Control, heroine Miriam Gil struggles to understand her Yemenite father's past against a trove of family secrets. Gila is an author, a creative writing teacher, an EFL college lecturer, an editor, and a mother of five. When she's not exploring the Middle East in her novels, she migrates to South Africa in her continuing environmental young adult series that takes place in Kruger National Park. In addition to her four published novels, her short works have been featured in dozens of publications including: Sephardic Horizons, Jewish Fiction, Jewish Literary Journal, Fiction Magazine, Akashic Books, The Fiddlehead, and others.</p
DATES AND TIMES:
Thursday, May 27 - 11am EST (6 PM Israel time) for five Thursdays.
Thursday, June 3
Thursday, June 10
Thursday, June 17
Thursday, June 24
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Autofiction Workshop: Exploring Hybrid
Offered Through WOW - WomenonWriting
START DATES - Three class dates for you to choose from:
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Sunday, November 14, 2021
DURATION: 6 weeks
TIME: 11 am EST (depending on timezones of participants, it is possible to change to noon EST)
LOCATION: Zoom and email for assignments
FEEDBACK: Instructor feedback and critique
COURSE DESCRIPTION: What is autofiction? It’s not memoir, fiction or personal essay, but might have elements of all three. Auto-fiction is a genre for writers who want to write about their experiences and personal insights without being held back by the “facts.” Autofiction allows writers to pen personal experience without the constraints of traditional autobiography. In this course, we will explore some of the techniques of writers who have reconstructed events from their own lives using methods borrowed from other genres to create new forms. There will be weekly readings that we will use to discuss different elements of craft in terms of narrative, structure, genre, tone, narrator, character and theme. We will also have a weekly writing exercise based on the reading, as well as group and instructor workshopping of participant work.
COST: $185, which includes one-on-one e-mail support and feedback from your instructor, weekly assignments and critiques. Skype & Skype chat if you choose that option.
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