Autofiction with a Middle Eastern Twist
I'm thrilled to be offering a five-week autofiction course specifically aimed at anyone with a Mizrachi/Sephardi background this May 27, 2021 at noon EST. Have you ever wanted to pen your Middle Eastern background story but are weary of "sticking to the facts"? Are you interested in meeting other Jewish writers who share Sephardi/Mizrachi backgrounds? Join me on zoom and let's expand Jewish literature to include more Mizrachi/Sephardi stories. Sign-up is open and space is limited. Register here.
I enjoyed Gila's class. She taught us about Autofiction, exposed us to different authors and types of writing and provided useful feedback about our own writing assignments. It was nice to "meet" people from other countries. I liked Gila and the class so much that I am planning to enroll in Part 2 of this class. ~ Phyl
Gila Green's course was concise with strong feedback from her on weekly homework assignments. Class participation and readings were focused and writing prompts on point. Would take another course with her anytime. ~Penina
Autofiction: Workshopping Hybrid Writing
Sunday, June 20, 2021
DURATION: 6 Sunday Zoom sessions
TIME: 11am EST (depending on time zones of participants, it is possible to change to noon, 12pm EST)
LOCATION: Zoom and email for assignments
FEEDBACK: Instructor feedback and critique, in-class workshopping
Requirement: This course is for those who want to progress with their own autofiction manuscript in a Zoom workshopping format (novella, book length or short story collection) with a focus on two aspects:
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is for participants who wish to share and workshop their work as a group (not only with the instructor). We’ll read from two or three authors—Rachel Cusk, Bruno Schultz, and Sheila Heti—and focus on individual participant work with group and instructor feedback. Depending on class size, we may limit the mini-lesson and focus on workshopping.
Each week a different participant will be workshopped on their work of up to 5,000 words (depending on number of participants, one revision will also be workshopped).
WEEKS AT A GLANCE:
WEEK 1: Creating Characters
Creating characters mini lesson, and short reading. Workshopping of participant work.
WEEK 2: Plot Development
Plot development mini lesson, and short reading. Workshopping of participant work.
WEEK 3: The Balance Between Exposition and Dialogue
Exposition and dialogue mini lesson, and short reading. Workshopping of participant work.
WEEK 4: Dialogue
Dialogue mini lesson, and short reading. Workshopping of participant work.
WEEK 5: Style
Style mini lesson, and short reading. Workshopping of participant work.
WEEK 6: Review Techniques
Review techniques mini lesson, and short reading. Workshopping of participant work.
"This autofiction class kept me writing, thinking, analyzing, and enjoying not only what autofiction is but
Nominated for three Pushcart Prizes
"Thank you for this class and for your very valuable feedback on the two drafts I sent you. Your class rekindled the fire that I felt was beginning to fizzle out in my writing." ~ Clare Hart
"Thanks for a great class! I’m so glad I signed up—turns out that I still have a brain and you made me use it. :) I appreciate your advice as well as the thought-provoking lessons you provided . . . In that short amount of time I feel more confident going forward with my writing . . . I wish you the very best, and thank you again for sharing your knowledge! "~ Andrea H.
"Gila Green’s class was my first online writing class. I was impressed with the quality of the material Gila provided and her weekly lessons were clear and easy to understand. She also provided enough flexibility in her lessons to tailor the class to the individual needs of her students. I always felt open to ask questions or linger over lessons and critiques that I felt I needed more time to comprehend and work through. I look forward to learning from her again. "~ Donna Kortes
"Gila had a very straightforward way of explaining by giving examples in our own work, and pinpointing a subject for clarity. She was very encouraging and her critiques were always thoughtful and constructive. She pushed me to dig deeper and work harder and I believe it shows in my writing. If I am ever fortunate enough to make it in this business, I will definitely name Gila as one of the reasons for my success." ~ Barbara Florenza