Writing Workshops and Students Getting Published

Fall 2018

Writing Our Stories: Both fiction and creative non-fiction involve strong story lines, memorable characters and lively dialogue. In these workshops, we will examine short stories, essays, novels and memoirs, and use writing prompts and exercises as launching pads for writing our own stories. If interested in taking a workshop, please send a 3-5 page writing sample and contact Laura for more information. 

Writing Our Stories NJ Tuesdays @ Book House/Millburn. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Open.  Class begins Tuesday, September 11 and runs ten weeks through November 20. Please note we skip November 13. Writers may submit up to 35 pages over the course of ten weeks.

Writing Our Stories NYC Tuesdays @ JCC Manhattan 5:30-7:30. Open. Class begins October 9 and runs ten weeks through December 11.  Writers may submit up to ten pages over the course of ten weeks. If accepted into the class, please register by calling the JCC at (646) 505-5708.

Writing Our Stories NYC Thursdays @ West 57th Street 12:00-2:00 p.m. Open. Class begins Thursday, September 6 and runs ten weeks through November 8. Writers may submit up to 35 pages over the course of ten weeks.



I’m thrilled to share that so many of my writing students  have been publishing their work. Congratulations to E.B. Axelrod, Susan Berger Ellman, Ruth Carmel, Kristen Fealy, Roseline Glazer, Laurie Izes, Jeff Lawenda, Voichita Nachescu, Debbie Nathan, Karen Satran and Nora Wong. It has been so satisfying helping these writers get their work written and published!

E. B. Axelrod , Break Fast (Split Lip), Lolly (Cold Creek Review), Strangers (East of the Web)

Susan Berger Ellman, The Hunt  (Ducts.org)

Ruth Carmel, My Big Fat Orthodox Thanksgiving (Alimentum); Why I Write About My Family (TalkingWriting.com); Misdirection (Winner of the 2014 Talking Writing Prize for Advice Writing, TalkingWriting.com); Too Much Information (Ducts.org); Writing Actually is Hard Work (Brevity)

Kristen Fealy, Janice Has a Bad Sex LifeI am a Very Bad PersonThings I Say to My Children, And the Heavens Opened  (The East Hampton Star)

Valerie Feigen, A Taste of Cuba, available April 7, 2018

Roseline Glazer, The Jewish Bride (Writing Raw)

Laurie Izes, The Store (Ducts.org)

Jeff Lawenda, Pathways: Novellas and Stories of New York; Lunch with Louie, Honor Thy Father (Turks Head Review)

Debbie Nathan,  We’ll Be Here All Night (This American Life, radio piece); Fear Itself in the Rio Grande (Atavist.com)

Voichita Nachescu, The Traveling Tomato (Ducts.org)

Karen Satran, Nights (The Yale Review)

Sharon Silver, When Modesty Becomes Trendy: An Orthodox Woman’s Perspective (Tablet)

Jo Varnish, Chasing Shadows (ShortFictionBreak.com), Metamorphosis (101Words.org), Five Minutes (Every Day Fiction)

Nora Wong, Loving My Son, After His Death (The New York Times)