Creative Writing in Israel

If you have the new Poets & Writers magazine on hand (the November-December issue), please turn to page 155. You’ll see there an advertisement that caught my attention right away.

It’s an ad for “Creative Writing in Israel,” specifically, for The Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University. I’m not necessarily in the market for another graduate degree in creative writing at the moment, but especially after my not-so-good experience in the program I did attend, the idea of studying writing in Israel, in a program emphasizing “Creative texts/Jewish contexts,” is enormously appealing.

So I’ve written to the program coordinator to find out more about any conferences/short-term opportunities that might be available. And I’d love to hear from anyone who might know about other (again, short-term) writing programs in Israel. Please comment here at the blog!

2 thoughts on “Creative Writing in Israel

  1. Sage says:

    Wow. I’d love to hear what you learn. Sounds fascinating!

  2. Erika D. says:

    Thanks for the comment, Sage. I heard back from the coordinator today. She said that they’re planning a spring 2008 conference on the Bible and the Literary Imagination (it will take place right after Passover). She also promised to put me on their mailing list, so I hope to hear more in the not too distant future.

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