Presented by: Beth Tzedec Congregation and The Holy Blossom Centre for Contemporary Jewish Literature
Writing Short Stories
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Holy Blossom
Do you have a story hidden in your drawer? Have you always thought about writing one? Nick Mount, the fiction editor for Walrus Magazine will discuss the form and potential of the short story genre. He’ll touch on shape and structure, narrative perspective and characterization, and for those who wish it, he will evaluate the first pages of your written stories.
Writing Memoir and Ethical Wills
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location Beth Tzedec
Whether a formal memoir—a careful act of literary construction – or an informal family history, written for your children and your grandchildren, writing memoir is a uniquely satisfying experience. Award-winning writer Joe Kertes will guide you in this process and offer help with your ethical will, a very Jewish document designed to pass ethical values from one generation to the next.
How to Get Published
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location Holy Blossom
Cynthia Good, former publisher of Penguin Books will provide an insider’s guide into how to get your book published – whether traditionally or self-published. She’ll provide background on the industry today, talk about what people are reading, and help you write the all-important query letter.