Tell Your Sephardi-Mizrahi Story
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.
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.
Next Online Writing Class offered through WOW-WomenonWriting
AUTOFICTION WORKSHOP: Exploring Hybrid Writing
START DATE: Sunday, May 9, 2021
END DATE: Sunday, June 13, 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.
Ready to join me? Email Marcia & Angela at: