Living in a different country, in a foreign society, forces us to deal with a variety of issues. It begins with the mundane and bureaucratic, continues with the dialogue between the foreign and familiar and goes deeper into questions related to national, cultural and personal identity. The language with which we speak and write plays an essential part in this process.
In Itamar Orlev´s and Mati Shemoelof’s writing workshop we will try to examine different aspects of our status as foreigners and Hebrew writers in Berlin through weekly writing exercises; we will try to understand how these can create a fertile ground for creation. At the same time, we will discuss literary texts from the past and present that touch on diverse dimensions of the encounter between art and immigration.
This is an opportunity to learn from two teachers with different perspectives and a rich and diverse writing experience, who will try to help you exact and develop the important elements in writing prose while focusing on the creative opportunities offered in Berlin. 13 sessions, up to 10 participants. Soon will open a new one and will updated the details.