Writing and Reading, Writing and Reading: A Jewish Tradition

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You are a writer! You have a story to tell, and you are the best person in the world to tell and write that story.

birthday-cake 8 - 13 year olds
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Available Times

Date and Time


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October 6 - 27, weekly on Thursdays
7:00 PM ET - 8:00 PM ET
Show all 4 meetings
$ 80.00
10 spots

Course Details


You … yes you, right there, reading this: your kiddo is a writer!

Each person has a story to tell, and your kiddo is the best person in the world to tell and write that story. One great way to learn to write stories is to read, and in this class, we’re going to write like readers — noticing and naming what we react to when we read, and learning to use those same tools to write our own stories - all through a Jewish lens! 

In this class, learners will come in ready to read, ready to write, and will come out of the class having learned and created some writing of their own!

Class 1: Writing Craft

-Notice and name what you react to when you read

-Learn different tools of the writing craft so you can use them any time

-Start writing your story


Class 2: Writing Workshop

-Use the tools you’ve learned to revise the draft of your story

-Workshop your writing as a group


Class 3/4: Revising Your Writing

-Workshop your writing as a group

-Revise your writing based on feedback


In this class, we will be reading and writing. If it's possible, have a quiet space where you can concentrate.
Supply List

Writing materials: computer access OR notebook and pen or pencil

Reading materials: a favorite book, poem, story, article; or something you are currently enjoying reading.

Access to Google Drive so that our class can share written work for work shopping.


Susie Berg she/her
Susie Berg
Susie Berg is a writer, a writing teacher, and a consultant in diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections (How to Get Over Yourself, and All This Blood, both from Piquant Press) and three poetry chapbooks, and is writing a middle-grade novel series about the b'nai mitzvah years. She teaches writing to learners of all ages, from campers at the URJ Six Points Creative Arts Academy, to newcomer teens through the Koffler Centre in Toronto, Ontario, to physicians bringing storytelling into clinical and teaching medical practices. Susie believes that everyone has a story to tell, and each of us is the best person to tell our story.