Previous Workshops & Explorations:
In this 8 week film lab, we will take a journey through experimental film and draw inspiration from the filmmakers' innovative approaches for our own writing. Come write through the experimental, underground and avant-garde films you love / never heard of / or that you've always wanted to watch but never dared ...
In this writing lab, we delve into what is traditionally rejected or cast off. Making art out of refuse, laying bare the blemishes, the imperfections. The mess. Everything that makes us and our writing so human and alive.
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This is an invitation to an experiment, in which we approach writing sex as entering unknown territory.
Through our experiments in reading texts, watching scenes, and writing exercises, we will explore, deconstruct, and re-envision the sex scene.
For more information on what this workshop is all about, read some behind-the-scenes notes HERE.
An online writing workshop in which we mine materials that haunt us, our bodies, our lives, our memories, our cities, our times, our texts, & explore new forms to express our hauntedness.
AMITAL STERN writes film, theater, and hybrid work in Jerusalem. Her plays have been performed at the Theatronetto Festival, the Jerusalem Fringe Festival, the Arab-Israeli Theater and more. Her work has recently appeared in Guernica, Elderly, and Best American Experimental Writing 2020. You can read some of her writing here & here.
Testimonials from previous workshops:
'Amital’s conception of what we were doing together, and how to write about sex, was transformational… Amital’s sequence of writing exercises made me realize that writing about sex was writing about our life and death force, and breaking taboos about what you could write about transformed every part of my writing that day, and I have continued to mull over these insights over the past month. I’m inspired by Amital’s sense of urgency about reading and writing, and their transformational effect.'
'Amital began each session with a range of texts and images, drawn from many genres and worlds, for us to engage with and to prompt us into our own writing. Along with making for rich reading and conversation, this did the work of creating a writing space which was expansive and free of judgment, where I felt safe to experiment with my own writing style and to explore my thoughts, wherever they may go. Amital's experience and her entirely accepting presence created a tone where it became easy for all of us to jump in, cover a lot of ground and go deep in a relatively short amount of time. It was one of the most original and enriching writing workshops I've ever taken part in, and would welcome the opportunity to do another one with her.'