Midrash is the Hebrew tradition of re-interpreting and re-visioning our guiding myths and messages to foster greater meaning, freedom, and authenticity. This practice is rooted in the understanding that the Torah, a holy book in Judaism, “….is a tree of life, and a tree can stay alive only if it grows,” explains writer Alicia Ostriker. We’ll look at and write from new angles about guiding myths and narratives in our lives through innovative writing prompts, discussion, humor, and insights that lead you into poetry, fiction, songs. In the process, find new branches and blossoms into who you are, how you live, and how you can help your community re-vision their stories. This workshop — which runs from 2-4 p.m. — is based on Caryn’s new novel, Miriam’s Well: A Modern Day Exodus.
After the workshop there will be a 30 minute reception with refreshments and time to mingle with fellow workshop participants and the writer. We will then settle in for a reading with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg followed by an open mic of writing from the workshop participants.
Members $40 (For Writers Place members, type "Member" in the promo code area at check out to receive the member discount)