Within the strict framework of the academic world, we get used to certain rules of writing which sometimes constrain the soul and the creative mind. As researchers, the creative mind is important to our work when we search for solutions and new ways of thinking and helps us to be flexible within changes and shifts during the research process. Writing gives us the freedom to gaze inwards or outwards Writing is also a muscle of sorts that needs to be used, perhaps with a certain amount of effort at first, but this gets easier with time. Are we not tempted sometimes to hang up a “be back in five minutes” sign and take off to roam around in someone else’s mind? Or to find words for some of our inner processes? This workshop is made up of learning and experiencing a new topic as a tool of creative writing at every meeting. The experience-rich learning process combines different elements from the world of the theater and of storytelling.
The workshop will give participants tools and inspiration to train our writing muscles. We will use material from our lives as sources of inspiration and interest, and we will learn how to transform complex experiences into meaningful stories. Using material from our lives and playing with the borderline between the real and the imagined will allow freedom, playfulness and a rediscovery of ourselves and of our creative muscles. We will also learn how to get out of our minds, and how to create characters, conflicts and places. The workshop is aimed at anyone who feels comfortable writing and also at those who feel that they don’t have anything to say and are made nervous by the sight of an empty page. In further meetings we will have time to write quietly and to practice this new theme, and at the end we will give the participants a stage to read their texts and receive feedback.
Monday, December 7, 2020 19:00-22:00
Monday, December 14, 2020 19:00-22:00
Monday, December 21, 2020 19:00-22:00
Monday, December 28, 2020 19:00-22:00
Monday, January 4, 2021 19:00-22:00
About the Instructor
Inbar Amir specializes in storytelling in a vide variety of venues: academic, business, social and educational, in Israel and abroad. Inbar has background in two worlds: the world of theater and writing, and the world of education and management. In her work, she combines the two and uses tools from the world of theater and writing in her workshops about presentation, communicating with an audience and storytelling. She prepares lecturers for conferences on an individual and group basis, putting an emphasis on making academic content accessible for a broad audience. Inbar works with leading academic institutions in Israel in making research accessible to wide professional audience. She has rich experience working with commercial firms in creating connective stories and works on the seam between the academic world and the business world through innovation greenhouses and accelerators. Inbar leads writing and storytelling workshops in Eshkol Nevo and Orit Gidali’s “home workshops”. Inbar is a scriptwriter, playwriter and director. She was a lecturer at Jaffa and now specializes in training speakers for TEDx events.
Monday, December 12, 2020
Heavy (18 hours)
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