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London School of Jewish Studies


(Ongoing Event)


nominated by: Eve Grubin

A seven-week course bringing Biblical stories to your creative writing

We begin with a class in the essential elements of the craft of poetry. Then we will write poems that draw on biblical narratives and characters. For inspiration, we will look carefully at poems that come out of classic Jewish texts and learn how the poets (such as Emily Dickinson, Marie Howe, Robert Frost, Ben Jonson, Yehuda Amichai, Jean Valentine, Dan Pagis, Langston Hughes, and others) wove familiar stories and words into fresh and genuine work.

We will write poems from the perspective of biblical characters, re-imagine well-known narratives in our poems, and write lyrics based on prompts from biblical language. In addition to doing
writing exercises in class, we will formally workshop student poems. All are welcome.

Eve Grubin was born and raised in New York City. She is the author of Morning Prayer (2006) and is the Poetry editor of Lyric Poetry Review. Her poems have appeared in many journals including The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, Conjunctions, Pleiades and The Virginia Quarterly Review. She has lectured at The New School University and the City College of New York.

Eve was a fellow at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education and studied at Midreshet Rachel in Jerusalem. She has a BA from Smith College, an MA from The Bread Loaf School of English, and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Morning and evening study options:

10am to 12pm and 8pm to 10pm

Seven Mondays

25 January to 22 March 2010
(no classes on 15 Feb. & 8 March)

Course fee: £75

Contact Information

name: Eve Grubin
phone: 07885774787
email: evegrubin@gmail.com
website: www.lsjs.ac.uk/programmes.asp?submID=368

venue: London School of Jewish Studies
44a Albert Road



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