Sense Writing NYC Comes to Israel in June. Register by May 18 and save 75 NIS for each class.

Re-imagine writing as a sensual and intellectual process to unlock your voice.


Explore the connections between thought, movement, and imagination and melt stubborn creative blocks.

Bypass anxiety and discover ease in all stages of writing, including rewriting.

Leave with specific guidelines and products to bring the practice home.

 
 

What is Sense Writing?

Sense Writing is a ground-breaking approach to creative writing that works with training your brain to find flow and melt stubborn creative blocks. Combining accessible writing and movement sequences, Sense Writing has helped hundreds of people around the world— non-writers and writers— get to the core of their writing craft.

Organized in three levels, Sense Writing starts with Sense Writing I: Memory, Life Stories, and Fiction, and continues with Sense Writing II & III. And now, when you sign up for any Sense Writing workshop, you receive an exclusive Sense Writing Training© recording, so you can bring the practice home. Register below with a 200 NIS deposit.


 

What the Community is Saying

  • Kent’s Sense Writing workshop challenged struggle’s worth and reminded me of the original impulse that led me to make my life about writing.
    — Elephant Journal
  • Once I experienced this flow, I understood what my friend meant when she said Sense Writing changed everything for her.
    — Iva Radivojevic, Filmmaker, Guggenheim Recipient
  • The Sense Writing workshops access a profundity that other writing workshops have rarely attained at this level.
    — Raluca Albu, Current MFA Candidate, Columbia University
  • Okay, what's a less dramatic way of telling you that this class has changed my life?
    — Olga Kreimer, Yoga Teacher and Current M.A. Candidate, University of Montana Journalism School

 Teacher & Developer

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All workshops led by Sense Writing's Developer Madelyn Kent, former Lecturer in Creative Writing at NYU and Somatic Educator. Have a question about the classes? Want to speak to a student in Israel who has taken the workshops? Contact Madelyn.


 
Tel Aviv workshops will take place at the Studio at Kedem 131 with a view of the beach pictured here. There will be time built-in to eat and linger by the sea. Plenty of free parking and just a 30-minute bus ride from Carmel market.

Tel Aviv workshops will take place at the Studio at Kedem 131 with a view of the beach pictured here. There will be time built-in to eat and linger by the sea. Plenty of free parking and just a 30-minute bus ride from Carmel market.

 

Sense Writing I: Memory, Life Stories, and Fiction (Tel Aviv)

A 2-day Writing Workshop 8 & 9 June (Thursday & Friday)

For everyone. The first step into an approach designed to spark your curiosity about your own creative process, Sense Writing I is a prerequisite for all other workshops.

Discover your love of writing, whether you’re a beginner or a long-time writer struggling with a creative block. 

In a supportive environment that integrates accessible physical and writing exercises, you will learn to calm your nervous system, find lightness in your body, and mine your imagination, all while connecting to the core of your craft. Sense Writing frees you from the thoughts you think you “should” be thinking so you learn to create without anxiety. 

  • Work with the nervous system to interrupt body and language patterns that inhibit writing
  • Find pleasure in all the stages of writing
  • Refine your craft
  • Complete two pieces of memoir and/or fiction.

Includes written feedback of your work by Madelyn. 

Dates: Thursday, 8 June, 18:45- 21:45 & Friday, 9 June,10:00-15:30

Location: Studio at Kedem 131, Jaffa

All workshop fees include a Sense Writing Training© recording designed to help you continue the practice at home. See below for details.


Sense Writing II: Making Connections (Tel Aviv)

A 3-session Workshop 13, 20 & 23 June (Tuesdays)

Open to those who have taken Sense Writing I.

In this workshop, you will learn how to sustain larger pieces-- without struggle. By working deeply with the first two principles of Sense Writing:

  • Learn to listen to and expand your own writing by uncovering connections within your work
  • Identify and develop the inherent elements of craft that are forming within your writing
  • Clarify your creative goals and work towards them effectively and with ease in and out of the classroom.

Writers will complete 2-3 stories of non-fiction, fiction, or both. If they haven't yet, by the end of Sense Writing II, participants will have landed on a specific project. This class prepares students for Sense Writing III: The Workshop, where writers will be working toward a larger piece (a novel, collection of stories, play, or screenplay) in their chosen genre.

Dates: Tuesday evenings, 13 & 20 June, 18:45- 21:45, and Friday, 23 June 10:00-15:30

Location: Studio at Kedem 131, Jaffa

All workshop fees include a Sense Writing Training© recording designed to help you continue the practice at home. See below for details.


Sense Writing III: The Workshop (Tel Aviv)

A 4-session Workshop 11, 18, 25, 30 June (Sundays)

Course Description: A repeating workshop, open to those who have already participated in Sense Writing III or have completed Sense Writing II.

Now that you have the practice in your bones, this workshop allows you to spiral through all four principles of Sense Writing while working towards larger pieces without feeling over-whelmed. The series is designed so that by the end of your first iteration of Sense Writing III, you will be working towards a collection of shorter works or a longer piece (a book, screenplay, or play) in your chosen genre-- with a sense of ease and trust.  Know where you are going while still remaining open to the process.  Repeat the workshop as often as it fits your creative goals. 

Dates: Sunday evenings, 11, 18, 25, & 28 June, 18:45- 21:45, and Friday, 30 June 10:00-15:30

Location: Jaffa


Sense Writing I: Memory, Life Stories, and Fiction

in Jerusalem

A 2-day Writing Workshop 15 & 16 June

(Please see above for description.)

Dates: Thursday, 15 June, 10:00-14:30 & Friday, 16 June, 10:00-14:30

Location: Beit Hakerem Community Center, Hertzl 137


Register by Credit Card or PayPal

* Pricing: Sense Writing I: 720 NIS, Sense Writing II: 850 NIS, Sense Writing III: 950 NIS

*Workshops fill up, so please register early with a 200 NIS deposit for each class. Deposits are non-refundable, but never expire, which means you can cancel before the first class and use the deposit the next time the workshop is offered. Remainder can be paid in up to two post-dated checks.

* Save 75 NIS on each class if you register by 18 May (Discount is calculated after you pay the deposit).

 *You can pay by any credit card by requesting an invoice (Madelyn@sensewriting.org) or by PayPal below.

Sense Writing I Tel Aviv 720 NIS
Sense Writing II Tel Aviv 850 NIS
Sense Writing III Tel Aviv
Sense Writing I Jerusalem 720 NIS

Upcoming courses:


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Sense Writing I– Los Angeles Coming in July

for more information: Madelyn@sensewriting.org


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Sense Writing I & II – Istanbul May 22-May 27