by Susan Schnur

Jewish Women’s Writing Groups

What We Write and Talk About In a (Shared) Room of Our Own

In the rapid-fire world we live in, more and more people are desperate for contemplative experience. Yoga and meditation, the slow-food movement, eco-living — all are drawing women in. Even more popular is writing: especially memoir. From San Francisco to Atlanta, workshops are proliferating, and they’re packed with Jewish women. A lot of us seem to love writing about our lives as a means of thinking about, integrating and making sense (and art) of our experience. In shared rooms of our own we are thriving… and accomplishing a lot: writers’ groups not only give us intelligent, empathic readers and friends of similar kidney, but deadlines, too — a gift not to be underestimated by dreamy procrastinators.

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Jewish Women’s Writing Groups

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by Karen Propp

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Jewish Text Comes First… then Adrienne Rich

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