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The Personal Narrative post Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Alana Joblin Ain

Interactive, Text & Thought

Has writing your own story become increasing challenging since your bar or bat mitzvah speech? Looking at the work of Jewish writers, we will discuss how, as adults, we approach creative nonfiction, drawing on our own life experience to produce meaningful narratives.

Alana Joblin Ain

Alana Joblin Ain moved to NYC after graduating Oberlin College. She worked for several years at United Jewish Communities, before earning an MFA in poetry at Hunter College, where she currently teaches creative writing and literature. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Quarterly West, Crab Orchard Review, and RealPoetik. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Daniel Ain, a rabbi.

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