Workshops and Events

Zahara Heckscher is a passionate public speaker and offers content rich, interactive, empowering workshops on a variety of topics.

Scheduling Workshops and Events

Contact BookZahara@gmail.com for information on the following:

  • The Art of International Learning Service: How to Find an Effective Volunteer Experience that Matches your Values, Timeline, Interests, and Budget
  • The Poetry Game (English, Yiddish, and Arabic workshops available; all suitable for English speakers ages 11 and up) More info at PoetryGame.org

Zahara has presented at dozens of universities, from Duke to UC Berkeley, and at conferences including Building Bridges Coalition in Washington, DC and SOS International in London.

Contact her for rates, dates, and ideas for your school or group. BookZahara at GMAIL.com

Upcoming Events

 

The Yiddish Poetry Game
March 29,  2017, Adas Israel in DC
Jewish Study Center

The Poetry Game and other workshops
Check for upcoming dates: Writer.org

The Poetry Game for Seniors
First Friday of every month
Iona Senior Services

Past Events (Partial listing)

 Annual Latke Hamentashen Debate
Latke Superiority and the Meaning of Whiteness:
Questioning the Moral Legitimacy of Privileging Potato Pancakes in an Age of Resurgent White Supremacy
March 8, 2017,  at Adas Israel

The Yiddish Poetry Game at the Great Yiddish Writers Festival
Sunday March 19, in Rockville, Maryland

Yiddish Poetry Game, Training for Trainers
Jewish Study Center, Feb 2016
Sponsored by Havurah Institute Innovation Fund

Arabic Poetry Game
University of Maryland, December, 2016

World Cancer Day Access to Cancer Medicines Rally
Feb 4, 2016, 3:30-6:00 pm
950 F ST NW Washington DC
https://www.facebook.com/events/1720323931532541/ 

Ask an Agent
Monday, 6:30 March 7, 2016, Writer’s Center, Bethesda
Ask an Agent

Writing Staycation (Week long Writing Retreat) 
March 21-25, Writer’s Center, Bethesda
Writing Staycation

The Poetry Game 
April 7, 2016
Details: https://playpoetrygame.wordpress.com/

Yiddish Poetry Game at the Havurah Institute
August, 2015

Women Walking on Water: An Adventure in Paddle Boarding, Coaching and Sisterhood
June 13, 2105

Writing Staycation (Week long Writing Retreat) 
June 8-12 2015, Writer’s Center, Bethesda

Writing Staycation (Week long Writing Retreat) 
November 10-14, 2014, Writer’s Center, Bethesda

Writing for Social Entrepreneurs, Fall, 2014
For-Credit semester class at the University of Maryland in College Park

Writing Staycation (Week long Writing Retreat) 
June 9-13, 2014, Writer’s Center, Bethesda
Details

What’s Wrong with this Picture? From International Volunteering to Learning Service
CUNY
May 9, 2014

The Yiddish Poetry Game
Jewish Study Center, Washington, DC
April 23, 2014
Details

Inventing and Creating a Poetry Game
University of Maryland, College Park
January, 2014

Writing for Social Entrepreneurs, Fall 2013, Spring 2014
For-Credit semester class at the University of Maryland in College Park

Advising Students on Work Abroad
June 12, 2013 SUNY

Writing for Nonprofits
June 15, 2013 Wesleyan Writers Conference, Middletown, CT

Writing Staycation (Week long Writing Retreat) 
June 24-28, 2013, Writer’s Center, Bethesda
June Staycation

The Poetry Game
May 18, Washington, DC

Service Learning, Reflection, and Metacognition
May 6, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, UMD 2115 Tawes Hall, University of Maryland, College Park

Writing Staycation (Week long Writing Retreat) 
7 Past Workshops (2011 to present) Writer’s Center, Bethesda

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