Become a Buddha-killer in L.A.

KtB contributor Gordon Haber will be offering a crash course in religion writing this Fall. For those of you in the L.A. area, it’s sure to be the perfect chance to hone just the kinds of skills that we treasure so much here at KtB. It’s a great service Gordon is doing. If you’re able, take him up on it.

Here’s the data from Gordon:


WHAT IT IS: A six-week workshop that uses writing exercises and class discussion to help you explore, define, and most importantly write about religion and/or spirituality.  The emphasis is on tolerance, support, and intellectual inquiry.  The goal is to help you create a particular piece.

WHAT IT IS NOT: An attempt to indoctrinate or proselytize for any particular religion (or religion at all, for that matter).

WHO IT IS FOR: Writers of any genre, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, and TV.  Writers looking to delve into their own faith or lack thereof.  Writers looking to create or finish a piece with a religious theme.

THE DETAILS: Wednesday evenings, 10/7 to 11/11, 7-9pm, at the Brewery in downtown L.A. Cost: $350.  For more detailed information call Gordon at 917-513-9009 or write to

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Gordon Haber’s fiction, criticism, and journalism has appeared in The Forward, Killing the Buddha, Zeek, the Nebraska Review, and Heeb Magazine.  Gordon has taught writing at Columbia University, LaGuardia College, and NYU. His awards include a Fulbright Fellowship, a Pushcart Nomination, and a residency at the MacDowell Colony. He has an MFA in writing from Columbia University.