This blog's site statistics reveal that a number of people find their way to My Machberet because they're searching for information on creative writing in Israel. Which makes me especially pleased to introduce you to Gila Green, a writer who grew up in Canada and moved to Israel in 1994. She holds an MA in English Literature, with a major in Creative Writing, from Bar Ilan University, and has published work in multiple genres (including a number of short stories).
Gila's blog will tell you lots more about her writing, and it will also fill you in on her workshops and lectures for creative writers. (In an e-mail, Gila told me that she has a particular interest in "bridging the gap I see between religious and non-religious writers.")
I'm going to be visiting her blog frequently. You may want to, as well.