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Judith Hertog

Instructor Consultant


About Judith

Judith Hertog is an essayist, journalist, memoirist, teacher, and storyteller. She grew up in Amsterdam but after some wandering around the world, ended up living in Vermont with her family. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Longreads, The Sun, Hotel Amerika, Crab Orchard Review, Tablet, Tricycle and many others. She has published journalistic articles on topics ranging from Buddhist politics to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Currently she is working on a non-fiction book that combines investigative journalism with a personal travel narrative. Her teaching career started as an English-as-a-Foreign-Language teacher in Taiwan, where her favorite course was a creative writing course for non-native English writers. She has many years of experience teaching creative and academic college writing, creative writing for teenagers, and memoir writing for adults. She also teaches writing and story telling in correctional facilities in New Hampshire. Although Judith has terrible stage fright, she performs as a storyteller to life audiences and can be found as a storyteller on the Risk! podcast. She finds that writing can be a lonely activity and that oral story telling is a great way to establish a direct connection with an audience. She now organizes a bi-monthly story circle in her community to bring people together. Judith believes it is a basic human need to share our stories. Judith completed her high school diploma in Amsterdam, her BA at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, MA degrees in Journalism and in TESOL at Indiana University, and an MFA in Creative Writing at Bennington College. She loves studying, but decided she now has enough degrees for one lifetime.


  • Essay
  • Literary Journalism
  • Memoir
  • Non-Fiction

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Consulting Services

  • Manuscript Review
  • Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Remote Sessions
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Rate: $100/hour

Judith's Works

  • Against Romance

    A short essay against Valentine's Day in the New York Times

    Type: Article

  • Cowards and Accomplices

    A personal essay in Longreads that deals with one's ethical responsibility to the world.

    Type: Article