Children's Classes
   WINTER Registration is OPEN!
       Weekly classes for all ages!
Adult Classes
  WINTER Registration is OPEN!
       Fiction, memoir, poetry & more!
Summer Writing Intensives
  See what happens when brilliant
       young minds meet!
The Writers Circle Shop featuring Story Magic Creativity Decks
   Introducing STORY MAGIC
        Idea Sparking Creativity Decks
About The Writers Circle

Our winter session runs from January 12 until March 28 with weekly workshops for children and adults that inspire, support and encourage.

New, or returning to the schedule after a brief absence:



Plus our full lineup of workshops for writers at every stage and age. Don't miss out

Register Today!

The Writers Circle is turning FIVE years old!

In January 2015, The Writers Circle will celebrate its fifth anniversary.

We're preparing a full "History of The Writers Circle" along with our website redesign, coming soon. Meanwhile, check out how our look has evolved over the years:

old postcard
TWC Original Postcard, circa 2010

2012 postcard
TWC Postcard 2012

2014 postcard
TWC Postcard 2014

Speaker Series & Events
TWC's 2014-15 Speaker Series
Coming in March...
Publishing Matchmakers
an open discussion with Literary Agents
Liza Dawson, Tamar Rydzinski & Marietta B. Zacker

The right agent can make the difference between publication and languishing in obscurity. Through their carefully honed relationships, these publishing professionals can open doors and help you create a writing career. But first you have to find the perfect match for your work - someone who will "fall in love" with your writing. Learn what attracts agents, what turns them off, and how to better your matchmaking chances in this panel discussion that you've all been clamoring for!

March 8, 2015
2:00-4:00 PM
at MONDO, 426 Springfield Ave.
Summit, NJ

Missed Brendan Deneen at TWC on November 9?


Never fear, our recap is here!

The Writers Circle Summer Creative Writing Intensives 2015

The Writers Circle is already planning a fantastic new summer program with lots of great instructors, guests and much more. Full details to come, but save the dates!

  • Week 1: July 27 - July 31
  • Week 2: August 3 - August 7
  • Week 3: August 10 - August 14
TWC News

Nov. 24-30

No classes this week!

While you're feasting, enjoy some Thanksgiving Thoughts for Writers
from the TWC Blog.

We'll be back to our usual schedule starting Monday, December 1.

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

The Writers Circle Journal is now open for submission!


We are now accepting submissions for the next issue of The Writers Circle Journal Online. We’re looking for the very best work from both our youth and adult writers.

Visit our submission guidelines to learn more and to submit!

The Writers Circle sponsors students for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2015

TWC is sponsoring our youth writers for the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These annual awards for students in grades 7-12 provide regional and national recognition as well as $10 million in scholarships. Last year, several TWC students won regional awards and we sponsored our very first national gold medal winner, teen student Colleen Risavy!

Students should speak with their TWC instructors to polish their work before submitting. Leave plenty of time for revising!

Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity.

Creative Writing at The Writers Circle
for children
our innovative approach uses movement, music, role-playing, tactile observation and group dynamics to actively engage children in the creative experience of writing.
for adults
morning and evening classes, mixed genre and specialized workshops. Ongoing critique, community and inspiration move each writer toward their own best work.
TWC's instructors are all professionals who know their way around words.

Locations in South Orange, Summit and Maplewood, NJ:

Sparkhouse Studio
19 Scotland Road
South Orange, NJ

mondo MONDO-Summit
426 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
St. George's Episcopal Church
550 Ridgewood Road
Maplewood, NJ