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The Writers Circle

2017 SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING INTENSIVES
for Teens who love to write!

 

~~~ Registration is Open! ~~~

2017 is our FIFTH YEAR!

Three Week-long Intensives

July 24 - August 11

Great Author-Instructors | Guest Speakers & Special Events

at Drew University!

in Madison, NJ


Want to carpool to the Intensives at Drew? Add your contact information to our carpool board.

 

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three week-long intensives
writing daily, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

 

Week 1: July 24-28
Week 2: July 31-August 4
Week 3: August 7-11


Join us for one, two, or all three weeks!

 

A writer's day at TWC's Summer Intensive:

 

    • 9:00-9:30 Writing Warm-ups (Physical, literary and creative)
    • 9:30-11:00 - Genre #1 workshop with a published author (see below)
    • 11:00-12:30 - Genre #2 workshop with a published author (see below)
    • 12:30-1:30 - Brown bag lunch and time to move and socialize
    • 1:30-2:30 - Free writing and editorial conferences with TWC Directors and Instructors
    • 2:30-3:30 - Guest Speakers and literary activities, plus a Friday Reading for family and friends
    • 3:30 - Pack-up and Pick-up


The program will be capped by a student reading for family and friends each Friday afternoon.

 

2017 Schedule*

Week 1: July 24-28

Week 2: July 31-August 4

Week 3: August 7-11

Morning Workshops**

Monday Guest Speaker:

    • Tor/Forge Publishing Manager Alex Cameron

Tuesday Writers Circle

Wednesday Special Event°

 Morning Workshops**

 Monday Guest Speaker:

    • Writing as Advocacy: Journalist Steph Auteri

 Tuesday Writers Circle Wednesday Special Event°

 Morning Workshops**

 Monday Guest Speaker:

    • Writing for Magazines with Kristen Kemp

Tuesday Writers Circle
Wednesday Special Event°

* Subject to change.
** You will be asked to select TWO genres when registering.                                                                                 
° Late pickup may be required for Wednesday Events.

 

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REQUIREMENTS:

All teens ages 13 and above are welcome to join the Summer Intensives.


12-year-old students may apply by submitting a writing sample in order to attend to ensure that their writing quality and enthusiasm will match the intensity of the program.

EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION
of 2-5 double-spaced pages to info AT writerscircleworkshops.com* BEFORE REGISTERING, PLEASE.

This requirement is waived for all current and past Young Storymaker students ages 12 and over.


                                                                                                                                                                      * replace "AT" with @.

 

 

~~~ Registration is Open! ~~~

2017 is our FIFTH YEAR!

 

Tuition: $595 per week

 

Multi-week discount: Register for more than one week and save 10%.

Sibling discount: Register one or more siblings and save 10% off the second

and additional registrations.

 

 

Want to carpool to the Intensives at Drew? Add your contact information to our carpool board.

 

See what we did in...

2016

SCWI 2015

2015

SCWI 2015

2014

SCWI 2014

2013

SCWI 2013

 

Drew University is ADA compliant. However, Individuals needing disability-related accommodations should contact The Writers Circle at 973-900-0415 at least thirty working days before the program begins so that we can make proper arrangements.

 

REFUND POLICY: Refund Fee $100 per session.  Absolutely no refunds are issued after June 30, 2017 except in the case of medical emergency.

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The Writers Circle
SUMMER WEEKLY WORKSHOPS

with classes in

SOUTH ORANGE | MAPLEWOOD SUMMIT | MONTCLAIR
RIDGEWOOD | MORRISTOWN

 

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About the Summer Intensive

If your Teen loves to write,
The Writers Circle is the perfect place to hone their craft in a generous, creative environment.


This summer, they'll:

  • work with professional authors to develop their voices and writing ideas

  • choose two different genres to focus on each week

  • work on their own writing projects and get personal editorial feedback

  • get supportive, constructive writing critique from instructors and peers

  • submit and publish work in The Writers Circle's online journal

  • spend time examining the writing of peers and masters

Plus they'll meet like-minded young writers from the local area who share their passion!

 

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What STUDENTS THOUGHT:

 

"I have done more and better writing here than I would have in a month of Language Arts in school."

"This is the best camp I’ve ever been in."

"I enjoyed the free writes and found them very valuable."


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What PARENTS THOUGHT:

 

"She especially loves being treated as a serious writer and not as just a little kid. At other writing venues, she's complained that she was "underestimated". Not here, and that has made a big difference
for her."

"The most valuable part was interacting with blazingly talented peers. She is always the best at writing in her normal circles - what a revelation to have other kids who can teach her something!"

"Most valuable: Working with all the amazing teachers and the students that are both supportive and continue to push him to do his best."