Our winter session has workshops for all ages, at all skill levels, and in practically every literary genre you can think of.
Due to the Omicron variant’s increased infection rate, we are shifting to fully virtual instruction for the first month of the Winter session for all our in-person and hybrid classes. We will reassess as the situation evolves and hope to return to in-person classes by March.
Creative Writing is a great escape for Kids, Tweens & Teens:
- Screenwriting – Tuesday nights with Allie Dvorin – You don’t have to live in Hollywood to develop a great idea for the big screen.
- Exploring Poetry – Monday nights with Jared Harel – If you’re inspired by Amanda Gorman, Billy Collins, Joy Harjo, or Emily Dickinson, discover your poetic voice in this generative workshop.
- Creating KidLit – Thursday nights with Mike Allegra – Whether you’re thinking of a picture book, chapter book, or middle-grade novel, learn how to write for young readers from a kid-lit pro.
*The Writers Circle reserves the right to shift any in-person or hybrid program to virtual instruction based on the health and safety recommendations of the CDC, WHO, the State of New Jersey, or other authorities or involved parties.
February 27 @ 2PM
The writer’s life is full of challenges. Rejection. Envy. Perfectionism. The need to keep faith with one’s work even as it loses its old focus and develops a new one. Success in writing depends, for most mortals, on possessing a combination of talent and psychological fortitude. This workshop will focus on how you can cultivate the strength to weather setbacks and to discover, in the struggles, the seeds of new habits that can help you continue forward.
Bonnie Friedman is the author of the bestselling Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life (HarperCollins) currently in its 28th printing, and recently named one of the eleven “Essential Books for Writing” by The Center for Fiction and one of “The Best Books for Writers” by Poets & Writers.
See our full 2022 Events schedule and
2022 will be our 10th season of the
Summer Creative Writing Intensives for Teens who LOVE to Write!
It’s hard to believe we’ve been running the Summer Intensives for nearly ten years, but numbers don’t lie. Our teens have astounded us annually with their imaginations, passion, and wordsmithery. Here’s just a glimpse of all the fun and creativity we’ve had:
Our premiere program for teens who LOVE to write is heading back to Drew University in 2022. Join us for inspiring new workshops, returning favorites, and all the wild Wednesday Literary Adventures that make this program the highlight of The Writers Circle’s year.
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Our social media is a great resource for our writing community and beyond. Looking for writing prompts? Check out our creativity sparkers on Mondays and (for the kids) on Fridays. Need some inspiration to keep going? We bring you writerly wisdom from fabulous authors every Wednesday.