Session runs: September 25 – December 19
Out of an abundance of caution regarding the pandemic and because of damage from Hurricane Ida at several of our locations, we’re continuing to work on Zoom this fall. But we promise, our online classes are awesome!
- Beginning Your Novel
- Short Story Writing
- Saturday Craft/Workshop
- Exploring Poetry
- Creating KidLit
- Tarot for Fiction Writers
- Publishing Boot Camp
- and much more!
Our classes for kids, tweens, and teens are on weekdays, Saturdays, and now Sundays, too! Check out:
- Story Magic (3-5 grades)
- Out of this World (4-6 grades)
- Tween Writers Circles (6-8 grades)
- Teen Writers Circles (9-12 grades)
Plus these specialty classes for teens and adults:
- Horror & Dark Matters (8th-12th graders)
- Screenwriting (for ages 16+ and adults)
- On the Case: Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction (for ages 16+ and adults)
Celebrating the 2021 Summer Creative Writing Intensives
2021 was quite a summer! The first time back in-person since the beginning of the pandemic. The first time back on campus at Drew University since 2019. The first time working with hybrid students. There were many firsts at the 2021 Summer Creative Writing Intensives and, boy, was it breathtaking in more ways than one. Check out all the creativity, companionship, collaboration, and fun we had in our 2021 Summer Creative Writing Intensive Photo Essay.
Creativity is the boldness to make something magnificent out of practically nothing. That is what is represented in this selection of brilliant work written by our talented teen writers during the 2021 Summer Creative Writing Intensives. Read these young writers’ words and listen to their thoughts in The Writers Circle Journal: The Writer UNMasked. They are our future and, trust us, they have much to say.
Less Stress College Essay is BACK!
Writing a college essay can be the most stressful part of the application process, especially for students who don’t consider themselves “good writers.” While a little stress can motivate and energize, too much can turn this necessary task into paralyzing agony. Each half-day workshop will guide students toward a draft of their college essays while introducing them to stress reduction techniques that will ease them through the college application process. Students will brainstorm for an engaging topic that fulfills one of the 2016 essay prompts, then develop a working draft that fits the Common App requirements. Writing is rewriting, and there will still be work to do, but students will be way ahead of the game with their draft underway and with a few stress-relieving strategies.
Session taught by the fantastic Sarah Lyman Kravits.
Follow us on Social Media
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.