Celebrating the Written Word

Summer adult classes are here! Take advantage of those long, sunny days for inspiration and writing!

Offering 4, 5 and 6-week workshops.

Great summer choices:

Where Do I Begin? | Summer Writing Book Club | Creating Kid Lit | Romancing the Novel | Humor | Writing Short Stories & Flash Fiction and much more!

See our full schedule and register!

Special Events: NEXT UP!

Book Launch: AKMARAL by Founder/Director Judith Lindbergh

Thursday, May 9, 2024, 6:30 PM at the Millburn Public Library, Millburn, NJ

AKMARAL: a nomad woman warrior of the ancient Asian steppes must make peace with making war

From the author of THE THRALL’S TALE, praised by Pulitzer Prize winners Geraldine Brooks and Robert Olen Butler, comes a tale inspired by Greek legends of Amazon women warriors and modern archaeological discoveries.

Judith will be in conversation with Art Historian and President of Friends of the Millburn Library Dorothy Kelly with live music provided by Cooper Davis & Friends.

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is greatly appreciated!



Spring Mini-Retreat

May 19 at Lord Stirling Park, Basking Ridge, NJ

Get inspired by the beauty of spring with our one-day retreat in a truly magical new setting. Write in the comfort of the Environmental Education Center overlooking placid Branta Pond. Take nature walks to inspire your writing. Join us for creativity sparking prompts, meditation, and much more!

Get away from the suburban hubbub and dedicate a day to your writing!


Summer Is Just Months Away!

Register now for our Teen Summer Intensives and WordSMASH mini-camps for 3rd to 7th graders.

2024 Summer Creative Writing Intensives

for Teens Who LOVE to Write

~ now in our 12th season ~

Week 1: July 15-19 Week 2: July 22-26 Week 3: July 29-August 2

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

For teens who love to write, The Writers Circle’s Summer Creative Writing Intensive is the perfect place to hone their craft. Students will develop their voices and writing ideas in a generous, creative environment with professional authors as instructors. Each week they’ll choose from two different genres to focus on – fiction, poetry, sci-fi/fantasy, memoir, and more. They’ll focus on their own writing projects as well as new work inspired by creative exercises and prompts. They’ll receive supportive, constructive feedback from instructors and peers. Literary inter-activities and adventures, and a reading on Friday will round out the week. They’ll also have the chance to submit their work for publication in The Writers Circle’s online journal.


The Writers Circle is a Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarship Program partner.


WordSMASH 2024 Is Live!

Registration is open for our creative writing mini-camp for Grades 3-5 and 6-7 

Our two-hour per afternoon, week-long program is chock-full of writing games, wacky prompts, and time to sink into a favorite book just to read! Seasoned writers will be challenged by story starters unlike anything they’ve seen in school. Reluctant writers will find TWC’s interactive games and prompts an irresistible invitation to start creating. Our collaborative, energetic environment will lay the foundation for kids to let loose and let the words flow.

We have programs in Morristown, Summit, and South Orange, NJ, plus virtual options for kids writing across town or around the country!