FALL Registration is Open!

Weekly Creative Writing Workshops for Children, Teens & Adults – Fall Session runs from September 24 – December 15

~ beginners to advanced ~

~ a full line-up of classes in fiction, memoir, poetry and much more ~

~ NEW this Fall for Adults:

Start Writing for Teens & Tweens in South Orange
The Poets Circle in Morristown
Beginning Your Novel – MORNING Session in Summit
Revising Your Manuscript comes to Summit

~ plus ~

Kids & Teen classes return to Montclair
Stranger Than Fiction for middle schoolers in Morristown

Workshops in these New Jersey locations: SUMMIT | MAPLEWOOD | SOUTH ORANGE | MONTCLAIR | MORRISTOWN

Register Today

2018 SPEAKER SERIES – Next up…

Less Stress College Essays

with author and educator Sarah Lyman Kravits

Writing a college essay can be the most stressful part of the application process. And 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.

Author/educator Sarah Lyman Kravits brings over 20 years of experience writing about and coaching high school and college students on their careers. She is the co-author of The Career Tool Kitand the Keys to Success series which is published by Pearson Education and used at colleges around the nation.

September 29-30

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ


(Ask about our Teen Writers Circle student discount.)

Secret Treasures of The Met

An Adventure in Ekphrastic Writing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

led by TWC’s Directors and Art Historian Dorothy Kelly

Sunday, October 14 1-4 PM
Meet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 81st Street and 5th Avenue, NYC at 12:45 PM

Join The Writers Circle’s very first field trip especially for adults. We’ll meet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore some of the lesser known nooks and crannies of the museum, under the thoughtful guidance of Art Historian Dorothy Kelly. As we immerse ourselves in the museum’s collection, we’ll take time for art-inspired writing led by TWC Directors Judith Lindbergh and Michelle Cameron. Come explore one of our favorite places on earth and discover the beauty and inspiration of the Met’s secret treasures!

$75 (includes Museum fee)


Need Time to JUST WRITE?

Join us for


November 9-11

at St. Marguerite’s Retreat House, Mendham, NJ

Join a congenial group of writers amidst acres of wooded scenery. Enjoy healthy meals, snacks and, most important, plenty of quiet time to spend with your thoughts, memories and characters. Spark your creativity with small breakout sessions and share your writing with your peers. 

Each writer will have a small, private room, sharing communal bathrooms. Linen and bedding is supplied.

Arrive Friday after 4PM.  Head home Sunday after lunch.

Spaces are limited!

Register Today

Memories of the SUMMER INTENSIVE 2018 

The summer is OVER, but the Intensives live on in words and pictures.

Check out our 2018 Summer Intensive Photo Recap.

And be sure to read these young writers words in the latest issue of The Writers Circle Journal!










It’s time to get ready for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!

Prisha Mehta, 2018 National Gold Medal winner
TWC student Prisha Mehta, 2018 National Gold Medal winner in Short Story category
Olivia Bishop, 2018 National Gold Medal winner
TWC Student Olivia Bishop, 2018 National Gold Medal winner in Short Story category

Every year since 2013, The Writers Circle has sponsored teen writers entering the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  This national competition draws tens of thousands of submissions and bestows both regional and national honors.  We’ve been thrilled to cheer for our four national gold medalists in the five years our students have participated.  And we look forward to cheering on many more!

This year’s submission deadline is December 5.  Students must first create an account, then select their Writers Circle instructor as their educator.  We work closely with all our students to polish their writing before they submit.  Any teen student who has taken our workshops during 2018, including the Summer Intensives, is invited to submit through our sponsorship.  Any recent teen student who is not currently enrolled may contact us to discuss submitting their work through TWC.

Students should share their work to their TWC instructor no later than November 10.  That’ll give us time to respond, and students time to revise.

Full information is available on the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website, including how to enter and specific details about submission requirements for the New Jersey Writing Region.

So, teens, we’re challenging each of you to GET WRITING!