Celebrating the Written Word


2019 Summer Creative Writing Intensives
for Teens Who LOVE to WRITE!

Three Week-long Intensives Writing Daily, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Week 1: July 22-26 – FULL!
Week 2: July 29-August 2
Week 3: August 5-9

at Drew University, Madison, NJ

Now in our 7th year, The Writers Circle’s Summer Creative Writing Intensives are 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 morning workshops – fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, sci-fi/fantasy, 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. Special excursions, literary inter-activities, and a reading on Fridays for family and friends will round out the week. They’ll also have the chance to submit their work for publication in The Writers Circle’s online journal.

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WordSMASH Summer Creative Writing Mini-Camps

for kids grades 1-2, 3-5 and 6-7

in Summit, South Orange, Morristown & Montclair

This 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.

Let WordSMASH! keep writing and reading alive for your kids this summer!

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Summer Adult Workshops
now open for registration

Short summer sessions are perfect to try something new or to focus in on your writing projects.

Creating KidLit | Writing Flash & Micro Nonfiction

Food Writing | Revision Intensive | Where Do I Begin?

Adult Writers Circles

and  just added: Spark Your Creativity!


For Rising High School Seniors!

Less Stress College Essay
with author & educator Sarah Lyman Kravits
on July 13 & 14 in Summit

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.