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

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.

Register Today! 


WordSMASH Summer
Creative Writing Mini-Camps

for kids grades 3-5

our last week starts August 5 in 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!

Register Today!


Fall Workshops for Children, Teens & Adults now open for registration!

Now that summer is here, fall can’t be far behind. Get started with a new writing project or keep the momentum going on works-in-progress.  Here are just a few of our upcoming offerings:

For Adults:

Returning to Summit! Beginning Your Novel | Art of the Memoir
New in Montclair! Writing & Publishing Creative Nonfiction
Back in Maplewood!  Where Do I Begin?

And for the Kids:

Brand New! Poetry for Kids in South Orange
Returning to Summit! Out of this World
And Introducing the Tween Writers Circle in South Orange, Summit & Morristown!

See our full schedule of classes in fiction, memoir, poetry, novel writing, and much, much more.



Dirty Little Secrets: How Publishing Really Works

with Phil Sexton, publisher of Media Lab Books and former publisher of Writer’s Digest

Learn the nitty-gritty of what takes place behind closed doors at publishing houses, in meetings with bookstore buyers, and on the bookstore sales floor.  Join Phil Sexton for a morning session geared for newcomers to the publishing business (though experienced writers will find the session beneficial, too.) and an afternoon session “deep dive” into the publishing experience.  Plus lunch with Phil with plenty of time for Q&A.  Held at MONDO-Summit.