Celebrating the Written Word

Create Your Family Cookbook

a five-week mini-workshops starting March 7
with New York Times food writer Marissa Rothkopf Bates

This five-week mini-workshop will get you set to create your own family cookbook. Take those yellowed recipe cards of grandma’s, your mother-in-law’s manicotti recipe (admit it: it’s better than yours) and commit that bourbon ball recipe that your friends and family clamor for every holiday to paper. We will work on every aspect of cookbook self-publishing, from proper recipe development and formatting to memoir writing. Preserve your family memories for future generations. These cookbooks also make ideal holiday gifts, wedding presents and family reunion keepsakes.


UP NEXT! Special Events @ The Writers Circle

March 17: Book Launch! Donna Baier Stein’s Scenes from the Heartland: Stories Based on Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton at MONDO, Summit NJ – FREE EVENT!

March 24: Montclair Literary Festival featuring TWC instructors:

  • Michelle Cameron teaches Characters that Live Beyond the Page at 10:00 AM
  • Judith Lindbergh teaches Setting the Scene: Writing Riveting Worlds at 1:00 PM
  • Lisa Romeo teaches Revising Your Work to Get it Published at 1:00 PM

April 11: Judith Lindbergh in conversation with Kris Waldherr about her debut novel The Lost History of Dreams at Words Bookstore in Maplewood, NJ – FREE EVENT!

April 14: Tea & Poetry: TWC’s annual poetry celebration and open mic reading co-hosted by Tiferet – at MONDO, Summit NJ featuring poets Catherine DotyPriscilla Orr, and Tiferet publisher Donna Baier Stein – FREE EVENT!

May 5: Spring Mini-Retreat at Lord Stirling Park, Basking Ridge, NJ – Join us for our annual one-day retreat in a truly magical new setting! REGISTER

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

Early Bird Pricing – Register before March 1 and SAVE

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

Week 1: July 22-26
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.

Register Now! 

WordSMASH Summer Creative Writing Mini-Camps

for Kids grades 3-5 and 6-7

in Summit, South Orange and Morristown

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 Now!