Celebrating the Written Word

SPRING Registration is LIVE!

April 22 – June 27
Coming up this spring…

NEW! Poetry for Beginners  in Summit with Heather Newman
NEW! Creating Kid Lit in Summit with Mike Allegra
Where Do I Begin? returns to Montclair with Laurie Lico Albanese
Writing What’s Real: Creative Nonfiction returns to Montclair with Lisa Romeo
The Art of the Memoir returns to Morristown with Jeff Campbell

And NEW for kids:

NEW! Storytellers Circle for 1st-3rd graders in Summit
BeTWEEN the Lines for 6th-8th graders returns to Morristown

Plus all your favorite workshops in fiction, memoir, classes for teens, and, of course, our Adult Writers Circles!


UP NEXT! Special Events @ The Writers Circle

 Montclair Literary Festival featuring TWC instructors:

  • Saturday March 23:
    • Laurie Lico Albanese facilitates a panel on Recreating the Past at 11:05 AM
    • Benilde Little facilitates a panel on Writing Ourselves – Moving to Memoir with Dani Shapiro and others at 2:45 PM
  • Sunday March 24:
    • Michelle Cameron teaches Characters that Live Beyond the Page at 9:30 AM
    • Judith Lindbergh teaches Setting the Scene: Writing Riveting Worlds at 10:00 AM
    • Steph Auteri teaches Memoir: Telling Personal Stories without Being Disowned by Friends and Family at 10 AM
    • 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!

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
JUST ADDED – 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 Now!