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See our FULL LINE-UP of Adult Workshops
in Fiction, Memoir, Novel Writing, and more
New this Winter:
- Yoga & Writing coming to Montclair Wednesdays with Steph Auteri
- Creative Nonfiction in Morristown with Jeff Campbell
- MORE Art of the Memoir in Montclair with Lisa Romeo
Workshops in five New Jersey locations:
SUMMIT | MAPLEWOOD | SOUTH ORANGE | MONTCLAIR |
TWC’s Creative Writing Contest for KIDS!
On the theme: PORTALS
Imagine opening a passage to another dimension! Or discovering secrets on the other side of an attic door! Or simply walking into a room where something unexpected happens. Your short story, poem, or creative nonfiction essay about “Portals” can be fantastical, realistic, dystopian, or just plain amazing. We’re looking for ideas that stun us, make us smile, make us cry – and are exquisitely written.
TWO Sections: 3rd-5th graders and 6th-8th graders
- 1st prize: Free class during the Winter session (up to $350 value)
- 2nd prize: Full set of Story Magic decks ($60 value)
- 3rd prize: Plotfoolery board game ($25 value)
Plus, the winners’ writing will be featured on The Writers Circle’s blog!
Submit your writing electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. No more than 1200 words. Pieces MUST be typed into the body of the email. (No scanned notebook pages or attachments, please.) Include the author’s grade, but not their name. Judging will be done “blind” by TWC Directors Judith Lindbergh and Michelle Cameron. Limit: one piece per writer. Send your very best!
Submissions are welcome from October 31-November 15. Winners will be announced on December 14.
It’s time to get ready for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!
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.
So, teens, we’re challenging each of you to GET WRITING!