creative writing workshops for children and adults


Summer Registration is OPEN!


If your teen LOVES to write, The Writers Circle is the perfect place to hone their craft in a generous, creative environment.

Three week-long Intensives
July 23-27  ~ July 30-August 3 ~ August 6-10
Join us for 1, 2 or all 3 weeks

Now in our 6th Year!

WordSMASH Summer Mini-Camps

Our WordSMASH mini-camp was such a blast last summer that we’re adding more locations in 2018 with creative writing workshops for 3rd-5th graders and 6th-8th graders.

South Orange – June 25 – June 29, 2:30-4:30 PM, grades 6-8
Morristown – July 9 – 13, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, grades 3-5
Summit Week 1 – July 9 – 13, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, grades 6-8
Summit Week 2– July 16 – 20, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, grades 3-5

Weekly Workshops for Adults & Teens

Summer Specials:


2018 SPEAKER SERIES – Next up!

Wearing a Different Hat: Turn from Writer to Marketer to Promote Your Work

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ

All authors, no matter how they publish, need to take a DIY approach. The challenge is learning how to identify your work’s potential and target the right people and places in the best possible outcome. In a small group, book publicist Claire McKinney will help writers devise a promotional action plan for their work. Claire will address what kinds of media, events and social media platforms are most beneficial; how to devise a promotional plan and when to set it in motion. Register early to have Claire review the first three chapters of your manuscript, or your proposal, in advance. ONLY 12 SLOTS AVAILABLE

Less Stress College Essays

with author and educator Sarah Lyman Kravits

Writing a college essay can be the most stressful part of the application process. And 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.

Author/educator Sarah Lyman Kravits brings over 20 years of experience writing about and coaching high school and college students on their careers. She is the co-author of The Career Tool Kit and the Keys to Success series which is published by Pearson Education and used at colleges around the nation.

THREE WEEKEND SESSIONS in three different locations:

(Ask about our Teen Writers Circle student discount.)