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CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT

Our virtual workshops are Zooming right along!  We are hosting all our workshops and events via Zoom video-conferencing until the threat of COVID-19 has passed.

What better way to stay engaged and creative through this surreal moment in time? Stay healthy, everyone.  We’ll get through this – with social distancing – together.

creative writing workshops & community

Celebrating the Written Word – Now in Our 10th Year!

FALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN

~ All classes running virtually ~

We have workshops for all ages and at every stage of their literary craft, from 1st graders through adults, from beginning to advanced writers working toward publication.  And now that we’re all online, anyone can join us from anywhere!

The session has started but there’s still room to jump in!

Featured adult workshops:

Adult Writers Circles

Led by The Writers Circle’s founder/director Judith Lindbergh, the Adult Writers Circles are the place to develop all kinds of work, from short fiction to novels, memoir, personal essays, and more. If you’re longing for a thoughtful community of writers and constructive, insightful critique, this is the workshop for you!  Mondays @ 7:30 PM or Wednesdays @ 10 AM


On the Case: Writing Mystery & Crime Fiction

Join crime writer Libby Cudmore and learn how to write both traditional mysteries and crime thrillers. For short story writers and novelists alike! Wednesdays @ 7PM

Writing What’s Real: Exploring Creative Nonfiction

Explore the multi-faceted genre of creative nonfiction with writer April Darcy, focusing on essays, memoir, and travel writing. Through wide reading of the genre, as well as in-class prompts and short weekly assignments, you will develop the skills to craft a narrative world out of the real world around us. Tuesdays @ 7PM

Plus

Workshops for Kids and Teens.

Just Added! Wednesday Tween Writers Circle Classes!

Much much more.  Join us!

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New Fall Events

~ All events are VIRTUAL unless otherwise noted. All times in Eastern Time (ET) ~

 

Less Stress College Essay with Sarah Lyman Kravits – October 3 & 4, 2:30-4:30pm

Back by popular demand, Sarah returns with her weekend workshop that will guide students toward a draft of their college essays while introducing them to stress reduction techniques to ease them through the college application process. 

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Write in the Woods – Autumn Edition with Judith Lindbergh – October 4, 10am-1pm

Our founder/director Judith Lindbergh loves to share her passion for wandering in the woods.  Enjoy a leisurely three-hour walk through the South Mountain Reservation, pausing at opportune spots to breathe in, observe, absorb, and express on the page.  THIS WORKSHOP WILL TAKE PLACE IN PERSON WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS IN PLACE.  Masks are REQUIRED for all participants.  

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And a VERY special Fall event:

The Foundations Of Getting Published with Jane Friedman

October 25, 2-4pm

The Writers Circle is thrilled to be bringing publishing guru Jane Friedman to our community!

In this 2-hour workshop with publishing industry expert Jane Friedman, you’ll learn not just the foundational principles of getting a book published, but gain up-to-date insight into the changing landscape of the publishing industry, and how you can navigate your own path toward success. You’ll discover what it takes to capture the attention of a New York publisher or literary agent (whether you write fiction or nonfiction) and come away with a better understanding of the commercial publishing business model. Jane shows you how to approach the submissions process with the right expectations and mindset.

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PLUS coming in November:

Adult Creative Writing Intensive

November 7 & 8, 8:30am-4pm

~ running virtually ~

Join our first-ever Adult Creative Writing Intensive. Like our Summer Teen Intensives, but in a compact, adult-friendly format, participants will dive deep into their writing with three workshops each day. Enjoy morning writing warm-ups and midday yoga/meditation, plus afternoon “free-write” and optional private consultations. The program will conclude with a casual, friendly reading.

REGISTER BEFORE OCTOBER 1 and SAVE 10%

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Just Released: The Writers Circle Journal

We are honored to present our very latest The Writers Circle Journal, featuring just a small selection of the brilliant work that was wrought during the Summer Creative Writing Intensives 2020 (virtual edition). We call this issue “The Strangest Summer Ever!” and trust us, it really was.  But despite the pandemic and even a hurricane in the middle of our session, nothing could stop these talented, enthusiastic teens from producing amazing poetry, prose, plays, spoken word and more. Take some time to read and enjoy!


CELEBRATING OUR 10th YEAR!

As our 10th anniversary celebration kicked off, Founder/Director Judith Lindbergh shared her thoughts on how The Writers Circle began and some of the highlights of the last ten years in her blog post:

My Crazy Idea: Reflections on Ten Years of The Writers Circle

We also celebrated our 10th anniversary with a special party that included a retrospective of the past 10 years, along with our students, instructors, and friends – and, of course, cake! Take a glimpse at our photo essay on that wonderful event:

Celebrating TEN Years of Creating Writing and Community