Celebrating the Written Word

Fall Workshops Are Just (the) Beginning!

Our fall registration is full of creative writing opportunities for all ages–for kids from grade 3, plus one of the most exciting adult lineups we’ve ever offered, including:


Writing Diversely with a Sensitive Touch with bestselling author and sensitivity reader, Yasmin Angoe




Tons of options for kids and teens, too!

~ weekday and weekend workshops – in person, hybrid and virtual ~


Read the 2022 Writers Circle Journal

Summer is done but its spirit lives on in the 2022 Summer Intensive Writers Circle Journal.  Read the amazing work of this summer’s talented teen writers. And take a peek at all the fun and creativity we shared in our 10th anniversary Photo Recap.

We are so proud of all our young writers and can’t wait to see them in 2023

Learn more about the Summer Creative Writing Intensives and our summer WordSMASH programs for 3rd-7th graders here.  Schedule and registration will be launching in early 2023.  

A unique writing experience…

Wine & Words: Stealing from the Sommelier

Sunday, October 9 at 2 PM
Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, Morristown, NJ

In town for the Morristown Festival of Books? This is the perfect way to end the celebration!

Every good wine has a story, and every good sommelier is an author. In many ways, a sommelier shares the challenges of a poet, the work of describing a sensory experience with mere words. A sommelier’s vocabulary must be precise, muscular, vibrant. Join us for an afternoon at the glorious Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen in Morristown, NJ for an afternoon of wine and words.

This workshop offers a lively stretch of the sensory muscles, but is also intended as a reminder that writing is fun. In this relaxed but electric space — the intersection of wine and words — the work that emerges is authentic, creative, and often surprising.  

Along with a selection of unique wines, enjoy light refreshments. 


Join us for our Annual Autumn Retreat

November 11-13, 2022
St. Marguerite’s Retreat House, 82 West Main Street, Mendham, NJ

~ pending safe in-person gathering ~

Need time just to write? Join a congenial group of writers amidst acres of wooded scenery.  Enjoy healthy meals, snacks and, most important, plenty of quiet time to spend with your thoughts, memories and characters.  Spark your creativity with small breakout sessions and share your writing with your peers.