creative writing workshops & community

WINTER Workshops are filling up fast!

Session Dates: January 22 – April 8

Register Early to grab your spot!

See our FULL LINE-UP of Adult Workshops
in Fiction, Memoir, Novel Writing, and more

New this Winter:

JUST ADDED! Where Do I Begin in Maplewood with Pam Bachorz

~ 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

Food Writing and Create Your Family Cookbook
two mini-workshops about FOOD!
with Marissa Rothkopf Bates


Workshops in five New Jersey locations:  


Wine & Words

a Creative Writing Excursion & Wine Tasting At Mount Salem Vineyards
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 2:00-4:00 PM

Spend a unique afternoon tasting wine and writing in the creative workshop where we’ll compare the structure, joy and language of wine to the structure, joy and language of storytelling. Learn first from world-class winemaker Peter Leitner about the process of creating fine wines, from seedling to glass, and how to identify the integrity of a wine, its bouquet, its finish. Apply the lessons of that journey to your storytelling through a series of guided writing exercises led by award-winning editor and author Teresa Politano.  Along with the wine, enjoy light refreshments (suitable vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike), all made on the premises with ingredients raised within a mile of the vineyard. 


2019 Summer Creative Writing Intensive for Teens is now ONLINE!

Early Bird Pricing – Register before March 1 and SAVE!

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
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

Join us for one, two, or all three weeks!

For teens who love to write, 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 focus on two different genres to focus, working 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!