Celebrating the Written Word

Spring Is Almost Here!

Spring registration is open. Creative writing is for everyone!

Workshops for Adults

Just getting started? Try Where Do I Begin? or our Beginning Memoir workshop. Have a novel in mind? Try Beginning Your Novel.

Looking for something more specific? We have Writing What’s Real: Creative Nonfiction, Mystery Writers Circle, Humor, Writing Short Stories & Flash Fiction, and Poetry Craft Workshop.

Writing on your own and ready for critique? Try our Adult Writers Circles or Revising Your Manuscript.

There’s lots more to choose from. See our full schedule and register.

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Workshops for Kids and Teens

Kids explore the boundless reaches of their own imaginations and
discover that creative writing is FUN!

Workshops on Saturdays in South Orange & Summit, NJ, plus Weekdays on Zoom

Story Magic (grades 3-5)

Out of this World (grades 4-6)

Tween Writers Circle (grades 6-8)

Teen Writers Circle (grades 9-12)

Horror & Dark Matters (grades 8-12)

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Great Special Events This Spring

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Writing World with JANE FRIEDMAN

March 3, 2-4pm, via Zoom

After her own harrowing experience in August 2023 with the destructive and dangerous power of Artificial Intelligence, publishing guru Jane Friedman joins The Writers Circle to discuss how artificial intelligence is impacting the literary and publishing world. She will share her experience as well as the opportunities, challenges, and dangers of this new reality for all of us.

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The Ins and Outs of Creating Your Own Audiobook

April 14, 2-4pm, via Zoom

We all dream of having our novels turned into an audiobook read by a famous narrator. But you don’t have to wait for a big publishing deal to make that dream a reality. Join Audivita Founder and CEO David Wolf and Mark Shipman, Director of Audiobook Production, to discover how audiobooks are made and how even you, the author, can do it yourself.

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Summer Is Just Months Away!

Register now for our Teen Summer Intensives and WordSMASH mini-camps for 3rd to 7th graders.

2024 Summer Creative Writing Intensives

for Teens Who LOVE to Write

Early Bird Registration is OPEN!

~ now in our 12th season ~

Week 1: July 15-19 Week 2: July 22-26 Week 3: July 29-August 2

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

For teens who love to write, The Writers Circle’s Summer Creative Writing Intensive is 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 choose from two different genres to focus on – fiction, poetry, sci-fi/fantasy, memoir, and more. They’ll focus 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. Literary inter-activities and adventures, and a reading on Friday will round out the week. They’ll also have the chance to submit their work for publication in The Writers Circle’s online journal.

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The Writers Circle is a Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarship Program partner.

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WordSMASH 2024 Is Live!

Registration is open for our creative writing mini-camp for Grades 3-5 and 6-7 

Our two-hour per afternoon, week-long program is chock-full of writing games, wacky prompts, and time to sink into a favorite book just to read! Seasoned writers will be challenged by story starters unlike anything they’ve seen in school. Reluctant writers will find TWC’s interactive games and prompts an irresistible invitation to start creating. Our collaborative, energetic environment will lay the foundation for kids to let loose and let the words flow.

We have programs in Morristown, Summit, and South Orange, NJ, plus virtual options for kids writing across town or around the country!

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