Celebrating the Written Word

Spring 2023 Creative Writing WorkshopsSpring Is Just Around the Corner…

And so is our new spring session of workshops for adults, teens, and children!

For adults, we have a full schedule of options for beginners through advanced writers, and in practically every genre we can think of.  Here’s just a few great workshops to try:

And don’t miss Romancing the Novel, six weeks only, with Kris Waldherr

For children and teens, we’ve got in-person classes in South Orange and Summit, NJ, plus virtual workshops to join from wherever you are.


Celebrate Poetry Month with a

Special Poetry Workshop with acclaimed poet Catherine Doty

April 23, 2-4pm, Calvary Church, Summit, NJ

Spring 2023Celebrate National Poetry Month with The Writers Circle in a special poetry workshop with award-winning poet Catherine Doty.

Go forth boldly to the blank page and explore the music, voice, and imagery of poetry. In this workshop, we’ll gain inspiration from a selection of contemporary poets, then use them as a springboard to write poems of our own. We will embrace the unbridled wildness and energy of our first drafts before exploring a few devices from the poet’s toolbox. There will be lots of time to share and workshop these early drafts, using the group’s feedback to craft our words into even better poems. We’ll conclude with a brief open reading to celebrate the group’s creations.

~an open mic will follow the workshop~


2023 Summer Creative Writing Intensives Are Now Live

for teens who LOVE to write! July 17 – August 4

We’re truly looking forward to working with our phenomenal teen writers for our 11th Summer Intensive season. New instructors, new workshops, and tons of time to write. Plus, the fabulous inspiration of working with other teens who love to write as much as you do.

Join us on the beautiful Drew University campus for one, two, or three weeks from July 17 – August 4. 

Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing through March 15.


2023 WordSMASH Now Open for Registration

WordSMASH 2023In person mini-camps in Morristown, South Orange and Summit, NJ  plus Zoom sessions for wherever you may be

This two-hour, 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. Let WordSMASH spark a love of writing and reading this summer.