TWC is offering tons of new one- and two-session workshops to keep you and your kids writing through COVID-19!
Here’s what we have in store for just the next two weeks:
open to adults and teens*
|NEXT WEEK: March 23-28
3/23: “HIIT” Your Writing with Pam Bachorz
3/25: Journaling in a Time of Crisis with Debra Galant
3/25: Pinpoint Your Plot with Pam Bachorz
3/26: Spark Your Creativity with Michelle Cameron
3/28: Turning Images into Tales with Donna Baier Stein
|FOLLOWING WEEK: March 30-April 2
3/30: Get Cozy with Your Character with Michelle Cameron
3/30: “HIIT” Your Writing with Pam Bachorz
3/31: SUBMIT! Literary Publication Crash Course with Doris Cheng
3/31 – 4/1: Poetry Revision for the Fearless with Priscilla Orr
4/1: Writing with the Senses with Judith Lindbergh
4/2: Spark Your Creativity with Judith Lindbergh
*appropriate ages listed for each workshop
FOR KIDS ONLY!
|NEXT WEEK: March 23-28||FOLLOWING WEEK: March 30-April 2|
Specially priced to make it easy to jump in! Save 10% for two or more workshops.
And TWO Special Virtual Events to meet the moment:
Monday, April 6, 7:00-8:30 PM*
COVID-19 has affected virtually everything in our lives, including our experience of creating and consuming journalism. Join this open dialogue with Joe Amditis, the Associate Director of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University.
*Note, this session, originally planned for March 26, has been moved to April 6.
FRIDAY 3/27, 4:00-5:00 PM
Tired of being alone? Tired of your kids? Or your roommates? Or your parents? Want to hang out and decompress? Join The Writers Circle community for an hour just to blow off steam. No writing. Just seeing friends, laughing, commiserating, and sharing in a safe, virus-free virtual space.
We’re hoping for the best – but planning for the worst. If we must, we’ll offer our regular spring session via Zoom video-conferencing We hope by then that we can go back to our in-person workshops, but everyone’s health and safety come first. Either way, we will be writing! Please join us.
Announcing, for the first time ever, an adult workshop on Saturdays!
For the first time ever, we’re offering an adult workshop on a Saturday morning–perfect for commuters who just can’t make it during the week. If you’ve been writing in isolation and wondering what to do next, or thinking about writing and don’t know where to start, join Founder/Director Judith Lindbergh for this great introduction into all things creative-writing!
And a Brand New Short Fiction workshop coming to Morristown!
Amy Bloom said, “The short story is the depth of a novel, the breadth of a poem, and, as you come to the last few paragraphs, the experience of surprise.” In this class, you’ll explore the boundless possibilities of the short and short-short form. Join author-instructor Doris Cheng for this inspiring workshop, Thursday evenings in Morristown.
Summer Creative Writing Intensives for Teens who LOVE to write!
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 AM – 4 PM
Join us for one, two, or all three weeks!
This 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.
Let WordSMASH! keep writing and reading alive for your kids this summer!
in Summit, Montclair and Morristown
introducing Saturday Summer Specials!
One-day workshops for adults that invite you to write all summer long:
June 27: Mining the Journal with Debra Galant in Montclair
July 11: Write in the Woods with Judith Lindbergh in South Mountain Reservation
July 18: Spark Your Creativity with Michelle Cameron in Summit
July 25: Poetry for All with Catherine Doty in Morristown
August 1: Writing from the Landscape of Memory with Natasha Persaud in Maplewood
Weekly Creative Writing Workshops: July 6 – August 15
Short, multi-week workshops perfect for summer
SPEAKER SERIES: April 5 Tea & Poetry event is cancelled
We regret to announce that, due to health concerns about COVID-19 and following CDC recommendations, our annual Tea & Poetry event is cancelled. We have reached this conclusion with great regret, but prioritizing the health of our community is paramount at this time of uncertainty.
We are watching the virus’s progress with great attention and will notify everyone of additional cancellations or virtual programming as the situation becomes clearer.
SPECIAL EVENTS coming in 2020:
April 19: TWC Co-Director Michelle Cameron’s Book Launch: Beyond the Ghetto Gates
May 17: Spring Mini-Retreat at Lord Stirling Park
June 7: Tarot for Creatives – back by popular demand!
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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:
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: