Celebrating the Written Word

SPRING Registration is LIVE!

April 22 – June 27
Coming up this spring…

JUST ADDED! Plotting Your Life as Fiction in Maplewood with Helen Wan – starts May 9

NEW! Poetry for Beginners  in Summit with Heather Newman
Where Do I Begin? returns to Montclair with Laurie Lico Albanese

And NEW for kids:

NEW! Storytellers Circle for 1st-3rd graders in Summit
BeTWEEN the Lines for 6th-8th graders returns to Morristown

Plus all your favorite workshops in fiction, memoir, classes for teens, and, of course, our Adult Writers Circles!


UP NEXT! Special Events @ The Writers Circle

May 5: Spring Mini-Retreat at Lord Stirling Park, Basking Ridge, NJ – Join us for our annual one-day retreat in a truly magical new setting! Write in the comfort of the Environmental Education Center overlooking placid Branta Pond. Take nature walks to inspire your writing. Join us for creativity sparking prompts, meditation and yoga, and much more! Breakfast and Lunch included. Optional: Receive individual critiques on your work from one of TWC’s author-instructors.

Get away from the suburban hubbub and dedicate a day to your writing!


2019 Summer Creative Writing Intensives for Teens Who LOVE to WRITE!

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

Now in our 7th year, 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 choose from two different morning workshops – fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, sci-fi/fantasy, 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. 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! 

WordSMASH Summer Creative Writing Mini-Camps

for kids grades 3-5 and 6-7

in Summit, South Orange, Morristown & Montclair
JUST ADDED – WordSMASH Mini-Mini-camp for 1st & 2nd graders

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!

Register Now!