CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT

Our winter session starts on January 24. Due to the Omicron variant’s increased infection rate, we are shifting to fully virtual instruction for the first month.

 COVID safety protocols will be required when we return to in-person and hybrid instruction. We will reassess as the situation evolves and hope to return to in-person classes by March.

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Where It All Began – celebrating the Summer Creative Writing Intensives’ 10th Anniversary

Where It All Began – celebrating the Summer Creative Writing Intensives’ 10th Anniversary

Reminiscing with TWC Directors Judith Lindbergh and Michelle Cameron After nearly a decade of running the Summer Creative Writing Intensives, The Writers Circle’s completely out-of-the-box, super-fun, creative writing program for teens, TWC directors Judith Lindbergh and Michelle Cameron got together to recall about how it…

How We Get to Where We’re Going and Why it Matters by Kathy Curto

How We Get to Where We’re Going and Why it Matters by Kathy Curto

TWC creative nonfiction instructor Kathy Curto discusses process and product, chaos and vision The book weighs a little over eight pounds, contains 472 pages and is about the size of those classic briefcases seen in old movies. It’s what some consider a coffee table book.…

Worth the Wait by Jared Harel

Worth the Wait by Jared Harel

TWC poetry and fiction instructor Jared Harel delves into the beauty he discovered reading children’s books I don’t remember being read to as a child. My parents were good ones—doting and thoughtful—so perhaps I was, but nothing comes to mind. In fact, I recall only…

Crumbling Blocks into Sandcastles: How I Am Tackling Writer’s Block

Crumbling Blocks into Sandcastles: How I Am Tackling Writer’s Block

By TWC Founder/Director Judith Lindbergh  For years, I’ve been saying that I don’t believe in writer’s block—that I prefer to call it writer’s challenge. Well, I’ve been experiencing a whole lot of writer’s challenge during these last few weeks.  According to my research, it’s not…

Mergers and Acquisitions and Consolidation, Oh My! 

Mergers and Acquisitions and Consolidation, Oh My! 

We’re excited to welcome publishing pro and author Rachel Kempster Barry to our teaching staff.  Rachel knows this business inside and out and will help you get a handle on how publishing runs and how you can strategize for the good of your own writing. …

Launching in the Time of Covid: A Debut Novelist Speaks

Launching in the Time of Covid: A Debut Novelist Speaks

by Mally Becker, TWC Outreach Coordinator A few authors tell me that I’ve missed out on the “real” book launch experience because The Turncoat’s Widow (Level Best Books 2021), my debut mystery, was published during the Covid-19 shutdown. I can’t compare my experience to anyone…

EVENT RECAP: Wrangling Research with Christina Baker Kline

EVENT RECAP: Wrangling Research with Christina Baker Kline

by TWC Founder/Director Judith Lindbergh   What a pleasure to welcome Christina Baker Kline back to The Writers Circle!  Our conversation on Wrangling Research*, held Sunday, February 21 via Zoom, proved yet again Christina’s wisdom, candor, and generosity. In a whopping two-hour conversation, we covered the gamut from inspiration…

Literary versus Commercial? Art versus “Drivel?”

Literary versus Commercial? Art versus “Drivel?”

by TWC Founder/Director Judith Lindbergh A student recently asked a great question that I think many writers ponder and even worry about: What separates “literary” from “non-literary?” How do you suggest we strive to create “literature,” or not, as my creative writing teacher in college…

Getting Critical with Pop Culture

Getting Critical with Pop Culture

by Lisa Levy Listen: It’s been a long pandemic, and it’s not over yet. One of the ways I have gotten through it—and there is evidence that I am not alone in this—is turning to pop culture. In these days when time feels both slow…

Not the 2020 We’d Expected

Not the 2020 We’d Expected

by TWC Founder/Director Judith Lindbergh Well, this was not exactly the festive 10th anniversary year we’d expected. Yes, back in January 2020, The Writers Circle celebrated its 10th anniversary.  We made a big deal, including a big celebratory party with hors d’oeuvres, live music, speeches,…

Jane Friedman Comes to The Writers Circle (virtually!)

Jane Friedman Comes to The Writers Circle (virtually!)

We’ve been working on it for years, but it took the global pandemic to make it possible: bringing a crowd of nearly 100 (tiny digital faces) to The Writers Circle to learn from publishing expert Jane Friedman. “The Foundations of Getting Published” was just that—an…

Wow, That Was INTENSE! Summer Creative Writing Intensive 2020 Virtual Edition (featuring Hurricane Isaias)

Wow, That Was INTENSE! Summer Creative Writing Intensive 2020 Virtual Edition (featuring Hurricane Isaias)

by Rebecca Kilroy, 2020 Summer Creative Writing Intensive Coordinator In an ordinary world, I would’ve gotten up Monday morning, put on my Summer Intensive t-shirt (after two years as a student and three as an intern, I have a rainbow to choose from), and driven…