Children's Classes
       Weekly classes for all ages!
Adult Classes
       Fiction, memoir, publishing & more!
Summer Writing Intensives
  See what happens when brilliant
       young minds meet!
The Writers Circle Shop featuring Story Magic Creativity Decks
   Introducing STORY MAGIC
        Idea Sparking Creativity Decks
About The Writers Circle
Our Fall Session is in full swing!

TWC's weekly workshops for children and adults inspire, support and encourage writers at every stage and age. Don't miss out.

The Writers Circle is turning FIVE years old!

In January 2015, The Writers Circle will celebrate its fifth anniversary.

old postcard
TWC Original Postcard, circa 2010

As a lead up to the celebration, we want to recount the journey so far:

In January, 2010, Judith Lindbergh founded TWC with three classes and 17 students. A couple of classes were held in her living room!

Our first Story Magic reading held in a student's backyard

In March 2011, Michelle Cameron joined Judith and opened a new location in Madison, NJ. She moved to MONDO-Summit in summer 2012 and quickly doubled TWC's offerings.

Judith & Michelle
Judith & Michelle at BooksNJ 2011

In Fall 2014, TWC has 22 author-instructors on staff. We offered 27 classes and are currently working with over 240 students in three locations. (And a handful of those original students are still in our workshops!)

We'll add more landmarks of our wild and wonderful journey soon!

Speaker Series & Events
TWC's 2014-15 Speaker Series:
From Page to Screen
with Macmillian Publishing's
Brendan Deneen
Brendan Deneen
Sunday, Nov. 9
2-4 PM

426 Springfield Ave.
Summit, NJ

Ever wonder how a book becomes a motion picture or television series?

Executive book editor, film/television producer and author Brendan Deneen knows the answers - and will share them with you!

Brendan will tell us how books are acquired by major publishing companies, and then optioned and adapted by Hollywood. 

Register today!

And coming in March...
Publishing Matchmakers
an open discussion with Literary Agents
Liza Dawson, Tamar Rydzinski & Marietta B. Zacker

The right agent can make the difference between publication and languishing in obscurity. Through their carefully honed relationships, these publishing professionals can open doors and help you create a writing career. But first you have to find the perfect match for your work - someone who will "fall in love" with your writing. Learn what attracts agents, what turns them off, and how to better your matchmaking chances in this panel discussion that you've all been clamoring for!

March 8, 2015
2:00-4:00 PM
at MONDO, 426 Springfield Ave.
Summit, NJ

SPEAKER SERIES RECAPSChristina Baker-Kline   Publishing Insiders

Even if you missed one of our speaker series events, we keep you informed about what we learned through our Speaker Series Recaps.

TWC News
We are now accepting submissions for the next issue of The Writers Circle Journal Online. We’re looking for the very best work from both our youth and adult writers.

Visit our submission guidelines to learn more and to submit!

The Writers Circle sponsors students for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2015

TWC is sponsoring our youth writers for the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These annual awards for students in grades 7-12 provide regional and national recognition as well as $10 million in scholarships. Last year, several TWC students won regional awards and we sponsored our very first national gold medal winner, teen student Colleen Risavy!

Students should speak with their TWC instructors to polish their work before submitting. Leave plenty of time for revising!

Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity.

Thanks, Everyone 

Mission Main St Grant

Thanks to all of you, The Writers Circle has achieved the magic number of 250 votes! Now we're really in the running for a $150K Mission Main Street Grant from Chase!

Creative Writing at The Writers Circle
for children
our innovative approach uses movement, music, role-playing, tactile observation and group dynamics to actively engage children in the creative experience of writing.
for adults
morning and evening classes, mixed genre and specialized workshops. Ongoing critique, community and inspiration move each writer toward their own best work.
TWC's instructors are all professionals who know their way around words.

Locations in South Orange, Summit and Maplewood, NJ:

Sparkhouse Studio
19 Scotland Road
South Orange, NJ

mondo MONDO-Summit
426 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
St. George's Episcopal Church
550 Ridgewood Road
Maplewood, NJ