The Writers Circle, in-person classes, workshops, & seminars in Northern NJ. Fall 2017.

The Writers Circle - In-person classes in Northern NJ

I am delighted to teach with The Writers Circle, which offers in-person classes in five NJ locations (Summit, Montclair, Maplewood, South Orange, Morristown). 

Fall 2017 classes are now open for registration. 

I'm leading an all-genre workshop in Summit on Monday mornings, and teaching a Creative Nonfiction class in Montclair on Monday evenings. Get all the details & registration information here.

I'm also presenting this special one-time Sunday afternoon seminar. Registration now open.

Ready, Set, Submit!
Move your writing out into the world with a sensible submission strategy

Sunday, October 8, 2017
2:00-4:00 PM

Is your writing living alone in your computer or notebook? Is it time to send it into the world? If you’re unsure how to navigate the often confusing process of publication, this workshop is the kick start you need.

You will learn all about submitting your short stories, essays, creative nonfiction, poems, and articles to print and online publications, websites, literary journals, and contests. We'll cover research and targeting the best venues for your writing; contacting and following up with editors; ins and outs of simultaneous submissions; and evaluating contests.

We'll also cover the basics of book publishing—from how to research agents (and publishers who will take un-agented work) to what goes into query letters, synopses, and proposals.

Armed with plenty of examples, a boatload of resources, and your own target list for one or more of your pieces, you'll leave the workshop with the confidence to step into the submission game.

Advance registration is strongly recommended.


Fee: $75

Visit The Writers Circle site to see the full schedule of classes and workshops--weekdays, evenings, and weekends--for adults, teens, and children in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, novel writing, screenwriting, young adult fiction, memoir, book proposals, comic/graphic novels, writing fundamentals, the short story, and more. Also, check out the on-going Speakers Series. If you want to try out a class as a drop-in, click here, scroll down to "Trial Classes". 

If you're interested in a different kind of writing help, try my Editorial Services page, or email me.