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The Writers Circle, Spring 2017. Northern NJ. Where Do I Begin? (Montclair); Multi-Genre Workshop (Summit)

The Writers Circle - In-person classes in Northern NJ

I am delighted to teach with The Writers Circle, offering in-person classes in several locations in northern NJ.  Winter 2017 sessions for adults are already underway, and Spring classes are now open for registration. 

Spring 2017:

Where Do I Begin? (Montclair location - 10 weeks)
If you ever suspected that there might be a writer lurking under the skin, or perhaps harbored a secret notebook of half-started stories, this is the class for you. In this workshop you'll find your way first by releasing the writer within through creative prompts to get the words flowing, and then by discovering the elements of all good stories, including character, conflict, action, setting and more. For anyone who longs to write but doesn't know where to start, and for writers who have dabbled but lost their way. WARNING: this workshop just might seduce you into a life-long love affair with writing! Nine Wednesday mornings in Montclair, 4/19-6/21; 10am - 11:30Details here (scroll down center column).

Adult Writers Circle Workshop (Summit location - 9 weeks)
A supportive environment where writers working in any genre or form work freely on various forms and genres, exploring projects developed on their own. Craft issues like structure, point-of-view, character development, pace, and style are addressed, as is the ever-changing publishing marketplace. With great respect for each writer, our workshops take on a life of their own as writers learn to trust each other for ongoing peer critique and inspiration as they move toward completion of work and eventual publication. Nine Monday mornings in Summit, 4/17 - 6/21 (skips 5/29); 10am - 12noon. Details here (top of right column).

Be sure to 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". 

Questions? Email me.