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RECAP: 2017 Autumn Writers Retreat: Writing, Relaxation, and the Company of People Who Love Stories

by Laura Romain Do you remember how Sarah Palin (as imagined by Tina Fey) could see Russia from her house? Well, I can see St. Marguerite’s Retreat Center from my … Continue reading

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November 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

RECAP: Ready, Set, Submit with Lisa Romeo

When I first started writing seriously, I was struck by the generosity of many of the experienced authors I encountered along the way. These writers were willing to take a … Continue reading

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October 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Tickling the Muse – celebrating National Poetry Month at The Writers Circle

by Mally Becker It was a bad week. There was a funeral, a sudden illness in the family and a last-minute work assignment with a tight deadline. In other words, … Continue reading

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May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

When You Engage in Some Good Old Literary Citizenship Because, Really, You Just Want New Writer Friends with Whom To Bitch About Publishing

By Steph Auteri This blog post was originally published on TWC Instructor Steph Auteri‘s blog. We are publishing this extract from it with permission. View the full post here. I … Continue reading

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April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

RECAP – Let All Voices Be Heard: Writers of Different Faiths Share Their Stories

        “I go into the Muslim mosque         and the Jewish synagogue         and the Christian church         … Continue reading

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October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Writing Retreat Fairy Tale

Inspired by TWC’s upcoming writing retreat, Michelle offers a whimsical fairy tale… Once upon a time, there was a timid young woman with a yen for writing and a monster … Continue reading

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August 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Environment of Exploration and Inspiration

by Cindy Sharra, TWC Intern As New Jersey’s prolonged winter loosened its grasp, the long-awaited summer took its place. Students from around the area parted from their schools and supplies … Continue reading

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July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Afternoon with Digital Visionary Jason Allen Ashlock

Jason Allen Ashlock may not like to call himself an expert, but we at The Writers Circle refuse to consider him anything else. Who but a true digital visionary could … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Stuff My Writing Students Say, Part 16

by Lisa Romeo, TWC Instructor “You’re kind of cranky. But in a good way.” Last night, the final night of an 11-week memoir and personal essay class, a writer who … Continue reading

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January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Safe Space to Create

by Jake Rosati, TWC Summer Intern The second week of the Summer Intensives has begun with a great group of young writers who wasted no time diving in.  The expanse … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment
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