Events & Workshops

Creative Writing Workshops and Mentoring

I’ve been working with aspiring and accomplished writers for years through The Writers Circle, a creative writing organization that I founded in 2010.  TWC offers creative writing workshops for children, teens and adults in five northern New Jersey locations.  I also work with writers privately (in person or virtually) on their full-length manuscripts and have had clients from around the world; though I’m particular about the projects I take on, since I need to preserve a lot of time for my own writing. Visit TWC’s website to find out more about working with me or any of TWC’s other wonderful author-instructors.

Upcoming Events

I’ve been doing a lot of virtual library events lately, thanks to The Writers Circle‘s deep connection with our library community.  Upcoming are two workshops through the Verona Public Library in The Art of the Journal, a topic that’s been particularly popular through these strange days of COVID-19 and its aftermath. (Or continuation.  I’m praying for aftermath, but it’s still very hard to tell.)  The first is for adults on September 14 at 7PM and the next is on October 14 at 4PM for teens and tweens. We all have a voice, and journaling is an opportunity to record the moments that matter in our lives for ourselves and for those who come after us.

Recent Events:

November 16, 2019: I was incredibly honored to be on a panel with my dear friends Stephanie Cowell and Pamela Leggett at The Madeleine L’Engle Conference: Walking on Water in New York City, sharing our remembrances of studying with Madeleine years ago in New York City. Her workshop was my very first serious exposure to writers and writing practice, and what I learned from Madeleine has informed everything I have ever done with my own teaching and with the formation of The Writers Circle. The entire conference was truly inspirational, as have been all the experiences I’ve ever shared with the friends and writers I’ve met through Madeleine’s orbit. I’m so grateful to have been a small part of such a wonderful event. Read more in the November 26 Publishers Weekly article.

For more events, weekly workshops, and lots of other literary doings, always check The Writers Circle.

I’m always up for a leading a writing-focused trip to a wild place, museum, cultural hub, or any source of place-based inspiration.  Contact me.

Book Groups

I love to visit with book groups to talk about my books and the writing process in general.  Contact me to find out more.

“I’ve never had an author bring a book to life the way that Judith did…. Judith is multi-talented — not only is she a gifted writer but she has a career that includes acting. The years of studying lines and parts and language allowed her to light an internal fire on her book like no one else could.

And for the people in the room, she brought a third dimension to the book solely through her words and expression and the ultimate love and intimacy that only she could have with this book.

It’s nights like these that I am able to say “this is why I do this” …

– Comments from the host of one of Judith’s events