The Writers Studio, a 27-year-old creative writing program founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz, will once again offer a workshop in NJ this spring. Starting April 28th, the 10-week class will be held Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Temple B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Avenue, in Short Hills. Beginning and experienced fiction writers and poets are invited to join a writing workshop that is designed to help them discover and nurture their own voices.

Hailed by The New York Times as "the most personal of the programs,” The Writers Studio is founded on the belief that when the desire to write is strong enough, anyone can learn the craft necessary for full creative expression. The school’s Advisory Board consists of acclaimed writers and editors: Kathryn Court, Carl Dennis, Jennifer Egan, Julia Glass, Bill Henderson, Edward Hirsch, Matthew Klam, Amanda Moretti, Robert Pinsky, Grace Schulman, and in memorium, Yehuda Amichai. Classes are offered in New York City, New Jersey, Tucson, San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Online.

“I kept promising myself I would write something every day.  I didn't. The Writer’s Studio provides the structure, excellent guidance and critiques in a safe, encouraging and constructive environment.  It has allowed me to try on different narrative voices and understand what makes each unique and appropriate for different situations,” says Barbara Franklin, a commercial real estate broker from Morristown. Franklin has taken three workshops in New Jersey. “I believe my writing has improved over the past year and highly recommend the Writer’s Studio approach."

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The Writers Studio New Jersey Workshop will be taught by Doris Cheng, who trained to teach The Writers Studio method in New York with director Philip Schultz. A fiction writer, she has taught college-level writing, written for newspapers, and worked as a writer and editor in the financial services industry. Cheng is a graduate of Rutgers University and received an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

For more information and to register, visit or call (212) 255-7075. Temple members receive a $50 discount using the code tbj.