Weems Ink, LLC

The Weems Ink College Application Essay Writing Workshop

Weems Ink is pleased to offer the college essay writing workshop for students entering grade 11 and 12. The essay portion of your college application is where you distinguish yourself as an individual. Whether you are just starting the application process or looking to put the finishing touches on your essay we can help you tell your story. During this workshop we will use the 2019/2020 Common Application essay prompts as inspiration for writing personal stories. We will then target one draft to develop into an organized Common Application essay draft. This three day workshop will be limited to a small number of students so we can provide individual feedback and support.

Date: Monday, August 19, Wednesday, August 21, and Friday August 23 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Mathnasium of Glen Rock, 236 Rock Road, Glen Rock NJ 07452

Tuition: $500

Register here!!!

Richard Weems is an award-winning writer and teacher. His students have won national recognition for their writing. Full bio below.

The 2019 Weems Ink Fiction Intensive has ended. Please email us if you would like to be on the email list for the 2020 program.

For students entering grades 7 through 12.

Several students from the Weems Ink Summer Writing Program have won recognition in the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with work they wrote during the program!!!


Last school year Peter had some trouble finding inspiration for his stories. However, this week your prompts have sparked his imagination once again, and he has been writing freely.

I am so glad I signed up Hima...She is inspired to work more on her writing, which is what we wanted! I thank you for your guidance and help

Michelle feels that she learned a lot from the two courses and she is working hard to polish a few drafts further before she sends them out for contests.

Caroline really enjoyed both classes. I've been encouraging her to look at contests so the information you give her will be really helpful.

Katie really enjoyed your class. I was very glad she had this opportunity. Thank you very much for a great experience.​

Course to be held at 236 Rock Rd., Glen Rock NJ (Mathnasium).

Fiction Writing Intensive - for students who want to hone their craft and creativity in an inspiring and nurturing environment. Enlightening prompts and examples will you start you off on some new pieces of writing. Later in the week, get generous and productive feedback to guide you into further development.

Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12, 9am to 2pm each day. Various food options are available within walking distance, or students can bring lunch (no refrigerator or microwave available on premises).

$460 - register here!

Richard Weems is an award-winning writer and teacher. His students have won national recognition for their writing. Full bio below.


RICHARD WEEMS is the author of Anything He Wants, winner of the Spire Fiction Award and finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award, as well as the Cheap Stories eBook series, an Amazon bestseller, The Way of It: New and Selected Cheap Stories, Stark Raving Blue and most recently From Now On, You're Back. He is the founder and director of the BCA Summer Writing Program and former Director of Creative Writing for the NJ Governor’s School of the Arts. His short story publications include Passages North, New World Writing, North American Review, The Gettysburg Review, Other Voices, The Mississippi Review, Pif Magazine, Barcelona Review and The Beloit Fiction Journal. His students have gone on to publish their own books and have won various awards, including the AWP Award Series, Presidential Arts Scholars, Michelle Obama's National Poetry Ambassadors program, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Young Arts and many, many others. He currently teaches literature and creative writing at Bergen County Academies.