Summer camps are filling up quickly, so register today!

Featured Camps This Week:

Heroes & Villains (ages 7-10) July 11 – July 15, 9am-12pm – During this camp, we take a look at the story arc and characters of these tried-and-true tales and deconstruct them into a fractured fairy tale or comic book.

Ink This Journal (ages 11-14) July 11 – July 15, 1pm-4pm – We love writers’ notebooks and art journals. In this camp you receive a sketchbook to ink up, fill up, and get whatever creative ideas flowing in your mind down on paper.

Girls Write Now (ages 9-12) July 18 – July 22, 9am-12pm – During this camp, we have meaningful conversations about what it means to be a girl in today’s challenging society.

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of Creative Living (adults) Tuesdays, July 5 – August 9, 7pm-9pm – In this course, you expand your creativity by working in a variety of different media―painting, sculpture, writing―which will equip you with inspiration and practical tools to jump start your creative journey or push your current projects into the next phase.

Improv Percussion (ages 11-14) Wednesdays July 6 – August 10, 5pm-6:30pm – Using the universal language of music, we engage young people in a group dynamic, promoting individual and collaborative creativity, while also providing an encouraging environment for original artistic self-expression.

Stranger Than Fiction (adults) Thursdays July 7 – August 11, 7pm-9pm – In this course we show you how to seek the emotional truth in your experiences to write stories that read like fiction and resonate with readers.

Help send a child to a summer writing camp and donate a scholarship seat today.

Writing transforms lives, not only through the experience of writing itself, but also through the power of sharing our words and stories with others.

Project Write Now is a nonprofit organization offering a range of writing workshops to children, teens, and adults in our studio, located in Red Bank, N.J. In our courses, we focus on the craft of writing, exploring such narrative techniques as characterization, voice, dialogue & structure, while also providing a safe, supportive environment to experiment and take risks.

Support our Literacy Outreach Program & After-School Writing Studio. In addition to  partnering with schools and mission-based organizations to offer writing workshops and services, we are also developing an exciting, dynamic after-school writing studio for local students.

For more information on any of our programs, call (908) 675-0467 or email info@projectwritenow.org.

 

Our Mission

Project Write Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people of all ages become better writers as they gain the confidence, skills, and insight needed to reach their personal, academic, and professional goals. We are committed to building a vibrant writing community that supports, inspires, and motivates.

Blog

  • Sending Them Off With Something More

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    By Jennifer Chauhan

    Recently Allison Tevald and I said good-bye (for now) to a special group of young writers. They were the first class to welcome us at Red Bank Middle School in January 2015, and last week we watched them walk proudly into their school’s auditorium, donning red and white gowns, to receive their diplomas. (Yes, we teared up!)

    When we started offering weekly writing workshops to students in Red Bank Middle School’s AVID program, we didn’t know what to expect. We knew we wanted to give students a safe place and the freedom to write creatively. But so much more has happened in the year and a half we’ve been together. Read more

Literacy Outreach Program & After-School Writing Studio

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We help young people develop the writing and communication skills they need to achieve academic success and personal growth. We offer the following services* to local schools and mission-based organizations:

• creative writing workshops led by professional writers
• college essay writing workshops & mentorship
• narrative therapy
• professional development workshops

We are also developing an after-school writing program at our studio in Red Bank.

Come join us in our efforts to nurture young voices, develop their writing skills, and build confidence that touches all areas of their lives.

*Qualifying schools may receive these services for free.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

  • TEEN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (ages 13-18)

    05
    Jul 2016
    Tuesday
    - 9 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 4 pm -

    TEEN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (ages 13-18) with Jennifer Chauhan & Lisa Hartsgrove

    Summer Camp Week 2: JULY 5 – 7
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    We invite teenagers to apply for our summer internship program. After a week of intensive, hands-on training, which includes participating in a writing workshop, you can select two different tracks:

    1. Teaching Assistant. You will assist with teaching writing workshops under the supervision of one of our instructors to groups of children in our summer programs. During the training, you will learn how to design lesson plans based on what you love about writing. You will then be given the opportunity to teach throughout the summer.
    2. The Interview Project. You will interview and write stories about people of interest in your community―whoever intrigues you―from your neighbor to a local business owner to the mayor. Inspired by “Humans of New York,” this project has you finding and sharing stories that need to be told, ones that will touch the lives of others. During the training, we teach you essential journalism skills, such as interviewing, selecting important details, and writing a compelling narrative. The goal is to provide completed stories that will be housed in the Red Bank Public Library and be given to the participants and their families.

    This is an unpaid internship, but you can receive community service credit for your participation. To apply, email info@projectwritenow.org for an application or download one here.

  • The Art of Creative Living

    05
    Jul 2016
    Tuesday
    - 7:00 - 9:00 pm -

    The Art of Creative Living

    Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    July 5 – August 9
    with Amanda Heidel
    $250, open to eight adults

    Are you ready for a powerful, freeing, life-expanding opportunity for unique self-discovery?

    In this course, you expand your creativity by working in a variety of different media―painting, sculpture, writing―which will equip you with inspiration and practical tools to jump start your creative journey or push your current projects into the next phase. Through a journey of self-reflection, we use creative writing and meditation to open up pathways through which creativity can operate. We learn how to cope with fear and how we can instead strive to be authentic doers who follow our curiosity. We also collaborate in a group project that uses the power of the arts, culture, and creativity to bring a community together to celebrate and be inspired. Leave feeling inspired, open, confident, and connected to the creator within. No experience necessary.

    REGISTER NOW

  • Improv Percussion (ages 11-14)

    06
    Jul 2016
    Wednesday
    - 5:00 - 6:30 pm -

    Improv Percussion (ages 11-14)
    With Michael Sarin


    Wednesdays, July 6 – August 10
    5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    $225

    Using the universal language of music, we engage young people in a group dynamic, promoting individual and collaborative creativity, while also providing an encouraging environment for original artistic self-expression. We begin as a percussion/drum ensemble and then incorporate other instruments, exploring jazz, funk, soul, world music, rock, and pop. We also promote the voice as an important vehicle for expression via spoken word, rap, and singing. Participants share in creative control by contributing their composition ideas. We will look for performance opportunities within Red Bank, adding our voice to its diverse and culturally rich community.

    REGISTER NOW

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