Due to inclement weather conditions,
our studio will be closed Thursday, March 22.

Pay only $75 until March 31.


Register for Spring Session!

Writing Classes:

Just Write Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m. Adults Level 1 April 16 to May 21
Get Unstuck Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. Adults Level 1 April 20 to May 25
Memoir Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adults Level 1 April 20 to May 25
Short Memoir Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults Level 2 May 2 to May 30
Emerging Writers Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Adults Level 2 May 2 to May 30
Memoir Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults Level 2 April 19 to May 24
Advanced Creative Writing Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m. Adults Level 3 Ongoing
Poetry & Prose Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Adults All Levels April 17 to May 22
Writing Your Strengths Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Adults All Levels April 26 to May 17
Teen Writing Group Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Ages 14-18 May 3 to June 7

Master Classes:

Screenwriting for Writers Thursday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Adults April 19
Narrative Poetry Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults April 28

One-Day Workshops:

Speak with Confidence Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Adults March 27
Creative Drum Ensemble Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m. Ages 10+ April 8
How to Read Poetry (And Really Get It) Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Adults April 10
Dish It Out: Writing About Food Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Adults April 14
Girls Writing Group Saturday, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Ages 12-15 April 14
KidLit: Writing for Children & Teens Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Adults April 21
Creative Drum Ensemble Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m. Ages 10+ April 22

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, and 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 also created 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 transforming individuals, organizations, and communities through writing. By taking a class, you help support our community programs.


  • Why Kids Need to Joy Write

    By Colleen Doogan

    As someone who has loved writing since I was a little kid, I used to imagine my own children—now ages 12, 11, and 9—walking around with decorated notebooks in hand, ready to scribble down story ideas. Or bumping into walls because their heads were buried in books. But, no such luck.

    I’d wonder, “What am I doing wrong? Why don’t they love reading and writing like I do?” After all, I am a literacy teacher and writing advocate, so why don’t my kids love writing?

    Thankfully, I have a writing mentor who has shed some light on my frustration. In his latest book, Joy Write, acclaimed author and educational consultant Ralph Fletcher explains that “… today kids aren’t developing a love of writing. They’re just not. We can do better. We have to do better.” I agree. But how is the big question. Read more

Community Programs


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 have also developed 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

  • Speak With Confidence

    Mar 2018
    - 7 to 9 p.m. -

    Speak With Confidence: One-Day Workshop (adults)
    Tuesday, March 27
    7 to 9 p.m.
    with MK Harby

    One of the top fears among adults is public speaking. Yet this is one of the most valued skills in our society today. In this one day workshop, we show you the best way to communicate and engage an audience for your voice and style. Topics include having a clear objective, presence, rethinking your audience, tools for connection, and effective ways to practice. We devote time at the end of the session to help with projects you may be working on, as well. Leave feeling more confident in your ability to stand in front of a group and speak without fear.

    *You must register at least 48 hours in advance for one-day workshops.


  • Creative Drum Ensemble (ages 10+)

    Apr 2018
    - 3 to 5 p.m. -

    Creative Drum Ensemble (ages 10+)
    Sunday, April 8
    3 to 5 p.m.
    with Michael Sarin

    Using the universal language of music, we engage adults and young participants in a group dynamic, promoting individual and collaborative creativity, while also providing an encouraging environment for original artistic self-expression. We explore hand drums as well as other percussion instruments, using the rhythms of jazz, funk, soul, world music, rock, and pop. We welcome and encourage any and all who play other instruments to bring them so we can incorporate them into the group. 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. No musical experience necessary. Limited to 12 participants.


  • How to Read Poetry (And Really Get It) (adults)

    Apr 2018
    - 7 to 9 p.m. -

    How to Read Poetry (And Really Get It) (adults)
    Tuesday, April 10
    7 to 9 p.m.
    with Laura McCullough

    Do you dislike reading poetry because you struggle to understand it? In this one-day workshop, learn all you need to know to feel confident reading and understanding poetry—from the classic to the contemporary. Using mentor texts, we learn the key elements of what makes a poem a poem and what techniques and strategies are happening on the page. Then we explore how to take these ideas and incorporate them into our own writing. Leave with a deeper appreciation of this genre and the inspiration to enhance your own creative work.


    * Please register at least 48 hours in advance for one-day workshops.