Summer camps are filling up quickly, so register today!

Featured Camps This Week:

Girls Write Now (ages 12-14) August 1 – August 5, 1pm-4pm – During this camp, we have meaningful conversations about what it means to be a girl in today’s challenging society.

Investigative Writing (ages 11-14) August 8 – August 12, 1pm-4pm – During this camp, we look to fascinating real-life events―from the mysterious to the gruesome to the extraordinary―for ideas for our writing.

Sports Writing (ages 9-12) August 15 – August 19, 9am-12pm – Most of us experience sporting events with our eyes and ears, but not very much through written word. In this camp, you get to capture moments ― the sound of a bat hitting a baseball, the dribble of a basketball, or the crunch of a football helmet ― in a variety of writing styles.

The Rhythm in You (ages 11-14) August 15 – August 19, 1pm-4pm – In this camp, students use various forms of music to inspire all different kinds of writing ― poems, short stories, essays, etc. You are provided with songs that draw out creative writing, and you are also able to pick your own songs to use for specific assignments.

Upcoming Classes:

Improv Percussion (ages 11-14) Wednesdays July 27 – August 31, 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 August 4 – September 8, 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

  • WRITE OUT LOUD (ages 7-10)

    25
    Jul 2016
    Monday
    - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm -

    WRITE OUT LOUD (ages 7-10) with Samantha Strauss

    Summer Camp Week 5: JULY 25 – 29
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    $295

    Do you have something to say? Do you feel like no one listens to you? Here’s your chance to speak up! What do you notice around you? What do you hear? In this camp, you get to explore your ideas and everything you’ve observed by crafting and revising a variety of pieces (mini plays, commercials, stories, poetry) with a focus on practicing reading aloud with clarity and projection. Let your writing speak louder than your age. Know that your voice matters.

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  • FLASH FICTION (ages 10-12)

    25
    Jul 2016
    Monday
    - 1:00 - 4:00 pm -

    FLASH FICTION (ages 10-12) with Lisa Hartsgrove

    Summer Camp Week 5: JULY 25 – 29
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    $295

    This camp is designed for all writers―from the timid to the experienced. Looking at samples of short fiction, we find out what each of us appreciates (or not) and why. Then we create our own stories through prompts, exercises, and brainstorming. We give you time to revise, turning the sentences over until they read just right. Often students ask if they are “allowed to” write about something different than our prompt. We always say yes! Here’s your chance to write about whatever you desire in whatever format you choose. The only requirement is fictionalizing, which we review how to do, taking the stories you know to be true and shifting them into fiction.

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  • An Artist’s Perspective: Gilda Rogers

    25
    Jul 2016
    Monday
    - 7 pm -

    The Pursuit of Passion
    with Gilda Rogers
    Monday, July 25
    7 p.m.

    Writer, activist, and educator Gilda Rogers will share her story of how a health crisis led to a life transformation and the discovery of a meaningful pursuit: salvaging the T. Thomas Fortune House in Red Bank, home of civil rights leader T. Thomas Fortune and one of two National Historic Landmarks in New Jersey. Rogers will discuss the formation of the T. Thomas Fortune Project by a group of Red Bank citizens whose goal is to restore the house and create a cultural center dedicated to diversity, tolerance, and advocacy.

    Gilda Rogers is an award-winning journalist, author, and executive producer of Frank Talk, the half-hour talk-show forum that airs on Brookdale Television. Gilda is one of the playwrights of “SUPERNATURAL: THE PLAY” that recently closed a long-run in Los Angeles. She is a social critic, community relations liaison for Two River Theater, and founder of the T. Thomas Fortune Project.

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