Thank you Monmouth Arts for honoring us with the 2018 Community Arts Education Organization Award in honor of our outstanding commitment to arts education.

Thank you Source Foundation at Red Bank Regional High School for honoring us with the 2017-18 Outstanding Service Award.

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP

Crash Course: From Verse to Prose Wednesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m., June 27

ADULT SUMMER CLASSES

Memoir Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., June 11 to July 16 (No Class July 2)
Poetry & Prose Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., June 12 to June 26
KidLit: Writing for Children & Teens Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., July 17 to August 14
Emerging Writers Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., July 18 to August 22

SUMMER CAMPS

Teaching Assistant Internship Training July 2, 3, & 5, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ages 13-18
The Interview Project Internship Training July 2 & 3, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ages 13-18
Ink It Up! July 9 to July 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ages 11-14
Superhero Mash-Up July 9 to July 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ages 7-10
Imagination Blast Off July 16 to July 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ages 7-10
Your Voice Matters July 16 to July 20, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ages 11-14
All You Can Write July 23 to July 27, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ages 7-10
Girls Write Now July 23 to July 27, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ages 12-15
Storybook Studio July 30 to August 3, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ages 7-10
Poetry Undercover July 30 to August 3, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ages 11-14
Animal Tales August 6 to August 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ages 7-10
Short Shorts August 6 to August 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ages 11-14
Sports Writing August 13 to August 17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ages 10-13
Fantastic Voyage August 13 to August 17, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ages 11-14
Spinning Stories August 20 to August 24, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ages 7-10
Songwriting Studio August 20 to August 24, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ages 11-14

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.

Blog

  • Teacher Feature: Joy Newcomb

     

    As summer camps approach, we’ve decided to highlight one of our fabulous instructors each week, giving you a glimpse into who they are and why they LOVE teaching writing. The second is Joy Newcomb, who teaches Superhero Mash-Up.

    1. Why do you teach?

    I think it was what I was born to do. By the time I was eight years old, I knew I wanted to be the one in the front of the classroom. I have always loved working with kids, and I believe I have a talent for motivating them and helping them find their inspiration. There is no greater joy in my life than seeing the pride a student feels in their accomplishments.

    2. What drew you to choose superhero stories as the subject for your writing camp?

    I chose superhero stories for two reasons. First, superheroes and their villainous counterparts have existed as long as stories have, and even before writing. Second, I think people, kids in particular, are naturally drawn to these types of stories. The only limits to superhero tales are within the writer’s imagination, and I love that this camp gives students the opportunity to stretch those limits!

    3. What book world would you want to live in?

    I am a huge fan of Harry Potter, so without a doubt I would live in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world of Harry Potter. I can think of no more fantastic existence than to be a professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and spend my leisurely weekends watching quidditch matches and poking around in the shops of Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley.

     

    Be sure to check out our camp list and register at www.projectwritenow.org/summer-camps.

     
    Joy Newcomb is a Writing Instructor for Project Write Now.

Community Programs

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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 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

  • One-Day Workshop Crash Course: From Verse to Prose

    27
    Jun 2018
    Wednesday
    - 6:30 to 9 p.m. -

    One-Day Workshop
    Crash Course: From Verse to Prose
    Wednesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
    June 27, 2018
    with Allison Tevald

    In this one-day class, we examine a poem, an essay, and a short piece of fiction and discuss the moves the writer is making in each. Then we write in the genre of your choice, creating story starters or the beginning of a first draft based on prompts. We discuss the challenges of the writing process and ways to work through them. Most importantly, you meet and connect with other people who are interested in or actively writing. Whether you’re working on a book-length project, or just want to get started, join us for this one-day writing class.

    REGISTER NOW

  • Teaching Assistant Internship Training (ages 13-18)

    02
    Jul 2018
    Monday
    - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. -

    Teaching Assistant Internship Training
    (ages 13-18)
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    July 2, 3, & 5
    with Lisa Hartsgrove & Kristin Brons

    You assist with teaching writing to groups of children in our summer programs under the supervision of one of our instructors. During the training, you learn how to design lesson plans based on what you love about writing. You are then given the opportunity to teach throughout the summer.

    This is an unpaid internship, but you can receive community service credit for your participation. To apply, fill out this application and send it to info@projectwritenow.org by or before June 15.

    REGISTER NOW

  • The Interview Project Internship Training (ages 13-18)

    02
    Jul 2018
    Monday
    - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. -

    The Interview Project Internship Training
    (ages 13-18)
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    July 2 & 3
    with Lisa Hartsgrove & Kristin Brons

    You 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 to be housed in the Red Bank Public Library and given to the participants and their families.

    This is an unpaid internship, but you can receive community service credit for your participation. To apply, fill out this application and send it to info@projectwritenow.org by or before June 15.

    REGISTER NOW

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