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SPRING SESSION

FOR CHILDREN & TEENS

The Notebook Project (ages 7-9) Mondays, April 24 – June 5, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Register here.

Flash Fiction (ages 10-12) Tuesdays, April 25 – May 30, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register here.

Flip It (ages 12-15) Wednesdays, April 26 – May 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here.

FOR ADULTS

Memoir Writers Studio Wednesdays, April 26 – May 31, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register here. Class Full

Emerging Writers Wednesdays, April 26 – May 31, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register here.

Life Stories Thursdays, May 11 – June 15, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register here.

Just Write Thursdays, April 27 – June 1, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register here.

Get Unstuck Fridays, April 28 – June 2, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register here.

SPECIAL CLASSES

Creative Drum Ensemble (ages 11-15) Mondays, April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here.

Creative Drum Ensemble (adults) Mondays, April 24 – May 22, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register here.

Creative Nonfiction (adults) Tuesdays, Monthly, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register here.

Social Activist Journalism (adults) Tuesdays, April 25 – May 16, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register here.

The Book Project (teens) Thursdays, Weekly, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here.

Give a class to a child and donate a scholarship seat today.

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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 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 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

  • For Our Young Writers: Telling Their Stories Is Key

    By Eileen Huang

    The inimitable Toni Morrison once said, “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” I’ve carried this adage with me since I first started writing. I’ve written the things I want to read—the unsayable and ephemeral that can only be fully captured on paper.

    I was not surprised to see students at Project Write Now do the same. Since I first began volunteering as an intern at PWN’s after-school writing studio, I’ve seen middle school students write pieces that are impressive in both their memorable language and complete originality. I’ve read stories from students about time travel, late-night existential crises, and crumbling dystopian worlds. Once, a boy wrote a poem about grief in a way many older writers cannot. “I remember you,” read one line, “the way you laughed with your mouth barely open.” These are fleeting moments, details you can miss in life with a single blink. Read more

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 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

  • Voices & Verse (teens)

    03
    May 2017
    Wednesday
    - 6-7:30pm -

    Voices & Verse (TEENS)
    Wednesday, May 3, 6-7:30pm

    Taking the step from private writing to public reading of one’s work is an importance aspect of developing a writer’s voice. At the Count Basie Theater Performing Arts Academy, we are holding a PWN writers reading and open mic. Join us as writers share their stories and take the opportunity to share yours.

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  • Meet & Greet/Book Swap

    11
    May 2017
    Thursday
    - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. -

    Meet & Greet/Book Swap
    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Please join us for a casual gathering to meet your fellow local writers, learn what the Writers Institute has to offer, and let us know how the Writers Institute can best support your writing goals. In addition, we are holding a Book Swap. Bring three to five books you’ve finished (and are willing to part with) and go home with something new to read. It’s a great way to stock up for your summer reading. Please RSVP to wi@projectwritenow.org. PS – Yes, there will be snacks!

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  • Life Stories (adults)

    11
    May 2017
    Thursday
    - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. -

    Life Stories (adults)
    with Lisa McLaughlin
    Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    May 11 – June 15

    This introductory writing class is for adults 50 and older interested in documenting their life stories. Each week we explore a new theme, such as family, health, and spirituality, to evoke memories that you write about and share with your group. This process of self-exploration is transformational, enabling you to gain new perspectives on your life.

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