Join Our Annual Campaign and Change a Person’s Life

We are pleased to announce the launch of our five-week annual appeal to raise funds to support our community programs. These programs are the core of our mission of transforming individuals, organizations, and communities through writing.

This week’s spotlight is on our teen community outreach programs.

We love working with our teens. They’re amazing people who inspire us with their honesty, courage, and willingness to try new things. Over the past three years, our teens have not only thrived in our community programs—building confidence and resiliency that helps them better handle the growing pressures and challenges teens face today—but they’ve also taken initiative and developed new programs that allow them to explore their talents and passions.

Our teens continuously tell us that Project Write Now has given them something they can’t get anywhere else, making them feel more connected, more confident, and more comfortable with who they are.

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Register for Winter Classes, Today!

For Children & Teens:

Joy Writing (ages 7-9) Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. STARTS JANUARY 10
Fiction Friction (ages 8-11) Mondays, 5 to 6 p.m. STARTS JANUARY 8
Pic a Story (ages 10-13) Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. STARTS JANUARY 11
Creative Drum Ensemble (ages 12-16) Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. STARTS JANUARY 8
Teen Writing Group (ages 14-18) Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. STARTS JANUARY 11

For Adults:

Just Write (L1) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. STARTS JANUARY 9
Poetry & Prose (L1) Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. STARTS JANUARY 18
Get Unstuck (L1) Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. STARTS JANUARY 12
Short Memoir (L2) Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. FULL
Emerging Writers (L2) Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. STARTS JANUARY 10
Memoir (L2) Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. STARTS JANUARY 11
Advanced Creative Writing Workshop (L3) Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m. STARTS JANUARY 9
Creative Drum Ensemble Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. STARTS JANUARY 8
Memoir: One-Day Workshop Saturday, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. JANUARY 6*
Speak With Confidence: One-Day Workshop Tuesday, 12 to 2 p.m. JANUARY 16*

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

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

  • On the Importance Of Writers Groups

    By Vivian Parkin DeRosa

    During the summer between 8th grade and high school, I decided to leave my bedroom. Prior to this, I believed writers were supposed to be alone. I spent a great deal of my time by myself, carefully constructing novel plots and reading poems out loud. Only my walls heard them. I admired writers like Emily Dickinson who managed to spend most of their lives inside of their own homes, working away on their craft. 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 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

  • Memoir: One-Day Workshop (adults)

    06
    Jan 2018
    Saturday
    - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. -

    Memoir: One-Day Workshop (adults)
    Saturday, January 6
    2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    with Lisa McLaughlin

    Do you have a story to tell? The truth is, we all do. It’s having the courage to put our words and life experiences out there that makes the difference. But memoir is not about telling it all. During this course, we discuss how to find the stories that resonate with readers and how to turn what’s happened to you into a compelling narrative, using craft elements such as characterization, dialogue, setting, structure, and theme. Although this is a beginning-level one-day workshop, experienced writers can benefit from brushing up on the fundamentals and the opportunity to experiment with different forms of writing.

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

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  • Fiction Friction (ages 8-11)

    08
    Jan 2018
    Monday
    - 5 to 6 p.m. -

    Fiction Friction (ages 8-11)
    Mondays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 19 (No Class Jan. 15)
    5 to 6 p.m.
    with Colleen Doogan

    What makes a good story? How can we use real-life experiences to write more compelling narratives? In this class, we look at story elements from our own lives—characters, setting, plot— and then fictionalize, making sure we ramp up the tension to engage readers. Write about characters who get lost at the zoo, get trapped in their favorite video game, or get left behind on a field trip. Follow in the footsteps of beloved authors such as J.K. Rowling, Jeff Kinney, and Roald Dahl by creating characters to fall in love with and storylines your readers won’t want to see end.

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  • Creative Drum Ensemble (ages 12-16)

    08
    Jan 2018
    Monday
    - 6 to 7:30 p.m. -

    Creative Drum Ensemble (ages 12-16)
    Mondays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 12
    6 to 7:30 p.m.
    with Michael Sarin

    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. Limited to 10 participants.

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