UPCOMING EVENTS

Writing on the River: a retreat for teachers
Monday – Wednesday, July 17 – 19
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Co-facilitators: Jennifer Chauhan & Colleen Doogan
Instructors: Allison Tevald, Lisa McLaughlin, & Lisa Hartsgrove

Windansea
56 Shrewsbury Avenue, Highlands, NJ

Put aside time for YOU this summer:

  • Learn more and engage in a conversation about the teaching of writing
  • Share stories from your own life through writing
  • Build camaraderie with fellow teachers
  • Unlock and reignite the writer within while invigorating your teaching practice

All participants receive a tote bag and other surprises.

Open to teachers of all grades.

*Limited to 50 participants.

Read more and register here.

ADULT SUMMER SESSION

Memoir Tuesdays, July 11 — August 22, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register here.

Women’s Writing Collective Tuesdays, June 6 — August 1, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register here.

Emerging Writers Wednesdays, July 19 — August 30, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register here.

Speak With Confidence Thursdays, August 3 — August 24, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Register here.

Life Stories Thursdays, July 6 — August 10, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register here.

Life Stories Thursdays, July 6 — August 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register here.

Line by Line: Understanding Poetry Thursdays, July 6 — July 27, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register here.

SUMMER CAMPS

Teen Internship Program (TA) (ages 14-18) July 5 — July 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. FULL

Teen Internship Program (TIP) (ages 14-18) July 5 — July 7, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FULL

Heroes & Villains (ages 7-10) July 10 — July 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register here.

Ink It Up! (ages 11-14) July 10 — July 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FULL

Girls Write Now (ages 9-11) July 17 — July 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register here.

Pen Pals (ages 7-10) July 24 — July 28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register here.

Short Shorts (ages 11-14) July 24 — July 28, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register here.

Storybook Studio (ages 7-10) July 31 — Aug 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register here.

Girls Write Now (ages 12-15) July 31 — Aug 4, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register here.

Animal Tales (ages 7-10) Aug 7 — Aug 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register here.

Slam Poetry (ages 11-14) Aug 7 — Aug 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register here.

Sports Writing (ages 10-13) Aug 14 — Aug 18, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. FULL

Your Voice Matters (ages 11-14) Aug 14 — Aug 18, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register here.

Imagination Blast Off (ages 7-10) Aug 21 — Aug 25, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register here.

Songwriting Studio (ages 9-13) Aug 21 — Aug 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register here.

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

DONATE NOW

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

  • Life Stories: Keep Delivering

    Lisa M.’s mother and her siblings

    By Lisa McLaughlin

    My mom died last summer. Her sister, my Aunt Mary, died nine months before that. Eight months before that, her other sister, my Aunt Doris, died. In the span of a year and a half, I lost the three major forces in my life.

    What I did not lose was their stories. I did not lose their stories because I have been writing them down. For years. It does not make the loss of these women any less painful, but going back to these stories is a way to connect with them even if they are no longer on earth.

    Some of the best stories my mom and aunts told me were about their family of six kids growing up in South Orange, N.J., during the Depression.
    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

  • Voices & Verse (teens)

    05
    Jul 2017
    Wednesday
    - 6 p.m. -

    Voices & Verse (TEENS)
    Wednesday, July 5, 6pm

    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 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.

    REGISTER NOW

  • TEEN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (TIP)

    05
    Jul 2017
    Wednesday
    - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. -

    TEEN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (ages 14-18)
    with Jennifer Chauhan & Lisa Hartsgrove
    Summer Camp: July 5 – July 7
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    The Interview Project: You will 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 that will be housed in the Red Bank Public Library and be given to the participants and their families. This is an unpaid internship, but you can receive community service credit for your participation. To apply, email info@projectwritenow.org for an application.

    REGISTRATION IS AT MAX CAPACITY.

  • TEEN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (TA)

    05
    Jul 2017
    Wednesday
    - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. -

    TEEN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (ages 14-18)
    with Jennifer Chauhan & Lisa Hartsgrove
    Summer Camp: July 5 – July 7
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Teaching Assistant: You will assist with teaching writing workshops under the supervision of one of our instructors to groups of children in our summer programs. During the training, you will learn how to design lesson plans based on what you love about writing. You will then be 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, email info@projectwritenow.org for an application.

    REGISTRATION IS AT MAX CAPACITY.

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