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.

SUMMER CAMPS

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 7-9
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
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

FALL CLASSES

Memoir Mondays, September 17 to October 22, 7 to 9 p.m. adults
Creative Writing Intensive Tuesdays, September 18 to October 23, 9 to 11 a.m. adults Full
Just Write Tuesdays, September 18 to October 23, 7 to 9 p.m. adults
Short Memoir Wednesdays, September 19 to October 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. adults
Creative Writing Intensive Wednesdays, September 19 to October 24, 7 to 9 p.m. adults
Memoir Thursdays, September 20 to October 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. adults
Teen Writing Group Thursdays, September 20 to October 25, 5:30 to 7 p.m. ages 14-18
Emerging Writers Thursdays, September 20 to October 25, 7 to 9 p.m. adults
Get Unstuck Fridays, September 7 to September 28, 9 to 11 a.m. adults

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: Mimi Cross

     

    As summer camps are in session, we’re highlighting our last (but certainly not least!) fabulous instructor. The tenth and final is Mimi Cross, who teaches Songwriting Studio.

    1. What music artist most inspires you and your writing?

    This questions is nearly impossible for me to answer. When I’m working on a novel, I make at least one playlist that might have as many as 80 songs on it. If I had to narrow it down to a handful of artists, I would say Pete Yorn, The xx, U2, Carter Burwell, Nico Muhly, Lo-Fang, The Killers/Brandon Flowers, James Blake … ok maybe this is impossible!

    I listened to this playlist while writing my most recent manuscript. From there you can also find other playlists I’ve posted.

    2. What was your favorite book as a child?

    As a child my favorite book was The Velveteen Rabbit. I was fascinated by the many-layered idea that love makes things “real,” and I can still imagine the feel of the bunny’s plush fur.

    3. What are you most looking forward to about this year’s summer camp?

    I’m really excited about this summer’s Songwriting Studio! I’m most looking forward to meeting the participants. The teens who sign up for this camp will be setting the tone. I’ll set the pace, introduce skills, etc., but my main job will be to support the participants in expressing themselves through music and lyrics both individually and as a group. They’ll lead the way. I’ll try to keep up! I really can’t wait.

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

    Mimi Cross 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

  • Spinning Stories (ages 7-10)

    20
    Aug 2018
    Monday
    - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. -

    Spinning Stories (ages 7-10)
    August 20 – August 24
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    with Colleen Doogan

    Many fiction writers start with a true story and then change the details until the story takes on a life of its own. In this camp, we learn to write fiction that sounds real by taking a thread of truth and spinning it into something more. Maybe you got a new puppy but want to change the way it looks or acts, turning it into a purple candy-stealing monster? Or maybe you got lost at the zoo but instead of an adult finding you, a huge hawk swoops you up into the sky so you can spot your family. Exaggeration is encouraged as we invent new stories with the help of our fantastic imaginations. We write with an eye on scene, plot, character traits, and voice, and have a ton of fun along the way!

    *Please register by or before August 10 to hold your spot in the camp.

    REGISTER NOW

  • Songwriting Studio (ages 11-14)

    20
    Aug 2018
    Monday
    - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. -

    Songwriting Studio (ages 11-14)
    August 20 – August 24
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    with Mimi Cross

    Are you a music lover who wants to experiment with writing songs? This camp provides a safe space where you are encouraged and supported to storytell to music. Prior experience singing and songwriting is not necessary as we nurture your imagination. We listen to our favorite songs―analyzing lyrical structure, theme, and literary devices―while also learning about melody, chord progression, and mood. Participants work individually and as part of a group to create their own original music. Songs will be written; fun will be had!

    *Please register by or before August 10 to hold your spot in the camp.

    REGISTER NOW

  • Get Unstuck (adults)

    07
    Sep 2018
    Friday
    - 9 to 11 a.m. -

    Get Unstuck
    Level 1
    Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m.
    September 7 to September 28
    with Gay Norton Edelman

    How many times have you thought, “that’s a great book idea,” or “someday I’ll write that article,” only to abandon the project before the first word hits the page? By the time we’re 40, we all have enough wisdom and experience to launch an entire series of books, yet too often we stifle ourselves. In this class, we develop strong writing habits, learn how to tame the “inner critic,” and begin drafting the stories only we can tell. Find community and support through a writing class that adjusts to meet your needs and goals, even if you haven’t defined them yet. If you’ve toyed with the idea of what would happen if you committed to writing your story, this class is for you. This class is designed for women over 40.

    REGISTER NOW

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