Announcing our Winter Schedule! Register today!

Six-Week Session I begins the week of January 8.

FOR CHILDREN & TEENS:

Songwriting (Tuesdays, Jan 10 – Feb 14, 3:30-4:30pm) Ages 8-10
Flash Fiction (Tuesdays, Jan 10 – Feb 14, 5:30-7pm) Ages 10-12
Insta Ink (Wednesdays, Jan 11 – Feb 15, 5:30-7pm) Ages 12-15
Story Magic (Thursdays, Jan 12 – Feb 16, 5:30-6:30pm) Ages 7-9

FOR ADULTS:

Body of Writing (Sundays, Jan 8 – Feb 12, 1-3pm)
Stranger Than Fiction (Tuesdays, Jan 10 – Feb 14, 9:30 to 11:30am)
Memoir Writers Studio (Wednesdays, Jan 11 – Feb 15, 9:30-11:30am) Class Full
Emerging Writers (Wednesdays, Jan 11 – Feb 15, 7-9pm)

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.

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  • When Memories Are Shared

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    The cousins in our earlier years.

    By Jennifer Chauhan

    I love Thanksgiving. It’s always been my favorite holiday. I remember as a kid being so excited to go to my Aunt Carol and Uncle Joe’s house, an hour’s drive away on the North Shore of Long Island. My mom was the second oldest of seven siblings, so I had a posse of cousins whom I loved hanging out with. I remember the warm “I’ve missed you” hugs, our Schumm family signature cheese muffins, and ping pong tournaments in the basement.

    But what I remember most are the spirited conversations at the big oval table in the dining room. Of course, we kids would be at the designated “under 18” table in the kitchen, but shortly after nibbles of apple pie, we would sneak in to listen to our parents reminiscing and laughing before the conversation turned to politics and arguing (mostly friendly) ensued. And then at some point in the conversation, a grown-up fell asleep (a Schumm family curse).

    My childhood memories have been triggered a lot in recent weeks, as Project Write Now has made surprise visits all throughout the community to encourage people to jot down favorite memories on sticky notes that we will display at our first big fundraising event on November 29. The theme of the evening is “A Night to Remember,” and we have everyone–chefs, photographers, musicians, poets, students–sharing stories generated by memories. Read more

Literacy Outreach Program & After-School Writing Studio

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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)

    04
    Jan 2017
    Wednesday
    - 6-7:30pm -

    Voices & Verse (TEENS)
    Wednesday, January 4, 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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  • Body of Writing (adults)

    08
    Jan 2017
    Sunday
    - 1-3pm -

    Body of Writing (adults)
    with Mimi Cross

    Sundays, 1-3pm
    Jan 8 – Feb 12

    Body of Writing adds an additional dimension to the traditional body, mind, spirit practice of yoga: story. This class offers a variety of inspirational writing exercises and simple yoga postures as well as meditation and visualization techniques designed to help workshop participants access the stories they carry, often unknowingly, in their bodies. Participants learn calming breathing techniques that allow them to move deeper into the process of unearthing their stories. The artistic aspect of each participant is challenged and nurtured, so you leave feeling stimulated, yet relaxed. Workshop participants depart with new goals for their writing lives or the start of a new piece. No previous experience with yoga is necessary.

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  • Songwriting (ages 8-10)

    10
    Jan 2017
    Tuesday
    - 3:30-4:30pm -

    Songwriting (ages 8-10)
    With Mimi Cross
    Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
    Jan 10 – Feb 14

    Are you a music lover who wants to write songs? This workshop provides a safe space where participants are encouraged and supported to focus on lyrics, melody, chord progression, and mood. We listen to songs, analyze structure, and use literary devices in original lyrics. We use our voices to facilitate the process. Participants work individually and as part of a group. Songs will be written; fun will be had! Prior experience is not necessary.

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