Thank you Monmouth Arts for honoring us with the 2018 Community Arts Education Organization Award.

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Writing Classes:

Just Write Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m. Adults Level 1 April 23 to June 4
FULL Get Unstuck Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. Adults Level 1 April 20 to May 25
Short Memoir Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults Level 2 May 2 to May 30
Emerging Writers Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Adults Level 2 May 2 to May 30
FULL Memoir Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults Level 2 April 26 to May 31
Advanced Creative Writing Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m. Adults Level 3 Ongoing
Poetry & Prose Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Adults All Levels April 17 to May 22
Writing Your Strengths Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Adults All Levels April 26 to May 17
Teen Writing Group Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Ages 14-18 May 3 to June 7

Master Classes:

Narrative Poetry Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults April 28

One-Day Workshops:

KidLit: Writing for Children & Teens Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Adults April 21
Creative Drum Ensemble Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m. Ages 10+ April 22

Visiting Writers Series:

Reading and Q&A with Dr. Dan Tomasulo Thursday, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Adults May 24

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

  • Why Kids Need to Joy Write

    By Colleen Doogan

    As someone who has loved writing since I was a little kid, I used to imagine my own children—now ages 12, 11, and 9—walking around with decorated notebooks in hand, ready to scribble down story ideas. Or bumping into walls because their heads were buried in books. But, no such luck.

    I’d wonder, “What am I doing wrong? Why don’t they love reading and writing like I do?” After all, I am a literacy teacher and writing advocate, so why don’t my kids love writing?

    Thankfully, I have a writing mentor who has shed some light on my frustration. In his latest book, Joy Write, acclaimed author and educational consultant Ralph Fletcher explains that “… today kids aren’t developing a love of writing. They’re just not. We can do better. We have to do better.” I agree. But how is the big question. 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

  • Creative Drum Ensemble (ages 10+)

    22
    Apr 2018
    Sunday
    - 3 to 5 p.m. -

    Creative Drum Ensemble (ages 10+)
    Sunday, April 22
    3 to 5 p.m.
    with Michael Sarin

    Using the universal language of music, we engage adults and young participants in a group dynamic, promoting individual and collaborative creativity, while also providing an encouraging environment for original artistic self-expression. We explore hand drums as well as other percussion instruments, using the rhythms of jazz, funk, soul, world music, rock, and pop. We welcome and encourage any and all who play other instruments to bring them so we can incorporate them into the group. 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. No musical experience necessary. Limited to 12 participants.

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  • Just Write (adults)

    23
    Apr 2018
    Monday
    - 7 to 9 p.m. -

    Just Write (adults)
    Level 1 (Beginner)
    Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m.
    April 23 to June 4, No Class May 28
    with Lisa Hartsgrove

    Do you want to write but have no idea where to start? Do nerves prevent you from joining a writing class? This class is aimed at the shy, closeted, or new writer. In a safe, supportive environment, we invite you into the storytelling mindset with the help of guided writing prompts. We bring in mentor texts as inspiration―including samples of fiction, poetry, memoir, essay, and more―and we motivate you to start and continue your own writing practice. Each week, we come together to discover the stories we really want to tell and generate ways to get them onto the page. This is a beginner-level, prompt-based course.

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  • Memoir (adults)

    26
    Apr 2018
    Thursday
    - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -

    Memoir (adults)
    Level 2 (Intermediate)
    Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    April 26 to May 31
    with Allison Tevald

    Are you ready to discover the story you were meant to write? During this course, we discuss how to find the moments that resonate with readers and turn them into a compelling narrative, using craft elements such as characterization, dialogue, setting, structure, and theme. Analyzing mentor texts, we explore concepts such as story arc, voice, purpose, and emotional resonance. We also spend time workshopping to help you strengthen your voice and style.

    This class is at maximum capacity. Please email our program coordinator, Lisa Hartsgrove, to ask about being put on a waitlist.

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