For Children & Teens:
The Notebook Project (ages 8-11) Mondays, November 6-December 18, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Register here.
Teen Writing Group (ages 14-18) Thursdays, November 9-December 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Register here.

For Adults:
Creative Nonfiction Tuesdays, Monthly, 9 to 11 a.m. Register here.
Just Write Tuesdays, November 28-December 19, 7 to 9 p.m. Register here.
Emerging Writers Wednesdays, November 8-December 20, 7 to 9 p.m. Register here.
Poetry & Prose Thursdays, November 9-December 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register here.
Get Unstuck Fridays, December 1-December 22, 9 to 11 a.m. Register here.
Memoir Saturdays, September 16, 30, October 14, 28, December 9, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Register here.

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


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


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.


  • 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


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

  • Just Write (adults)

    Nov 2017
    - 7 to 9 p.m. -

    Just Write (adults)
    Tuesdays, November 28-December 19, 7 to 9 p.m.
    with Lisa Hartsgrove

    ** Only 4 week session!

    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 thoughtful, 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. Every 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.


  • Get Unstuck (adults)

    Dec 2017
    - 9 to 11 a.m. -

    Get Unstuck (adults)
    Fridays, December 1-22, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    with Gay 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.


  • Voices & Verse (ADULTS)

    Dec 2017
    - 7 p.m. -

    Voices & Verse (ADULTS)
    Wednesday, December 6, 7 p.m.

    Taking the step from private writing to public reading of one’s work is an important aspect of developing a writer’s voice. Upstairs at the Count Basie Theater, we are holding a PWN writers reading and open mic. Join us as writers share their stories and take the opportunity to share yours.