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:

Creative Drum Ensemble Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m. Ages 10+ May 6
Girls Writing Group Saturday, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Ages 12-15 May 19

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

  • 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.

  • Writing Your Strengths (adults)

    26
    Apr 2018
    Thursday
    - 7 to 8:30 p.m. -

    Writing Your Strengths (adults)
    All Levels
    Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    April 26 to May 17
    with Greg Phelan

    Self-improvement has traditionally been based on the idea that we need to overcome our weaknesses to be successful. That we’re imperfect and need to be fixed. But what if we have everything we need right now–that the key to increasing well-being is paying attention to and cultivating our strengths? That’s just what recent groundbreaking research in positive psychology shows. By reflecting on our strengths, we will become more resilient and find more meaning in our lives. In this workshop, you identify your signature strengths and write stories and reflective essays to explore how you use strengths in your lives and how you can apply them now and in the future. No prerequisites or writing experience necessary—just an openness and willingness to share with the group. This course is ideal for people in transition at any age.

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  • Narrative Poetry (Adult Master Class)

    28
    Apr 2018
    Saturday
    - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -

    Narrative Poetry

    “We tell ourselves stories in order to live” — Joan Didion

    In this Master Class, we discuss and practice strategies for writing and revising poems that tell our stories and, ideally, surprise us in the process. We read sample poems to see what they teach us about narrative control, clarity, productive ambiguity, precision, lineation, and the use of literary tropes to create memorable narrative poems. Then we produce and discuss new drafts. This is a generative workshop, and writers at all levels of experience and skill are welcome.

    Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
    Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Project Write Now, 25 Bridge Ave., Suite 130, Red Bank
    Instructor: Mihaela Moscaliuc

    Mihaela Moscaliuc was born and raised in Romania, where most of her family still resides. She is the author of the poetry collections Immigrant Model (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) and Father Dirt (Alice James Books, 2010), translator of Carmelia Leonte’s The Hiss of the Viper (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2015), and editor of Insane Devotion: On the Writing of Gerald Stern (Trinity University Press, 2016). The recipient of two Glenna Luschei Awards (in poetry and prose, respectively) from Prairie Schooner, a residency fellowship from Le Chateau de Lavigny (Switzerland), an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and a Fulbright fellowship to Romania, Moscaliuc is assistant professor of English at Monmouth University and faculty in the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation.

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    Project Write Now reserves the right to change class instructors if necessary. Project Write Now reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule any class or event because of low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In the unfortunate case a class or event is canceled, Project Write Now will issue a full refund of the fees paid. No refunds or credits will be given for any days missed by the participant.

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