Please email info@projectwritenow.org for more information or to see about being put on a waitlist.

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For Children & Teens:

Whimsical Writing Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Ages 7-9 Begins March 6
Story Hunt Mondays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Ages 10-12 Begins February 26
Teen Writing Group Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Ages 13-18 Begins March 1

For Adults:

Poetry & Prose Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. All Levels Begins March 15
Just Write Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m. Level 1 Begins February 26
Get Unstuck Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. Level 1 Begins March 2
The Short Story Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Level 2 Begins February 27
FULL Short Memoir Wednesdays, 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Level 2 Begins February 28
Emerging Writers Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Level 2 Begins February 28
Memoir Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Level 2 Begins March 1
Path to Publication Fridays, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Level 2 Begins March 2
Advanced Creative Writing Workshop Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m. Level 3 Ongoing

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.


  • 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


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)

    Feb 2018
    - 7 to 9 p.m. -

    Just Write (adults)
    Level 1 (Beginner)
    Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m.
    Feb 26 to April 9 (No Class April 2)
    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. 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.


  • Story Hunt (ages 10-12)

    Feb 2018
    - 5 to 6:30 p.m. -

    Story Hunt (ages 10-12)
    Mondays, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
    Feb 26 to April 9 (No Class April 2)
    with Colleen Doogan

    “Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” — Mary Oliver

    This class is designed for all writers―from the shy to the enthusiastic. Looking at everyday moments and rituals and reading from published examples, we discuss what makes a good story and how to find the inspiration to write one. We create storyboards while going over the elements of craft—exposition, building tension, climax, resolution—then we write our own stories through prompts, exercises, and brainstorming. Don’t dismiss the ordinary. Be inspired! Here’s your chance to write a compelling story, all while in a safe, supportive environment.


  • The Short Story (adults)

    Feb 2018
    - 7 to 9 p.m. -

    The Short Story (adults)
    Level 2 (Intermediate)
    Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
    Feb 27 to April 10 (No Class April 3)
    with Allison Tevald

    How can studying short story form strengthen our writing? In this class, we examine short stories from notable literary journals through a writer’s lens, taking note of what craft moves the author is making and how they are successful in doing so. We contemplate overall structure, points of view, characterization, voice, style, sensory elements, and more, to help direct our own writing. Join the class to widen your reading landscape, discover what makes a memorable piece of writing, and practice your craft in new ways.