We are delighted to announce our second annual fundraiser, “Come Together: A Performance + Party,” to be held at the Two River Theater on Friday, October 13, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.!

This year we’re excited that we will be on the big stage for a dramatic reading performed by students who will share their incredible stories. We will kick off the evening with a cocktail hour featuring delicious food from Chef Chino Albans of The Danish Café​ and live music by the super-talented Austin Vuolo. After the performance, the festivities will continue with more music, food, drink, and lots of conversation and community!

We hope you will join us for this special celebration! You can purchase tickets here.

REGISTER FOR FALL CLASSES, TODAY!

The Notebook Project (ages 8-11) Mondays, September 25-October 30, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Register here.
Creative Drum Ensemble (teens) Mondays, September 18-October 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Register here.
Creative Drum Ensemble (adults) Mondays, September 18-October 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register here.
Creative Nonfiction (adults) Tuesdays, Monthly, 9 to 11 a.m. Register here.
Just Write (adults) Tuesdays, September 26-November 7, 7 to 9 p.m. Register here.
Short Memoir (adults) Wednesdays, September 20-October 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register here.
Emerging Writers (adults) Wednesdays, September 20-November 1, 7 to 9 p.m. Register here.
Speak With Confidence (adults) Thursdays, September 28-November 2, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Register here.
Teen Writing Group (ages 14-18) Thursdays, September 21-November 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Register here.
Get Unstuck (adults) Fridays, September 29-November 17, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register here.
Memoir (adults) 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.

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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, 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.

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  • Dear College Essay Writer

    Dear College Essay Writer,

    You are about to go through a huge transformation. All that stress you’re feeling about writing the most important essay of your life? It’s going to be gone. One day, a few weeks from now, you will walk away from our studio light on your toes, confident you have just written the best essay you possibly could have written.

    Here’s how it works. You come to the studio with no idea what to write about or you’ve already written a draft that answers an essay question. Or you’re somewhere in-between. A writing instructor will have a conversation with you about what the essay is supposed to show the reader. (It’s an opportunity to showcase your voice, how you think, what you care about, and/or your desired purpose in life.) The topic can be anything—butterflies, fantasy football, making homemade pasta on Sundays, singing stress away—because you will show who you are through the writing.

    The writing instructor will find out about you, where you live and go to school, activities you’re involved in, what you do to relax, and what keeps you up at night. There is always a moment where, through discussion, the essay “appears.” You will suddenly know what the story is, because the essay is really a story that you can tell that no one else in this world can.

    Then, we provide exactly what you need—that all of us need—to write: time and space. In our studio, you will be among people who are also focused and writing. Our writing instructors will be available if you get stuck, have a question, need to be redirected, or need to be pushed to find just the right word or phrase. Then you will discover, if you haven’t already, that writing a strong essay is a process. Trust the process. As you revise, you need time between drafts to think. And you need deadlines.
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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

  • Speak With Confidence (adults)

    28
    Sep 2017
    Thursday
    - 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. -

    Speak With Confidence (adults)
    Thursdays, September 28-November 2, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    with MK Harby

    One of the top fears among adults is public speaking, yet this is one of the most valued skills in our society today. In this workshop, we show you the best way to communicate and engage an audience for your voice and style. Topics include having a clear objective, presence, rethinking your audience, tools for connection, and effective ways to practice. Leave feeling more confident in your ability to stand in front of a group and speak without fear.

    REGISTER NOW

  • Visiting Writer Workshop with Heather Harpham

    30
    Sep 2017
    Saturday
    - 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. -

    Workshop with Heather Harpham
    Saturday, September 30, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    We’re pleased to welcome Heather Harpham as the next author in our Visiting Writers Series. Heather will give a lively, insightful writing workshop with physical exercises to spark your imagination and inspire your own work. Heather will also read and discuss her widely reviewed new memoir Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After, which was chosen for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers series. (Copies will be provided for registrants.) We hope you can join us for this wonderful opportunity to work with Heather.

    When: 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 30th
    Where: Project Write Now, 25 Bridge Avenue, Suite 130, Red Bank, NJ
    Cost: $50 per person (includes a copy of Happiness)

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    About Heather Harpham

    Heather is a writer, teacher, and physical theater performer. Her writing for the stage includes six solo plays, including Happiness and BURNING, which toured nationally. Harpham’s work has been recognized with the Brenda Ueland Prose Prize, a Marin Arts Council Independent Artist Grant, and a grant from the Barbara Demin Memorial Fund. Harpham received her MA and MFA, in theater and creative writing respectively, from NYU. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and SUNY Purchase and lives along the Hudson River with her family.

    About Happiness

    Heather’s debut memoir, Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After, is a love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices.

    “[Harpham] describes with warmth, fearless honesty, and humor the harrowing saga of what happened after she gave birth…[She] has written a heartfelt exploration of familial bonds and the sometimes incredibly bumpy journey one must take to get to contentment.” -Publishers Weekly

    “If ‘A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’ wasn’t already a book title…I would apply it to HAPPINESS. Oh, heck. I’ll apply it anyway. HAPPINESS…is Heather Harpham’s utterly gorgeous (heartbreaking, staggering, genius) story of life with a seriously sick child.” -Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune

  • Voices & Verse (adults)

    04
    Oct 2017
    Wednesday
    - 7 p.m. -

    Voices & Verse (ADULTS)
    Wednesday, October 4, 7pm

    Taking the step from private writing to public reading of one’s work is an importance 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.

    REGISTER NOW

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