Keep an eye out for “I remember …” collection boxes located at select businesses throughout Red Bank. You will be able to jot down your favorite memories and drop them in the boxes. Then come to the event and see if your memory is shared!

For more information or if you’d like to become an event sponsor, please contact Jennifer Chauhan at jennifer@projectwritenow.org or 908.675.0467.

Announcing our Fall Schedule! Register today!

Six-Week Session II begins the week of November 1.


Inspired Writing (Mondays, Nov 7 – Dec 19, 4:30-5:30pm) Ages 7-9
Songwriting (Tuesdays, Nov 1 – Dec 20, 3:30-4:30pm) Ages 8-10
Flash Fiction (Tuesdays, Nov 8 – Dec 20, 5:30-7pm) Ages 10-12
Fan Fiction (Wednesdays, Nov 2 – Dec 14, 5:30-7pm) Ages 12-15


Body of Writing (Sundays, Nov 6 – Dec 18, 1-3pm)
Memoir Writers Studio (Wednesdays, Nov 2 – Dec 14, 9:30 to 11:30am) CLASS FULL
Emerging Writers (Wednesdays, Nov 2 – Dec 14, 7-9pm)
Stranger Than Fiction (Thursdays, Nov 3 – Dec 15, 7-9pm)

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 & 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 dedicated to helping people of all ages become better writers as they gain the confidence, skills, and insight needed to reach their personal, academic, and professional goals. We are committed to building a vibrant writing community that supports, inspires, and motivates.


  • The Universal Writing Prompt: I Remember

    By Allison Tevald

    In my third semester of graduate school, I became seriously stuck in my writing. I was avoiding the blank page, afraid that what I wrote would suck and need to be scrapped, or, worse, that I would crack open and spill out something painful. My professor at the time was understanding and told me everything that we at PWN tell our students of all ages: Everyone has a story to tell. Write to find your voice. Write to discover. Do not self-edit while drafting.

    Then, I got an email from him:

    Subject: I forgot!

    This one is essential: I Remember, by Joe Brainard

    Reading Brainard’s memoir, I discovered if he has something to say about linoleum floors and oreo cookies dunked in milk, then I too had something important to say. I marveled at how, in scattered sentence and short-paragraph form, he zoomed in on his own personal moments, and then pulled out to a wider lens of common experiences. The scope was astounding, and his grace and honesty beautiful. Read more

Literacy Outreach Program & After-School Writing Studio


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 are also developing 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

  • Discover The Story You Need to Write

    Oct 2016
    - 10am-3pm -

    Discover The Story You Need to Write
    October 29
    10am to 3pm

    With Laura McCullough

    We all have a unique story inside, whether it’s from our own lives or from what we have synthesized from the world. In this one-day intensive workshop, we move through a number of writing exercises to find out what those stories are. We discuss strategies, technique, and craft to focus and expand on what we know we have to write. We share material, consider stories and books as models, and look for meaning and connections to help deepen our narratives. Memoir, humor, travel stories, personal essays, short or full length, you are welcome to bring a work in progress, an excerpt from a larger project, or get help starting the story you always wanted to tell. We go from thinking to publishing as we discuss the writing itself to the management of a big project.


    Laura McCullough’s essays, memoirs, stories, and poetry have appeared in places such as The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, The American Poetry Review, Guernica, Pank, Gulf Coast, The Writer’s Chronicle, Best American Poetry and others. Her manuscript The Wild Night Dress, to be published in 2017, was selected by Billy Collins as a winner of the Miller Williams Poetry Prize. She is author of eleven books including Panic, which won the Kinereth Genseler Award. Her fellowships and scholarships include Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Sewanee Writers Conference, the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference, the NJ State Arts Council and more. She teaches full time at Brookdale Community College in NJ and is on the faculty of the Sierra Nevada low-res MFA. She is founding editor of Mead: the Magazine of Literature and Libations. Visit her website: www.lauramccullough.org.

  • Songwriting (ages 8-10)

    Nov 2016
    - 3:30-4:30pm -

    Songwriting (ages 8-10)
    Tuesdays, November 1 – December 20, 3:30-4:30pm
    With Mimi Cross

    Are you a music lover who wants to write songs? This workshop provides a safe space where participants are encouraged and supported to focus on lyrics, melody, chord progression, and mood. We listen to songs, analyze structure, and use literary devices in original lyrics. We use our voices to facilitate the process. Participants work individually and as part of a group. Songs will be written; fun will be had! Prior experience is not necessary.


  • FULL Memoir Writers Studio (adults)

    Nov 2016
    - 9:30 - 11:30am -

    FULL Memoir Writers Studio (adults)
    Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 9:30 to 11:30am
    With Jennifer Chauhan

    Are you ready to take your stories to the next level? Our Writers Studio is the perfect place for you to workshop what you are writing with the guidance and support of a small group and instructor. If you have an ongoing project you are passionate about or a story idea you’d like to explore, we offer a safe, supportive environment for you to share your work to gain insight and feedback. We provide gentle constructive critique, while teaching you narrative techniques, such as characterization, voice, description, dialogue, and structure. Here’s your chance to turn your ideas into a book, short story, play, or more.