Classes

In order to help you select the right class, we have tiered them levels 1 through 3. These levels reflect the type of experience you will have in the class, not the difficulty of the class or expertise of the instructor. No matter where you are in your writing practice, you are welcome to join or apply for any level.

Level 1 – This is a prompt-based class designed to generate new writing with no or minimal outside assignments.

Level 2 – This class includes mentor text analysis and workshopping. Depending on the instructor, there may be outside assignments.

Level 3 – This class focuses on workshopping with a commitment to present polished work. It also includes mentor text analysis and weekly outside assignments.

Studio Mondays

All Levels
Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
SIX WEEKS
April 29 – June 10 (No May 27)
PWN Studio
with Allison Tevald

Start your week off in the studio with focused time to generate writing. A PWN instructor will provide creative prompts and exercises to kick-start your creativity. Use this two-hour block to focus on an existing project or start a new piece. Bring your favorite writing tools or devices. Most of the session is spent composing or revising, with a portion at the end for sharing, questions, or discussion. The format of Studio Mondays is subject to change based on the instructor and style of exercises provided. However, you are welcome to reject prompts and work on your own ideas.

You can pay as you go for $25 per class.

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Memoir

Levels 1&2
Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m.
SIX WEEKS
July 8 – August 19 (No Class July 22)
PWN Studio
with Jennifer Gaites

If you have thought about writing a memoir but have no idea where to begin, this is the class for you. In a safe, supportive environment, we invite you into the storytelling mindset with guided prompts while also introducing the fundamentals of memoir writing—characterization, voice, setting, emotional resonance—using mentor texts as inspiration. Each week, we come together to discover the stories we were meant to tell and the motivation needed to start and continue our own writing practice.

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Creative Writing Intensive

Level 3
Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
SIX WEEKS
July 9 – August 13
119 Maple Ave., #201
with Allison Tevald

In this class, we workshop your writing each week, following workshop rules to analyze and discuss what the writer is accomplishing and how. In addition, you are given a close-reading assignment that will be discussed the following week. Together, we learn from published writers, as well as from one another, how to create engaging, clear nonfiction and fiction stories. Be inspired by fellow writers in the community and push yourself to generate writing at a higher level.

Application required. Please contact us at wi@projectwritenow.org for submission guidelines.

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Memoir

Level 2
Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.
SIX WEEKS
July 10 – August 14
119 Maple Ave., #201
with Jennifer Gaites

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.

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Short Memoir

Level 2
Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
SIX WEEKS
July 10 – August 14
119 Maple Ave., #201
with Jennifer Chauhan

Do you find yourself capturing scene after scene from your life experiences but are not sure what to do next? In this class, we select a handful of pieces that we can develop into stand-alone short memoirs. Analyzing mentor texts, we explore concepts such as story arc, voice, purpose, and emotional resonance. We also spend time workshopping to get your pieces ready for submission.

This class requires instructor approval. Please email wi@projectwritenow.org for more information.

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Memoir

Level 2
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SIX WEEKS
July 18 – August 22
119 Maple Ave., #201
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.

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KidLit: Picture Books

Levels 2&3
Thursdays, 5 to 7 p.m.
FIVE WEEKS
July 25 – August 22
PWN Studio
with Michele Prestininzi

Do you have a picture book idea or a working draft? During this five-week course, we workshop drafts of our picture books to get feedback from the instructor and our peers. While we look at the essential elements of picture books—plotting, pacing, and age-appropriate language—we also experiment with different structures—including the classic story, the circular story, the concept story, and the fractured fairy tale—to discover the narrative arc that works best with our story and theme. Immerse yourself in the world of children’s literature while developing and strengthening your own voice and style. This course is recommended for those who completed KidLit: Picture Books Level 1 or for those ready to write/revise full drafts.

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Writers Workshop

Levels 2&3
Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
SIX WEEKS
July 11 – August 15
PWN Studio
with Eileen Whitener

This class provides the opportunity to share writing and thoughtful feedback in a workshop setting. (Previous workshop experience is not required, but some experience having written novel/memoir chapters or short stories is helpful for full participation.) You learn a specific workshop model and then apply that model through analysis and discussion of one another’s writing. Some time may also be reserved for generative writing, story planning, and/or craft discussions to leave you with new ideas to work on throughout the week. Be inspired by fellow writers in the community and push yourself to generate writing at a higher level.

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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.