For Children

Writing is one of the most essential skills students can have for success in school and in a career. No matter their life path, students must be able to compose their ideas and insights in a cohesive, coherent, and compelling manner.

Our approach to teaching writing is to engage students through their own interests, enhancing their skills and building confidence in a safe, supportive environment.

Our classes are designed to reach all children—the child who loves to write and the child who struggles to get his or her ideas down on paper (or who says he/she is a bad writer. We are here to change that belief!).

Project Write Now gives students:

  • A safe, supportive environment to express themselves and explore their creative and intellectual curiosity.
  • Ownership of their writing by letting them choose their own topics and set goals for improvement.
  • Experimentation with different styles of writing. Our classes support the Common Core State Standards while also providing experiences in freewriting, fiction, and poetry.
  • Tools to write the way published authors do–through a process of prewriting, drafting, seeking feedback, revising, editing for grammar & style, and publishing.
  • Real-life audiences. In addition to sharing in class, students are encouraged to participate in our writer’s celebrations, enter writing contests, and submit their work to a variety of publications. They also have the opportunity to publish in our literary magazine, Verve (coming soon).
  • The motivation to read a variety of genres outside of their comfort zone and through the lens of a writer.
  • Strategies on how to communicate effectively through tweeting, texting, posting, and blogging. We discuss the importance of social media literacy.
  • A writing community. We believe in the importance of joining with fellow writers to inspire and support each other.

We are happy to help you find the best class for your child. Please give us a call at (908) 675-0467.

We also run private writing groups (four children minimum) and provide one-on-one tutoring. We will match you with the instructor best suited to help your child achieve his/her writing goals.

To download a Scholarship Seat Application for your child, click here.

The Notebook Project (ages 8-11)

Mondays, September 25-October 30
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
with Colleen Doogan

One of the most important tools a young writer can have is a writer’s notebook. During this class, we show you how to think like a writer and use your notebook as a place to explore the heights and depths of your imagination. We jot, plan, organize, draw, play around with ideas, explore, and just plain have fun with ordinary moments of our lives. We look at objects, photos, pictures from magazines, artifacts, and more, moving you from “I have nothing to write about” to “I have SO much to write about.” This class is perfect for the beginning of the school year to help inspire young writers.


Creative Drum Ensemble

Mondays, September 18-October 30 (NO CLASS OCT 9 & 23 )
5:30 to 7 p.m.
with Michael Sarin

Using the universal language of music, we engage young people in a group dynamic, promoting individual and collaborative creativity, while also providing an encouraging environment for original artistic self-expression. We begin as a percussion/drum ensemble and then incorporate other instruments, exploring jazz, funk, soul, world music, rock, and pop. We also promote the voice as an important vehicle for expression via spoken word, rap, and singing. Participants share in creative control by contributing their composition ideas. We will look for performance opportunities within Red Bank, adding our voice to its diverse and culturally rich community. Limited to 10 participants.


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.