Master Classes

Screenwriting for Writers

We’re pleased to announce a special evening Master Class with actor, screenwriter, and producer Bill Timoney. During the class, Bill shares his long experience as a professional storyteller to give us insight into and practical tips on how to incorporate professional screenwriting techniques in our own writing. His class includes writing exercises (and maybe even some acting tricks), focusing on key components of a successful story, such as dialogue and characterization. He also offers advice on how to get started with writing your own screenplay, highlighting resources and tools that have been useful to him during his career.

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Project Write Now, 25 Bridge Ave., Suite 130, Red Bank
Instructor: Bill Timoney

Bill Timoney has worked in the entertainment industry for four decades. Primarily an actor in film, TV, and theater (including Broadway), the New Jersey native and current Monmouth County resident’s eclectic and versatile career also encompasses screenwriting, producing, and development. His wide range of projects include writing for the Nickelodeon Channel’s TV movie division, working as the writers’ assistant on a “Star Trek” TV series, and adapting scripts for dubs of Japanese animation. Bill currently provides script coverage and analysis for several Los Angeles-based clients, from talent agencies to production companies (including actor/producer Bryan Cranston).

For more about Bill and to see his many acting credits, visit his Wikipedia page here.


Narrative Poetry

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live” — Joan Didion

In this Master Class, we discuss and practice strategies for writing and revising poems that tell our stories and, ideally, surprise us in the process. We read sample poems to see what they teach us about narrative control, clarity, productive ambiguity, precision, lineation, and the use of literary tropes to create memorable narrative poems. Then we produce and discuss new drafts. This is a generative workshop, and writers at all levels of experience and skill are welcome.

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Project Write Now, 25 Bridge Ave., Suite 130, Red Bank
Instructor: Mihaela Moscaliuc

Mihaela Moscaliuc was born and raised in Romania, where most of her family still resides. She is the author of the poetry collections Immigrant Model (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) and Father Dirt (Alice James Books, 2010), translator of Carmelia Leonte’s The Hiss of the Viper (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2015), and editor of Insane Devotion: On the Writing of Gerald Stern (Trinity University Press, 2016). The recipient of two Glenna Luschei Awards (in poetry and prose, respectively) from Prairie Schooner, a residency fellowship from Le Chateau de Lavigny (Switzerland), an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and a Fulbright fellowship to Romania, Moscaliuc is assistant professor of English at Monmouth University and faculty in the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation.


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.