SUMMER SHORTS

New this summer! We are offering shorter evening sessions designed to inspire your creativity while strengthening your writing skills in new and different ways. Ekphrastic Writing! Songwriting! Beginnings, Middles, and Ends, Oh My! Join us whether you are new to the writing experience, want to explore other genres and styles, or are looking to deepen your practice. We have something for everyone!

Writing Through an Artistic Lens

All Levels
Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
FOUR WEEKS
July 16 – August 6
PWN Studio
with Jennifer Chauhan

Looking for something different to inspire your writing this summer? Join us for this four-week course as we explore the visual arts (photography, paintings, sculptures, and more) to open up new pathways and insights into our writing. We cross genres (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) as we write in response to artwork (aka ekphrastic writing) and see what emerges when we let our creativity flow. We also look at what artwork can teach us about narrative techniques—characterization, voice, setting, figurative language, and more. This course is designed for writers at all stages—whether you are looking to reinvigorate your process, generate new material, or deepen pieces you are currently working on. The last class will be held at a creative space, such as an art gallery (location TBD).
*No prior writing or art experience necessary.

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Beginnings, Middles & Ends

All Levels
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
THREE WEEKS
July 17, 24, 31
PWN Studio
with Allison Tevald

How do you captivate your reader from the first sentence, keep them turning the pages, and then conclude with a satisfying ending? In this three-week course, we break down beginnings, middles, and ends, and spend time analyzing mentor texts of all genres to discover the literary techniques authors use. We learn how to apply those techniques to our own work through in-class and take-home writing assignments. Enjoy the benefits of a multi-level class by mixing with writers at various stages in the creative process and spend time generating, revising, or completing a short piece.

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Songwriting Intensive

All Levels
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
THREE WEEKS
August 7, 14, 21
PWN Studio
with Mimi Cross

For musicians and non-musicians alike! Over the course of three in-depth sessions, learn to create original songs that connect events in your personal lives to universal truths. Through analysis of lyrics, tempo, dynamics, mood, and instrumentation, you gain an understanding of song structure as well as valuable listening skills that can be used in the songwriting process. You are encouraged and supported as you experiment with writing original lyrics, working on your own or as part of a group. Creating a successful melody and effective chord choice are also covered in this intensive. Simple vocal warm ups and breath are taught at the start of each session to facilitate the songwriting process.
*Prior musical experience is not necessary.

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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.