Workshops


Social Activist Journalism

Mondays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
April 25 – May 16
with Gilda Rogers

From social media platforms to local and national newspapers, there are myriad opportunities to voice your opinion about important issues that affect our lives in today’s challenging world. This four-week class is designed to give you the skills and tools to report facts infused with opinions in a powerful way to effect change. We discuss what social activist journalism is, analyzing a diverse array of voices. After taking a look at the basic tenets of journalism, we explore different forms your writing can take–op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, social media and blog posts, and photojournalism. The goal at the end of the session is for you to have a piece ready for submission.

Suggested Donation: $150 or let us know what you can pay. Class offered at no charge to qualifying students. Please register, select “Pay by Check,” and email info@projectwritenow.org to make payment arrangements.

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Creative Drum Ensemble

Mondays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
April 24 – May 22
with Michael Sarin

We are happy to announce that Project Write Now is offering a 5-week session FOR ADULTS for the Creative Drum Ensemble! Using the universal language of music, we engage participants in a group dynamic,promoting individual and collaborative creativity, while also providing an encouraging environment for original artistic self-expression. We will explore hand drums as well as other percussion instruments, using the rhythms of 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. NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Limited to 12 participants.

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Creative Nonfiction

Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Monthly
with Greg Phelan

This workshop is designed for adult writers (18+) in the process of writing a manuscript-length creative nonfiction project who are seeking community, support, and constructive feedback. Students regularly submit complete units of their work-in-progress for class discussion, as well as read and comment on their fellow students’ work. Emphasis will be on both the craft of writing and the skills needed to sustain and complete a book-length work. Students are accepted by application only. Please contact us at writersinstitute@projectwritenow.org for submission guidelines.

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FULL* Memoir Writers

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
April 26 – May 31
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.

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Emerging Writers

Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
April 26 – May 31
with Allison Tevald

Discover the community that develops when writers come together. We analyze mentor texts to discuss what makes a story compelling and write during each session with a focus on some aspect of the craft. Every week, we write, read, and workshop our writing as a team to help find the right direction, voice, and style to get you to the next level. Whether you’d like to try fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or hybrid, we inspire your creativity and provide the time you deserve to dedicate to your craft.

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Life Stories

Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
May 11 – June 15
with Lisa McLaughlin

This introductory writing class is for adults 50 and older interested in documenting their life stories. Each week we explore a new theme, such as family, health, and spirituality, to evoke memories that you write about and share with your group. This process of self-exploration is transformational, enabling you to gain new perspectives on your life.

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Just Write

Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
April 27 – June 1
with Lisa Hartsgrove

Do you want to write but have no idea where to start? Do nerves prevent you from joining a writing class? This class is aimed at the shy, closeted, or new writer. In a safe, supportive environment, we invite you into the storytelling mindset with the help of thoughtful, guided writing prompts. We bring in mentor texts as inspiration―including samples of fiction, poetry, memoir, essay, and more―and we motivate you to start and continue your own writing practice. Every week, we come together to discover the stories we really want to tell and generate ways to get them onto the page. This is a beginner level, prompt-based course.

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Get Unstuck

Fridays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
April 28 – June 2
with Gay Edelman

How many times have you thought, “that’s a great book idea,” or “someday I’ll write that article,” only to abandon the project before the first word hits the page? By the time we’re 40, we all have enough wisdom and experience to launch an entire series of books, yet too often we stifle ourselves. Get unstuck in this six-week class. Develop strong writing habits, learn how to tame the “inner critic,” and begin drafting the stories only you can tell. Find community and support through a writing class that adjusts to meet your needs and goals, even if you haven’t defined them yet. If you’ve toyed with the idea of what would happen if you committed to writing your story, this class is for you.

Designed for women over 40.

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Project Write Now reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule any class, camp, or event because of low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In the unfortunate case an event is canceled, Project Write Now will issue a full refund of the fees paid.

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