Workshops

KidLit: Writing for Children & Teens

Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
July 17 to August 14
with Michele Prestininzi

Here’s your chance to see if writing for children and teens is for you. We focus on aspects of craft: character development, world building, plotting, and themes. We partake in meaningful discussions about scope, structure, language, and more. Topics also reflect interests of the class. This class is suitable for anyone who has a concept, a scene, or an early draft for a middle grade or young adult story. Enhance your writing style and learn how to take your writing to the next step.

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Emerging Writers

Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
July 18 to August 22
with Allison Tevald

Discover the community that develops when writers come together. We analyze mentor texts​,​ discuss​ing​ what makes a story compelling​.​ Each week, we write, read, and workshop our writing to help ​learn​ 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.

Registration for this class is full. For questions or to ask about being put on a waitlist, email lisah@projectwritenow.org.

Poetry

Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
July 26 to August 23
with Laura McCullough

“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.” —Audre Lorde

This summer, invite poetry into your life. If you already write poetry, come learn more about craft—image, metaphor, sonics, musicality, rhetorical strategies—and experiment with new strategies. If you’re new to this genre or just want to be a better reader, this class helps you discover poetry in ways you didn’t know were possible. We support you where you are and get you to where you want to be. All levels welcome, and sessions are geared to the interest and experience level of participants.

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Memoir

Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m.
July 30 to August 27 (No Class August 13)
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. This is a beginner-level, prompt-based course.

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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.