Extraordinary Ordinary Stories
Explore life’s smaller happenings.
We all love a big story–an epic journey, a life lesson, a huge transformation! But it’s often the simple everyday moments that hold just as much meaning and resonate the most with readers. During this class, we explore life’s smaller happenings through reading short slice-of-life mentor texts and responding to generative prompts. Join us as we unearth the funny, quirky, and just plain ordinary stories of our lives.
“I loved the camaraderie, support, and talent! Jen Gaites is always prepared with a creative lesson and writing prompts.”
“Jen Gaites is phenomenal. She is kind, encouraging, and really has a genius sense in detecting themes and providing structure to us. I can’t say enough wonderful things about how she renders class.”
Meet Your Instructor: Jennifer Gaites
“I don’t think I’ll get students excited by saying I’m looking forward to the ordinary! But, really, some of my favorite stories are the quieter ones that focus on a moment or the everyday occurrences that make up who we are and how we make sense of the world around us.”
Project Write Now offers no refunds or credits once registered, except in the unfortunate case a class or event is cancelled. We reserve the right to change instructors if necessary. We reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule any class, workshop, or event because of low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us at email@example.com or call 908.675.0467 for more information. Please note that when you register for a class you are reserving one of a limited number of spots available. Your registration also counts toward our consideration of class minimums.
Our organization was founded to help amplify the voices of those who are often not heard—including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+ individuals, and other historically marginalized groups. We have witnessed how writing and sharing stories has the power to effect change by generating greater love, compassion, and empathy in the listener. In all of our programs, we provide an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming environment. We do not tolerate writing that perpetuates harmful stereotypes or fuels hate. Failure to align with our philosophy can result in your removal from class.