Write the story you were meant to tell.
Are you ready to discover the story you were meant to write? During this course, we discuss how to find the moments that resonate with readers and turn them into compelling narratives, using craft elements such as characterization, dialogue, setting, structure, and theme. Analyzing mentor texts, we explore concepts such as story arc, voice, purpose, and emotional resonance. We also spend time workshopping to help you strengthen your voice and style.
“I love the casual and collaborative nature of Jen’s course! I constantly learn from Jen and all of my fellow writers. It truly feels like we are lifting one another up.”
Meet Your Instructor: Jennifer Gaites
“What I love about memoir is the process of discovery. We have writers coming into class with a wide range of experience and goals for their writing—from the person putting their stories into words for the first time, to the person who is in the thick of a full-length memoir. But it always works, because we are all there to support one another in the process. With memoir, there is also this magical thing that happens (writers know it as ‘the personal is the universal’) when writers share their stories; we feel a deeper connection to ourselves and to those around us.”
Learn why Jennifer loves teaching memoir. Spoiler alert: It’s the connections.
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.