Lisa Hartsgrove is program coordinator and creative writing instructor for Project Write Now. Please follow the links below for more information, or if you’d like to register for a class or event with Lisa.

Lunchtime Write-In

Adults, Virtual: Zoom*
Fridays, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Join us for one hour of instructor-led writing time. Get your thoughts out and down on the page, create a story to share with others, or escape into your own imaginative world. The choice is yours! Each week, we provide three timed prompts based on a different theme. We leave time at the end of class to share your work if you choose. Research shows that daily writing has a multitude of benefits, and we provide the time, space, and support to reap those benefits. *All proceeds support PWN’s community outreach programs.

*Please note: This class is taught through Zoom video conferencing.

Just Write

Adults, Virtual: Zoom*
Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
Six Weeks: November 2 December 14 (No Class November 23)

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 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. Each week we come together to discover the stories we really want to tell and generate ways to get them onto the page.

*Please note: This class is taught through Zoom video conferencing.

Teen Writing Group

Ages 14-18, Virtual: Zoom & Wet Ink*
Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Six Weeks: November 4
December 16 (No Class November 25)

This teen-led group is designed for teens writing or wanting to start novels, poetry collections, memoir, nonfiction, short story collections, or other projects. (The projects may be in any stage of completion—from ideas to a handful of scenes to near-publication.) We write to the prompt(s) provided by the teen leaders and give and receive constructive feedback. This is a supportive environment where everyone is willing to learn and grow from our shared missteps and triumphs. Find inspirational prompts, friendships, and feedback as you join our community of teen writers who are not afraid to accomplish their dreams. Through plot twists, cliffhangers, and verse, we move closer to finishing, editing, and (hopefully) publishing our works.

*Please note: This class is taught through Zoom video conferencing and the online platform Wet Ink.