Classes

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, camp, or event with Lisa.

Lunchtime Write-In

Adults, Fridays, 12:15 to 1 p.m.

Join us for 45 minutes for 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. We provide a writing prompt (and alternative), and then we write. Toward the end of the class, you can choose to read your work aloud. Research shows that daily writing has a multitude of benefits, and we provide the time, space, and support to reap those benefits. (A link to enter Zoom will be sent to your email once registered.) You also choose your payment (suggested $10) and there is a no-fee option. All proceeds support our community outreach programs.

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

REGISTER FOR LUNCHTIME WRITE-IN

Just Write

Adults, Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
Six Weeks: June 2 – July 7

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 currently taught through Zoom video conferencing.

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Write for Bridge Ink

Ages 12-15, Lessons Available on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Six Weeks: May 27 – July 1

This class is for teens who not only love to write but would also like to get published. Using our online young adult literary magazine, Bridge Ink, as a guide, we provide mentor texts and inspirational prompts to help you generate first drafts. Then you receive constructive feedback from our editors as well as your peers to help you revise your work. We encourage you to submit to Bridge Ink* as well as other literary magazines we recommend, although that is not required to participate. Through the process, you connect with fellow teen writers, building a supportive writing community.

*We cannot guarantee acceptance into Bridge Ink or any other literary magazine.

Please note: This class is taught using the online platform Wet Ink.

REGISTER FOR WRITE FOR BRIDGE INK

Teen Writing Group

Ages 14-18, Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Six Weeks: June 4 – July 9

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.) For the first part of the class, we use the online platform Wet Ink to write to the prompt(s) provided by the teen leaders and to give constructive feedback. Then we move to Zoom to continue conversations around writing and sharing our work. This is a supportive environment, where everyone is ready to learn and grow from our shared missteps and triumphs in writing. Find inspirational writing prompts, new friends, and feedback as you join our community of teenage 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 currently taught through Zoom video conferencing and the online platform Wet Ink.

REGISTER FOR TEEN WRITING GROUP

Time to Write

Adults, Lessons Available on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Six Weeks: May 5 – June 9

Do you want to write but have no idea where to start? Do nerves prevent you from joining a writing class? This virtual class is the perfect place to delve into the storytelling mindset and begin crafting the stories you were meant to write. Each week, we provide a mentor text for inspiration based on a different theme (nature, dreams, objects, for example) and creative prompts to generate at least 500 words that you can share with the instructor and your peers for thoughtful feedback. Join us as we motivate one another to start and strengthen our writing practice while building a supportive writing community.

Please note: This class is taught using the online platform Wet Ink.

REGISTER FOR TIME TO WRITE