Lisa Hartsgrove is program coordinator and creative writing instructor for Project Write Now. Please follow the links below for more information and to register.

Lunchtime Write-In

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

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.

Teen Writing Group

Ages 14-18, Virtual: Zoom
Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. ET
Six Weeks: January 19 – February 23

This teen-led group is designed for dedicated teen writers—all genres welcome! We write to prompt(s) provided by teen leaders and give and receive constructive feedback. We also offer time and space for deeper feedback on works written outside of class. This is a supportive environment where everyone is willing to learn and grow together. Find inspiration, friendship, and encouragement 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.

Throws & Prose: a bowling & writing workshop

(In partnership with the English MA/MFA program at Monmouth University)

Adults, In-Person: Monmouth University Ciniello Family Bowling Center (400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch)
5 to 7 p.m.

One-Day: Friday, February 3

Strike up some fun! If you like pins and pens—that’s bowling and storytelling—then this event is right up your alley! After one hour of playing bowling games, we play on the page, letting inspiration strike us from unusual places. Whether you win or lose, you always get a round of snaps and applause when you share your work in our supportive environment. Join us for this evening of fun at the Monmouth University Ciniello Family Bowling Center!

Write Out Loud

Adults, In-Person: Asbury Book Cooperative (644A Cookman Ave, Asbury Park)
starting at 7 p.m.
One-Day: Tuesday, February 14

Join us for a fun evening of storytelling, conversation, and community! Using creative prompts, we generate new writing and then share our work. (Outside pieces are welcome too, but they must be your own work, 500 words or less, and align with PWN’s mission to provide a supportive environment.) If you would like to read, please email to be put on the readers list. Come to write, read, or listen! Your story matters and we want to hear it!

Pop-Up Writing Workshop: A Happier Hour

Adults, In-Person: Resources Real Estate (457 Broad Street, Suite A, Shrewsbury)
6 to 7:30 p.m.
One-Day: Thursday, February 23

Join us for a fun evening of storytelling, conversation, and community! Using creative prompts, we generate new writing and then share our work. (Sharing is not required.) Give yourself the time and space to discover the stories you were meant to tell! No writing experience necessary. Refreshments available.

All funds support PWN’s community outreach programs.