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.

Writers Walk

Adults, Huber Woods (25 Browns Dock Rd, Locust, NJ 07760)
Saturday, September 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET

Looking to connect in person with other writers? Get your creative energy moving while immersing yourself in nature? Then join us for an early morning creative walk through Huber Woods. We begin with a half hour walk to get inspired, and then we gather at picnic tables or a shady spot where we give you inspirational prompts, time to write, and time to talk about your writing projects and processes. Limited to 10 people, so please register as soon as possible. (Feel free to bring your own blanket or beach chair.) *Weather permitting: if it is too hot or rainy, we will postpone for another time.

Write in the Garden

Adults, Horsford Gardens & Nursery (2111 Greenbush Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445)
Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

Join us for a two-hour writing workshop as we plant, water, and grow our creative spirits. Using nature-themed readings, writing prompts, and the senses evoked from the beautiful gardens around us, we find inspiration and the time and space to put our thoughts into words. No writing experience necessary. Sharing is optional but encouraged in this creative and supportive environment.

Teen Writing Group

Ages 14-18, Virtual: Zoom
Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. ET
Six Weeks: September 29 – November 3

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.

Just Critique

Adults, Virtual: Zoom
Thursdays, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. ET
Six Weeks: September 29 – November 3

Join us in this workshop setting to develop and strengthen your narrative voice. Bring your own original pages (max 5 pages per class) and share them aloud to get live reader feedback in a safe, supportive environment. Whether you are writing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or something else, we provide the guidance you need to enhance your storytelling skills.

Painting with Words

Adults, Virtual: Zoom
Friday, October 7, 5 to 6 p.m. ET

Here at PWN, we have found that art feeds art. So what better way to feed our creative writing than to dip our hands in paint? Join us as we create fluid art and then use our images to inspire our written works. You do not have to have any “training” as an artist to attend. Just as we believe anyone can be a writer, anyone can also be a visual artist! Paintings, just like writings, are diverse and unique to each participant. Imagination is encouraged and judgment is suspended as we learn and grow and get creative together.

(We recommend bringing at least one canvas, at least two colors of acrylic paint, and disposable cups to mix your paint. If you want to create “cells” in your paint, you may also want to bring silicone oil as a mixing agent. Please note: If you do not have these painting materials, you can still participate with the writing portion.)