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 camp.
Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
September 18 to October 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.
Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
September 20 to October 25
This group is designed for teens writing novels, poetry collections, memoir, nonfiction, short story collections, or other projects, and for those about to start one. The projects may be in any stage of completion, from a handful of scenes and ideas to near-publication. We meet in a workshop setting to give and receive constructive feedback, advice, and encouragement to help each other move forward with our projects. 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, feedback, food, and refreshments 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.
Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
September 19, 2018 to May 23, 2019
Do you dream of being published? Do you love passing the time filling pages with words? Here’s your chance to become a part of an exciting editorial process.
Bridge Ink @ The Studio provides real-life experience as you imagine, execute, and manage a large-scale project: our online young adult literary magazine, Bridge Ink. Project Write Now’s staff of professional editors guides you through the process of generating original story ideas, revising your work, and polishing for publication.
You can write fiction, poetry, personal essay, or anything in between, and receive personalized feedback from our editors. You can also submit art for our monthly ekphrastic challenge, and you can help with layout and suggest ideas for feature stories.
This project-based learning experience allows you to see the importance of time management, commitment, and professionalism.