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.
Adults, Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Five Weeks: September 16-October 21 (No Class September 23)
Start your week off in the studio with focused time to generate writing. A PWN instructor provides prompts and exercises to kick-start your creativity. Use this two-hour block to focus on an existing project or start a new piece. Bring your favorite writing tools or devices. Most of the session is spent composing or revising, with a portion at the end for sharing, questions, or discussion. The format of Studio Mondays is subject to change based on the instructor and style of exercises provided. However, you are welcome to reject prompts and work on your own ideas. You can pay as you go for $25 per class or pay $130 for all six classes.
Adults, Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
Six Weeks: September 17-October 22
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.
Ages 11-13, Wednesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Six Weeks: September 18-October 23
Are you a tween who loves creative writing? Do find yourself filling pages in your notebook but aren’t sure what to do with them? This group is all about young writers like you. We focus on finding and enhancing your storytelling voice by exploring different genres and perspectives through inspirational prompts and mentor texts. We meet in a workshop setting to write and share our work, giving and receiving constructive feedback, advice, and encouragement. This is a safe, supportive environment for you to find and refine your ideas, make new friends, and even have some snacks!
Ages 14-18, Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Six Weeks: September 19-October 24
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, 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.
Adults, Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m.
One Day: October 5
Discover the stories you really want to tell! Please join Project Write Now instructor Lisa Hartsgrove at Catsbury Park for a one-day creative writing opportunity designed for both new and seasoned writers looking for inspiration to get into the storytelling mindset. Limited to 15 participants. $20 per person* (pay at the door) *All proceeds benefit Catsbury Park.