Meet SLANT—Student Literary Artists of Nashville, Tennessee—the Porch's creative writing program for teens. For more information, see the SLANT website:


Interested in teaching a SLANT Workshop? Call for Proposals here


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Join us at University School of Nashville on Saturday, February 27th for a day of writing and discussion with professional writers, writing teachers, and other Middle Tennessee student writers. You'll have the opportunity to write and share in multiple genres; you'll also come away with inspiration and new ideas for writing.


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9-9:30 Registration

9:30-10 Introductory Presentation

10:05-11:45 Morning Workshop

11:50-12:25 Lunch

12:30-1 Keynote Speaker, Ed Tarkington

1:05-2:45 Afternoon Workshop

2:50-3:30 Student Readings and Wrap-up




Poetry Intensive (All-Day)

Short Fiction

Short Fiction Intensive (All-Day)

Creative Nonfiction

Songwriting (All-Day)

Screenwriting (All-Day)


Spoken Word

Children's Literature

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                                                                                                                          Food Writing

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For more information, contact Katie McDougall at or Freya Sach at