Why become a Porch member?

 

·      Nourish your own writing practice.

Whether you are a seasoned scribe or new to the life of letters, The Porch offers a wide variety of experiences to feed the literary soul. By becoming a Porch member, you join a community of writers and supporters of writing who are not only dedicated to the power and possibility of the written word but are also committed to fostering literary lives. 

 

·      Participate in Nashville’s literary community.

Nashville is growing by the minute, thanks in part to the spirit of creativity that thrives within its proverbial city walls; the literary arts are a unique and important part of this boom. By becoming a Porch member, you support not only The Porch's mission to foster the development of writers, but in essence, you participate in Nashville's creative culture.

 

·      Support creative writing outreach and education in Middle Tennessee.

By becoming a member of The Porch, you support our outreach initiatives across Nashville, including our free teen program, SLANT (Student Literary Artists of Nashville, TN) , Creative Writing for Immigrant and Refugees, and our scholarship program for our adult workshops. Whether to advance literacy through creative writing or to utilize writing workshops as a means toward self-expression, self-reflection, or storytelling, The Porch has much to offer not only its writers but all its community as a whole. 

 

FAQ:

·      Do I have to be a writer to be a member of The Porch?

Not at all. By becoming a member, you are supporting both The Porch and the literary vitality of Nashville. Readers, writers, and arts supporters of all stripes welcome!

·      Will my membership renew automatically?

It will not. We will alert you when your annual membership is approaching the renewal date and will provide an easy link to renew. 

·      Can I be a Sustaining member by contributing Monthly?

Absolutely! We love our sustaining members. You name the dollar amount you'd like to contribute. Annual membership levels and benefits apply. Email Ryne@porchtn.org to set this up.

 

Levels of Membership: 

Basic Membership: $50/yr

Membership Benefits Include: 

  • 100% Tax Deductible

  • Porch classes discounted 10%

  • Members-only discounts on Porch programming, including Open Studio, Brown Bag Lunches, and our Happy Hour Lecture series.

  • Subscription to The Sewanee Review discounted 15%

  • 10% Discount at Gift Horse

 

Founders Club: $100/yr

Membership Benefits Include: 

  • Tax Deduction based on benefit options selected

  • All other Basic Membership Benefits

  • Subscription to The Oxford American

  • Parnassus Books one-time shopping spree for 20% discount

 

Publishers CLUB: $250/YR

Membership Benefits Include: 

  • Tax Deduction based on benefit options selected

  • All other Basic Membership Benefits

  • Gift certificate for one free half-day class

  • Subscription to The Oxford American

  • Parnassus Books one-time shopping spree for 20% discount

 

Porch Patron: $500/yr

Membership Benefits Include: 

  • All Founders Club Membership Benefits

  • Handmade leather-bound journal by Linenlaidfelt

 

Click here to become a member. 

Or email Ryne@porchtn.org to set up a sustaining membership.