Creative Writing Workshop for Immigrants and Refugees: FREE


Creative Writing Workshop for Immigrants and Refugees: FREE


In this free class, offered twice annually, immigrants and refugees in the greater Nashville community learn how to transform life experiences into memoir, how to write fiction from the imagination, how to find a poem in a moment and make it grow, and how to play with language (and make languages play with each other). Creative writing can be a great form of stress relief, self-care and enjoyment, and sharing stories with others allows the safe exchange of unique perspectives and experiences. In this class, participants learn about the elements of writing, have time to write in class, and have the option to share writing with the class and instructor for feedback.


  • Instructor: Nina Adel

  • Length of workshop: 8 weeks

  • Date: Mondays, October 21 - December 9

  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Location: The Curb Center
    1801 Edgehill Ave Nashville, TN 37212

  • Cost: Free

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Nina Adel is a writer, artist, musician, and educator originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nina studied songwriting and vocal performance at Berklee College of music, received her MA in English and Creative Writing from Belmont University and her MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University.

She has recently completed a hybrid, fictionalized memoir composed of linked flash pieces in prose and poetry. She has been published in Sweet Tree Review, Selcouth Station, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, The Tennessean, Louisiana Folklife Studies Journal, New Sun Rising, Storm Cycle, Pyrokinection and Poets for Living Waters, among others, and is a Glimmer Train honorable mention recipient.

Nina speaks several languages, is a published translator and has written, co-produced, recorded and toured behind three albums of original music. She lives in the heart of Nashville alongside her two native Nashvillian children and two boisterous hounds and teaches writing at a local college.