This event is designed by members of the Nashville AAPI Writers Group, which began as a casual gathering in October 2022. In this special one-day workshop moderated by Porch instructor Yurina Yoshikawa, AAPI screenwriter JR Robles will lead a short writing exercise and provide constructive feedback. Reserved for Nashville writers who identify as AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander), but beyond that, all levels of screenwriters are welcome from beginners to professionals.
JR Robles is an actor, writer, filmmaker, and teacher based in Nashville, TN. His recent writing credits include Compassionate Caren in the Big Bad World, and Breaking. He has many projects, screenwriting and otherwise, in development. He is a prominent member of the Nashville AAPI Writers Group, and was one of the featured readers at the inaugural AAPI Writers Showcase.
"JR was an amazing instructor. He welcomed screenwriters of all levels, including beginners like myself. He was warm, encouraging, and spoke out of experience as a writer and actor. His writing exercise was unique and memorable. I would definitely take another class with him in the future!"