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Latine Creative Collective May Meetup

Sunday
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May 5
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12:00 - 2:00PM CT
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The Porch House at 2811 Dogwood Pl., Nashville, TN 37204

The Latine Creative Collective is a gathering of all writers who belong to the vibrant Latine community in the greater Nashville area. We exist to encourage, engage with, and excite Latine writers looking to grow in their craft and connect with this special community. There will be opportunities to share and workshop writing, network, and learn from one another as we all endeavor to tell meaningful stories. (Latine is a gender-neutral term to describe people of Latin American descent.)

Facilitated by Porch instructor Julian R. Vaca!

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Julian R. Vaca is a first generation Mexican American and a first generation college graduate. He is currently a staff writer on PBS’s Reconnecting Roots, a nationally broadcast show that drew in millions of viewers over its first two seasons. He is the co-writer of Pencil Test, a feature-length documentary that's being executive produced by Disney animation legend Tom Bancroft (Earnest Films, 2023). His writing has appeared in The Nerd Daily, Writer’s Digest, and more. He is a PEN/Faulkner Writers in School author, a member of the SCBWI, and a Hey! Young Writer mentor. Julian also has an extensive background in acting, earning a principal role in CMT's Still the King for two seasons. He also stars as the host of Lifeway’s “Gospel Project for Kids,” and dozens of other projects. His debut Young Adult series The Memory Index (HarperCollins) is available wherever books are sold. Julian is repped by Natalie Kimber of The Rights Factory.

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