Youth

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The Porch youth program fosters emerging writers in grades 3 - 12 by providing opportunities to learn and practice creative writing in its many forms and to connect with other young literary artists.

In addition to our online workshops, we partner with Nashville area schools, after-school programs, libraries, and community centers to provide creative writing workshops in many genres. While all of our in-person workshops are currently suspended, we can still write together!



Words & Music: A Collaboration with the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra

$5 • Saturday, september 24 • 12:00 - 1:00 pm ct
in person at porch house
2811 Dogwood pl., nashville, tn 37204

This session is only open to teen writers. We’re offering this course at a discounted rate as part of the Porch’s ongoing commitment to provide low-cost writing enrichment for young people. If you are over 18 years old, please search for the adult version of this class.

The Porch is excited to partner with the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra (NPO), a volunteer community orchestra that brings free performances to a wide variety of audiences throughout the year. In this special one-day workshop, we'll listen to excerpts from a piece of classical music that will be performed by the NPO in an upcoming concert. The instructor will guide you as you write sensory and emotional responses to the music. At the end, you'll have the option to share these responses to be printed and displayed at the NPO concert venues. Designed for listeners and writers of all levels. No prior knowledge of classical music required!

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Summer Camp

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Do you love to make up stories, poems, or songs? Do you love to scribble in your journal? Discover new ways to bring your words to life with help from prominent Nashville authors. Over the course of five days, you’ll learn tips used by famous writers and kickstart your own stories and poems with a variety of writing activities and creative prompts. Whether you’re a new writer or already have a journal full of ideas, this is the perfect chance to develop your skills alongside other young writers who share your passion. Write hard, have fun, and tell your stories the way only you can.

Location: The Porch HQ at 2811 Dogwood Place
Registration Cost: $200

Camp SLANT: Grades 7-9
July 11-15, 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Camp SLANT: Grades 4-6
July 18-22, 9:30am - 12:00p
Register Here


COVID-19 and Meeting In Person

·
 Masks are welcome but optional.
· All camp instructors have been fully vaccinated.


Scholarships are available! Email joe@porchtn.org to request an application.

More About Youth Programming

Our mission is to foster Nashville’s literary community by providing emerging writers in grades 3 - 12 opportunities to learn and practice creative writing in its many forms.
Writing Workshops
We partner with Nashville area schools, after-school programs, libraries, and community centers to provide creative writing workshops in many genres. Due to COVID-19, all of our in-person workshops are currently suspended. But we can still write together! Check out our list of online workshops available for elementary, middle, and high school writers.Please send questions to joe [at] porchtn [dot] org.

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Words and Music: A Collaboration with the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra (TEENS)

Yurina Yoshikawa
Saturday
Feb 18
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Feb 18

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