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! We have three classes coming up right now:

WRITING THE NIGHT with Madelin Parsley (grades 3 - 5, Sat. Jan. 30

HYBIRD FORMS with AM Ringwalt (grades 6 - 8), Sat. Feb. 20

CODES AND CODEBREAKERS with Madelin Parsley (grades 3 - 5), Sat. Feb. 27

Summer Camp

2020 SOLD OUT
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 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.

Scholarships available. To inquire about applying, contact Joe@porchtn.org.

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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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