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!



Novel Collab Lab

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Team up. Write a novel. Get published. 

Tons of great books and virtually all film and television scripts are co-written by several authors. This summer, it’s your chance to join the writers’ room. In the Novel Collab Lab, you’ll team up with other teen writers to outline and co-write an entire novel. Author Alee Anderson of Hey Young Writer will guide you through the writing process, and you’ll get tips from other mentors who work in writing and publishing. Then we’ll publish the finished novel!  

We’ll be meeting on Zoom, and folks outside of the Nashville area are definitely welcome. Open to all writers in grades 9 – 12. 

July 18 – 29
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Summer Camp

Slant creative writing summer camp '22
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
Register Here

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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