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  • Nashville Public Library 615 Church Street Nashville, TN, 37219 United States (map)

This is a free workshop intended for high school students. Students of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome. Workshop seating is limited, so RSVP to save your seat. Registration is open. Sign up here!

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Sometimes the hardest part is to begin. In this session, we’ll discuss the habit and the why of writing before jumping in with writing prompts and story starters. The goal of the session is both to get the juices flowing and to offer strategies for those who occasional suffer a reluctant or sluggish muse. As a bonus, participants can hope to walk away with a promising start to something new.

Katie McDougall is one of the co-founders of the Nashville literary non-profit The Porch Writers' Collective. She earned her MFA in Fiction Writing at Colorado State University, and her short stories have appeared in  BarcelonaReview.com  and in  Storyglossia.com . Katie’s writing awards have included a four-week writing residency at the Kimmel•Harding•Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska, Association of Writers and Poets Intro. Journals Award Nomination for Colorado State University, and the Paul Gillette Writing Contest Finalist. She is currently in the process of finding a home for her first novel,  The Color Wheel .

Katie McDougall is one of the co-founders of the Nashville literary non-profit The Porch Writers' Collective. She earned her MFA in Fiction Writing at Colorado State University, and her short stories have appeared in BarcelonaReview.com and in Storyglossia.com. Katie’s writing awards have included a four-week writing residency at the Kimmel•Harding•Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska, Association of Writers and Poets Intro. Journals Award Nomination for Colorado State University, and the Paul Gillette Writing Contest Finalist. She is currently in the process of finding a home for her first novel, The Color Wheel.

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