SLANT is the youth programming arm of The Porch Writers’ Collective —a nonprofit center for writing based in Nashville, TN. Our mission is to foster Nashville’s literary community by providing area teens with opportunities to learn and practice creative writing in its many forms.

Monthly Workshops

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, SLANT hosts creative writing workshops at the Nashville Public Library. The workshops are free and open to all high school students. Seating is limited to 15 people per session. The link for reserving your free ticket is posted on the event page two weeks before the event date.

These workshops are funded in part by the Robert K. and Anne H. Zelle Fund for Education of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.


Becoming a SLANT member is free, and it allows us to keep you updated on the latest creative writing news. You’ll be the first to hear about all of SLANT’s workshops and events as well as other creative writing opportunities in Nashville and beyond.

Teen Leadership Board

The Leadership Board is a group of high school writers who help organize events and make decisions about future programs. In order to qualify for the Leadership Board, teens must attend at least two SLANT workshops. If you are interested in helping us decide the future of SLANT, let us know!

Career Opportunities

Youth Creative Writing Instructor: We’re looking for an energetic writing instructor to lead creative writing workshops for third grade students. Learn more.

Please send questions to joe [at] porchtn [dot] org.

Thank you to our partners who help make SLANT’s programming possible:


Our monthly workshops are free, but have limited seating, so reserve your seat today! And join the SLANT mailing list to be the first to hear about new workshops and teen writing opportunities. 

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SLANT is free to students, and we like it that way. All donations will be used to pay teaching artists and support staff so that we can continue to make this great program possible.