Our Programs

 
 

City-Wide Satellite Guild

eligibility: 6th grade and up; Davidson co. resident

prerequisite: none!

Satellite Guilds are the entrance point to Girls Write Nashville programming. Young writers across Davidson County participate in a twice-a-week after-school program facilitated by a local professional female artist. In this community-oriented environment, participants develop the tools to express themselves through song, share their work with supportive peers, learn the basics of recording, and showcase their songs to the community. One day per week of programming is devoted to learning and workshopping, where youth will have space to create their own songs and seek support from the lead artist. The second day per week, we host a Writers’ Guild, inviting youth to share their work with each other, becoming active parts of each others’ creative journeys. Participants will also learn the basics of recording, learning to engineer sessions for their peers and getting to record their own songs. Each participant will leave the program with a high quality demo of one of their songs.

The Drkmttr City-Wide Satellite Guild is open to any girl residing in Davidson County in 6th-12th grade. Priority enrollment is given to youth in Title I schools or who meet our other priority enrollment criteria.

when

Spring Semester; January - May
two days a week, 4-6pm

where

TBA

Please read our FAQs before applying!

 

MNPS MS Satellite Guilds

eligibility: 6th-8th grade; open to students of participating schools

prerequisite: none!

Satellite Guilds are the entrance point to Girls Write Nashville programming. Young writers across Davidson County participate in a twice-a-week after-school program facilitated by a local professional female artist. In this community-oriented environment, participants develop the tools to express themselves through song, share their work with supportive peers, learn the basics of recording, and showcase their songs to the community. One day per week of programming is devoted to learning and workshopping, where youth will have space to create their own songs and seek support from the lead artist. The second day per week, we host a Writers’ Guild, inviting youth to share their work with each other, becoming active parts of each others’ creative journeys. Participants will also learn the basics of recording, learning to engineer sessions for their peers and getting to record their own songs. Each participant will leave the program with a high quality demo of one of their songs.

We currently operate MNPS MS Satellite Guilds in three schools: McMurray Middle Prep, Wright Middle Prep, and Antioch Middle Prep. These guilds are held at these schools from 4-6pm and are open to students of those schools who are in 6th-8th grade.

when

Spring Semester; January - May
two days a week, 4-6pm

Locations

McMurray Middle Prep
520 McMurray Dr, Nashville, TN 37211

Wright Middle Prep
180 Mccall St, Nashville, TN 37211

Antioch Middle Prep
5050 Blue Hole Rd, Antioch, TN 37013

 

All-City Artists Guild

eligibility: 9th grade and up; Davidson co. resident

prerequisite: at least one year in a satellite guild

Our All-City Artists Guild is our most advanced program open to returning GWN participants who are in 9th-12th grade. This exciting mentorship program pairs high school girls with local female professional songwriter mentors. The pairs work together bi-weekly from January - June. Once a month, youth writers attend the All-City Writers’ Guild where they share their songs with each other, offer feedback, and participate in an arts scene of their own creation. The season culminates in a recording session at a professional local studio in collaboration with a team of professional studio musician women where each participant gets to record and produce one of her songs. Participants also perform their songs an a public album release show.

The All-City Artists Guild is for Davidson County residents in 9th-12th grade. Admittance into the All-City Recording Guild is by invite/inquiry only to participants who have already completed at least one year in a Satellite Guild.


when

January - June
Writers Guilds - one Saturday a month
participants meet bi-weekly with their mentor
Recording weekend May 23-25, 2020

Location

Girls Write Nashville HQ
230H Cumberland Bnd
Nashville, TN 37228

Applications are by invite only

If you are a current Satellite Guild participant, ask your Guild leader about how to apply!

 

All-Ages Open Mic

Girls Write Nashville facilitates a youth-led all-ages open mic night at local all-ages DIY venue Drkmttr located at 1111 Dickerson Pike in East Nashville. This event is open to the public, you don’t need to be enrolled in Girls Write Nashville to come hang out and/or perform! Check out our events page for dates and more information.

when

see events page for show calendar

Location

Drkmttr
1111 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207

 

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs for more info!