Community Writing Room

$10 - refreshments served


February 19th, 6pm-9pm: Tell Us Your Story

Community members of all ages meet to gather stories that matter. In a safe space, the community shares their vision for a future that works for them.

Open to the public, with no writing experience necessary - just a desire to tell your story.

March 18th,6pm-9pm: The Writers Room

6pm - 7pm: Nerissa works with other screenwriters to develop the community’s stories into one script.

7pm - 9 pm: The screenwriters workshop their personal scripts and set a schedule for future screenwriting meetups at ArtServe.


Youth Screenwriting workshops

$30 - refreshments served

Want to make a movie?

Our award-winning resident film educator works with teens to produce a compelling screenplay from start to finish. Students will develop a screenplay from idea to script, including story structure, screenplay format, character creation, dialogue, and action writing.

You can also expect a guest or two from the film/ media industry to give advice on production and distribution. There will be a pause in the workshops for Spring Break, with a final staged reading with real actors (!) of all teen work on May 23.


Saturday, February 15th, 10:00am – 3pm

Saturday, March 7th, 10:00am – 3pm

Saturday, April 4th, 10:00am – 3pm

Saturday, May 23rd, 10:00am – 5pm, with the final workshop before summer featuring a staged reading of selected scripts from 3pm to 5pm.

Lunch will be provided, but please feel free to bring snacks/drinks.



About Nerissa Street

Nerissa Street is a multiple award-winning arts educator and filmmaker based in South Florida. She's a two-time SXSW (South by Southwest) presenter and was the only woman selected to present at the inaugural TEDxMIA in 2010. Her students have performed and presented across the country, with their most recent performance being at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Her work has had the audiences of Cinema Paradiso (now Savor Cinema), Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Human Services Coalition (Catalyst Miami), Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce, The Frank Gallery, the A&E Network, South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, Edna Manley School of Performing and Visual Arts, Centers for Spiritual Living, Broward County Libraries, the Broward County Cultural Division, Artspace USA, Code Fever Miami, Universal Foundation for Better Living, AAF Creative Zen, Office Depot Foundation, Family Literacy Arts Program, the Artist as Entrepreneur Institute, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Motherhood Foundation and the Women's Media Center, the Education Fund, 1310 Gallery, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Images and Voices of Hope, and the globally recognized South by Southwest EDU conference.

Her work has been funded by the National Educators Association, Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, the Broward Housing and Urban Development office, the Broward County Board of Commissioners, and private donors. She has been mentored by the Professional Development Program at Creative Capital and was a 2016 finalist for the Knight Arts Challenge for her program Girls Call The Shots. She is the inaugural Immersive Filmmaking Artist-in-Residence for Artserve in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.