Nina Adel

Tennessee, United States

Member Since: 05/11/2012

Nina Adel is a writer, artist, musician, and educator originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nina studied songwriting and vocal performance at Berklee College of Music and holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from Belmont University and MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University. Her lyric essay Refugere  won the 2020 Bellevue Literary Review’s Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction. She has been published in Sweet Tree Review, matchbook, Moria Selcouth Station, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, The Tennessean, Louisiana Folklife Studies Journal, New Sun RisingStorm CycleSinew and Mulberry Literary (forthcoming), among others, She has recently completed a hybrid, fictionalized memoir composed of linked flash pieces in prose and poetry. Nina speaks several languages, is a published translator and has written, co-produced, recorded and toured behind three albums of original music. She lives in Nashville, teaches writing at a local college, and is the program director of Immigrants Write, a program of the Porch Writer's Collective.


Twitter Username: @writethinkspeak


  • Bellevue Literary Review 2020 Buckvar Prize in Creative Nonfiction(2020)


  • Program Director, Immigrants Write at Porch Writers Collective (August 2019 - )
  • English Faculty at Columbia State Community College (August 2019 - )
  • English Faculty at Tennessee State University (August 2014 - July 2019)


  • Master of Arts in English, Creative Writing emphasis from Belmont University (May 2012)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Hamline University (May 2018)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry