We are happy to announce that we will be hosting our second Songwriting Workshop and Retreat at Art House North on August 9th & 10th! Vocational artists, hobbyists, tinkerers… all are welcome. Join my friends and me this summer as we attempt to paint every side of the fruit bowl that is songwriting (we are not really painting - that is a metaphor). Guest facilitators confirmed at this time include Andy Gullahorn, Melody Olson, John Mark Nelson, and Joel Hanson (we are in talks with a couple more)!
We took the feedback from last year to heart and have extended our time together, and will be diving more deeply into the practical aspects of creative writing. The retreat will close with a concert by Andy Gullahorn - a pretty perfect way to wrap-up a songwriter event, if you ask me.
Our time together will include a lot of good food, conversation about the role of the songwriter, practical creative writing help, small group opportunities to share songs with other songwriters, an intimate writer-in-the-round, and the closing concert.
Cost does not include travel and hotel, but covers all programming and *on-site meals from 10am on Friday, August 9th, through the closing **concert on Saturday the 10th.
In addition to the workshop, I will be hosting a limited number of 1hr one-on-one songwriting mentor sessions on Thursday the 8th. These one-on-one sessions cannot be purchased apart from the workshop, and will be scheduled first come first serve (we will follow up with you to schedule a time, post registration)
Participants will also have the opportunity to submit a song ahead of time for feedback. A questionnaire will be sent out once registration is complete. Registration closes Friday, July 12th.
We look forward to seeing you!
*there will be one off-site meal this year where you will be on your own
** the concert will be open to the public - your workshop ticket includes one admission to the concert.