Storytelling Through Song: A Lyric-Focused Songwriting Workshop

Stories live within each of us. Songs can be powerful tools for preserving and honoring story. In this interactive workshop we will work together in a safe, non-judgmental space to access our stories and translate them into song. How do words suggest melody and vice versa? How does song form influence the communication of a narrative? We will engage in wordplay exercises and guided free-writing. We will examine and discuss examples of songs that tell a story. Bring and instrument if you wish (not required) and something to write with/on. On the second day we will share what we have created. Voluntary sharing is encouraged!

NOTE: This workshop runs Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1-3pm and may be attended in addition to a morning writing workshop.

Beth Wood

Beth Wood is an award-winning songwriter, a modern-day troubadour, and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, powerhouse voice, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for twenty years. Beth recently launched 20/20, a celebration of her twenty years as a full-time musician in which she will release twenty new works to subscribers and fans in 2017. Over the course of those twenty years, Beth has been touring, writing, creating, collaborating, and performing non-stop. Beth has released ten independent albums and one book of poetry with album #11 and book #2 currently in the works. Beth’s work has expanded to include teaching voice and song coaching as well as leading workshops at festivals, songwriting retreats, and beyond. Beth believes that engagement in the process of creation is as important as its outcome. Her musical philosophy is that there are no wrong notes.

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