Date

Feb 05 2021 - Feb 07 2021
Expired!

Time

All Day

Sisters Songworks 2.0: An Intimate Virtual Songwriting Retreat

Sisters Songworks is an intimate and intensive virtual writing retreat celebrating and exploring the art of songwriting in community.

North Carolina Songwriter Jonathan Byrd and the SFF veteran teaching artist Ellis Delaney with a masterclass offered by award-winning songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman. Retreat facilitation by host Beth Wood.

Celebrating and exploring the art of songwriting in community. Sisters Songworks is an intimate and intensive virtual writing retreat celebrating and exploring the art of songwriting in community. The weekend workshop will bring in noted songwriters and poets, facilitated by Beth Wood among other instructors to delve into the magic of songwriting. Sisters Songworks is an opportunity to learn from professional singer-songwriters, connect with others who share a love of songwriting and poetry, share your work in a non-performance focused setting, and engage in creativity in a supportive environment.

Sample Schedule:

Friday: 7-9 pm — Introductions, group writing, concert by instructors

Saturday: 9-9:30 Gather, morning poem/song, instructor shares songs/poem
9:30-10:45 – master class (all participants)
11-noon – workshop #1 (we break out into 2 groups)
Noon-1:30 – lunch break
1:30-2:30 – workshop #2 (groups swap)
2:45-3:45 – workshop #3 (break out into 2 groups)
4-7 pm – Free time / dinner break
6:30-7 pm – Optional “happy hour” time for visiting/socializing
7-9 pm – Song circle

Sunday: 10-10:30 Gather, morning poem/song
10:30-11:30 – workshop #1 (break out into 2 groups)
11:45 – Q & A/Open Discussion
12:30 Closing

Each weekend can accommodate a maximum of 22 participants, divided into smaller groups for workshop sessions.

Each weekend retreat will include small group workshops, master class, a song circle, opportunities for sharing, an instructor concert, Q & A with instructors, time for reflection, and plenty of stretch/dance party breaks to keep our blood flowing.

For additional questions or concerns regarding program content: Beth Wood bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com. For additional questions or concerns regarding logistics, arrangements, and general assistance: Dave Ehle dave@sistersfolkfestival.org or 541-588-7066.

Cost is $175. Because this is a virtual event, refunds will not be given. Enrollment may be transferred by the purchaser.