Feb 21 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Songwriting In Community: A 6-Week Workshop/Playshop with Beth Wood

Songs can be powerful tools for preserving and honoring story, expressing emotion, and sharing your unique perspective. In this interactive workshop we will work together in a non-judgmental, supportive space to access our unique stories and translate them into song. What are the nuts and bolts of songwriting and how can we utilize them to convey our message? What makes a memorable melody? How does song form influence the communication of a narrative? We will explore tools for beginnings and engage in wordplay and writing exercises. We’ll refine our awareness in noticing the choices that songwriters make. We will write, share, listen and learn from each other. Bring your open heart, your open mind and your curious spirit. All levels of songwriting experience are welcome.

I LOVE sharing what I have learned and what works for me in songwriting. I love supporting other songwriters in their creative process and in sharing their work. I love what happens when people who love songs gather to geek out about songs! And I believe we have much to learn from each other.

What we will do in our time together:
–practical writing exercises/games
–sharing ideas, songs, and creations with each other
–examine nuts and bolts of songwriting, a mysterious process
–revel in the mystery
–deep listening
–share in discussions about songs and the creative process
–work from prompts to generate new songs

I am honored to partner with Sisters Folk Festival on this offering! We will meet in person in the JAM Studio (upstairs, suite 101) at the Sisters ArtWorks building (204 W. Adams Ave, Sisters, OR) on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Maximum of 12 participants. Tuition is $150 for all 6 sessions with pay-what-you-can pricing available for interested participants. For more info, please reach out directly at

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