THE SONG KNOWS, A SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH LORI CARSON
2 Sessions, 4 workshops per session: Tuesday, July 6, 13, 20, 27
+ August 3, 10, 17, 24
All workshops are held online via Zoom.
Some say that songwriting can’t be taught, but it isn’t true. If you know three chords on the guitar, you can learn to write a song. Maybe they say it because every song is a unique writing experience. You have to find your way every time. You have an idea, a theme, a beginning, even an ending. But the song has its own ideas. It wants to surprise you, move you, lead you to discover it. In this workshop, we will discover your own unique songs, refine them, and perform them. We will experiment with language and form, feed our imaginations with literature and poetry. Whether you are a beginner, a writer of another discipline, or an experienced songwriter who is feeling a little stuck, please join me this summer for four weekly sessions of The Song Knows, a Songwriting Workshop with Lori Carson.
Each four-week session (July and August) will be limited to no more than twelve participants. Two partial scholarships are available for each. If you would like to attend, please introduce yourself. I’d love to know who you are and where you are in your practice—in whatever discipline.
12 students, 2 partial scholarships of $150. For more information, please contact Cassie Archdeacon, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Photo from our show at the Owl (by Kelly Kancyr):
UPCOMING SHOW – February 6, 2020. THE OWL MUSIC PARLOR, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
My tribute to Gregg Allman, an artist I loved. Our duet from Shelter, “Imagine Love,” is also here
NEW: The new issue of 3 a.m. analog, Musicians Who Write, is available now. (See the link on the sidebar.)
“Losing the Gown” – 2 sentence fiction on Salon.com. here
A beautiful piece of writing by Eileen Drennen: here
Reading at BOOK SOUP in LA! here
INTERVIEW with John Shaefer on WNYC’s Soundcheck. Wednesday, August 28, 2013. 9PM 93.9 FM. Listen: here
New Review! NPR Summer Reads by Ann Powers: here
MSN Review and Interview! here
Review by Gee Henry for Volume 1 Brooklyn! here
Largehearted Boy’s Original 1982 playlist: here
My essay in the Washington Post (I did not write the headline) here:
Here’s a review from Popmatters (For ANOTHER YEAR): Popmatters/Lori Carson
Another Year is available for sale on this site as well as at Amazon and iTunes, etc.
Please join my artist page on Facebook (there’s a link to it on the right). I’d love to hear from you. x
Photographs of Lori by Todd Chalfant, 2012