Lyric: A Songwriting Workshop

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Patty Larkin
Week 9 3RD ANNUAL POETRY FESTIVAL: August 5 to August 10
ORIENTATION: August 5, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: August 6-10, 9am-Noon
Discipline: Songwriting
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

This workshop is part of our 3rd Annual Poetry Festival.

"Lyric" is a workshop for wordsmiths and songwriters who want to explore the sound of words using song templates and poetry for inspiration and illumination.  We'll cover song structure, literary tools, and basic elements of songwriting for any level of writer.  So whether you’ve just wrapped up your latest album, or you haven’t written a song since you were 3 years old, setting words to music is an ancient art form that resonates across all genres and cultures, a touchstone for the personal as well as the universal. Bring an instrument if you play one, but more importantly, bring your voice to share. “Joy is the aim.”  (Mary Margaret O’Hara, "A Year In Song")


Patty Larkin's career spans over 30 years and 13 albums.  She has received a BA in English Literature from the University of Oregon, and an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music. Patty has toured the US and Canada extensively. Her songs have been used in film and TV, and covered by various artists.  She was an Artist in Residence in the Songwriting Department at Berklee College of Music, and is presently working on her 14th album of poems set to song.