*** Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 21 at 10:00 PM (ET).
NOTE: Below is an announcement for an online-only version of the "If I had a Song" workshop, which takes place the week before the People's Music Network Summer Gathering in Groton, MA from May 26-28, 2023. One the final day of the Summer Gathering, we'll also be offering this same workshop in person for those who attend. More info on the Gathering is here.
Songwriters in People's Music Network strive to write songs that wake people up, challenge the status quo, and reach people’s hearts and minds. We don't believe it takes larger-than-life talent to create powerful songs. Rather, the craft of songwriting involves skill, practice, hard work, and the willingness to listen to how our words and music land with others.
Through our monthly “If I Had a Song” workshops, PMN is building a loving and supportive creative community that provides songwriters with the honest listening we need. Participants present a song-in-progress to like-minded songwriters, and then receive constructive feedback. We’d love to have you join us.
LYRIC SHARING: On the day of the workshop, all confirmed registrants will receive an email containing the Zoom Link plus a link to a google drive folder. Confirmed registrants will receive a separate notification via google drive, which gives you the ability to make written comments on other people's lyrics-in-progress. This can be done before, during, or after the session.
Requirements for Participation:
There is no wait list for the session. Every registrant who meets the following requirements will be confirmed to present a song in progress for peer critique:
Eligibility to Participate:
Participants in this workshop must:
* If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN
Joanie Calem is a musician, singer/songwriter, storyteller, disability awareness activist, community-builder, cross-cultural worker and teacher. She has been teaching music and performing since 1983. Joanie uses music to break down stereotypes, build community and foster connection.
INVITE ANOTHER SONGWRITER TO THIS WORKSHOP
Help us build the community social change songwriters offering one another peer support! Share the Facebook Event and invite friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552848338459852
FACILITATORS EXPLAIN THIS PROCESS
Watch our 3 minute video explaining how members of the People's Music Network are building a community of peers who are writing songs for social change:
©2017-2021 People's Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.