Words change hearts; changed hearts change the world. David helps participants overcome practical and emotional challenges to writing well, debunking some myths along the way. Through guided exercises and instructive examples, he teaches tools to invite inspiration, enrich content, and polish craft. You will focus first on writing strong poetry, then turn to ways to shape and release tension in crafting songs, using rhythm, melody, song structure, and prosody. Creating a supportive and fun environment, David encourages growth and challenges participants, whatever their level of experience.
Award-winning singer-songwriter David LaMotte has produced ten CDs and performed 2000 concerts on four continents, appearing with Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Desmond Tutu. BBC Radio lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.” David not only performs, but encourages others to discover the power of their own stories and find artful ways to tell them through his poetry and songwriting workshops.
$540/shared room; $650/private room; $395/commuter
July 15 – 19, 2012
based on accommodations choice