SONG OF THE SOUL: A DAY-LONG SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
WITH CRIS WILLIAMSON
Pre-National Women’s Music Festival
Marriott Madison West Hotel in Middleton WI.
Yes, you CAN write a song. Cris will show you how!
Wednesday – July 4 — 10:00am – 6:00pm – $150*
Independence Day for your Creativity! Light the Fuse. Enjoy the Fireworks.
“Everyone has songs living within, ready to emerge,” Cris Williamson writes. “The mind may say, ‘I cannot do this.’ The mind may say, ‘I’m not a musician.’ The mind may say, ‘I cannot sing.’ The mind may say, ‘I’m just too shy.’ These things don’t matter. What does matter is coming here just as you are, and showing up to write and cast your lines deep into the stream of consciousness?
If you’re a songwriter, you may already know this and be eager to hone your skills and fire up your creativity. The mind may say, ‘This sounds so interesting, but is it for me?’ Even if you already are a songwriter, I assure you, it’s interesting, it’s for you, it’s for everyone. Beginner’s mind is a wonderful thing that allows all of us, beginners and advanced, to start fresh every moment, every day.
At the end of this workshop — working together — we’ll have made small, beautiful things called songs. Songs are made things. And everyone can make one. It can take practice, but practice is fun and we’ll do it together. I’ve seen it happen time and again, the making of nothing into something, sound out of silence, songs out of Soul.
Yes, you can write a song. I will show you how. Come join me on July 4. Let’s make our own fireworks, of the creative kind. Let’s unearth new skills and make new lifelong friends. Let’s dig in and surprise ourselves. Let’s work hard. Let’s have fun. Let’s create some songs.” – Cris
Experience not required. Everyone welcome.
Workshop includes group and individual instruction.
Materials list includes writing instruments of your choice, rhyming dictionary, and thesaurus.
* email firstname.lastname@example.org about working artist discount.
Cris Williamson honored by NPR