Writing about Music
This workshop (six sessions of 90 minutes each) explores, through the act of writing, our relationship to music and its impact and meaning in our lives.
Together, we’ll listen to music together, have opportunities to write what we think and feel in a variety of literary forms – poetry, personal essays, mono- and dialogues, journaling and “imagined letters”, as well as critiques of favorite artists, recordings and live performances. And, we’ll share what we’ve written in ways that are comfortable, but which on occasion stretch our “comfort zones” in meaningful, growth-producing ways.
Writing assignments and exercises will include prompted in-class journaling exercises, Progoffian writing episodes, and take-home assignments. Each week, group members will be asked to read their work aloud, and to receive feedback, input and support from others in the group. Suitable for groups of up to seven participants.
Together, we’ll explore the joy, meaning and magnificence of music in our everyday lives, while learning from the musical masters, and from one another.