Dan Blakeslee Songwriting Instructor - Star Island Retreat
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Rye, NH 03801
I will be the songwriting instructor for this writers retreat on Star Island off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. Here is more about the conference: "Writers in the Round" is a multi-day creative retreat for poets and songwriters and poets in a beautiful natural setting. The retreat is a time for artistic growth in a safe environment, fostered by instructors who are experts in their art, be it poetry or songwriting. They are chosen for their experience in their field and their holistic approach to teaching and fostering creativity. The group experience consists of instruction on craft, prompts for new poems or lyrics, and workshops to revise pieces in progress. We have evening round robins where participants are encouraged to share new work. All are encouraged to take appropriate creative risks and push themselves to explore new aspects to the process of writing. Honesty, compassion, and humor are qualities valued by retreat organizers and participants.