Songwriting

Seeing the wood for the trees

Monday August 26th - Saturday August 31st 2019

Totleigh Barton

Where and how do you begin to write a song? This week your tutors will help you identify useful ideas as the seeds from which to grow a song, and how to develop and focus these ideas into a finished piece of work. We will explore different genres and the roles songs play, the joy and mystery of creating a song from seemingly nothing, and find ways never to be scared of a blank page again.

Single room price: £795

 

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

Totleigh Barton

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

Tuesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.

Wednesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. In the evening a guest speaker joins the group.

Thursday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You are free to spend this evening as you wish.

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

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