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Three workshops include Music as Muse, Lyric Writing, and Music and Writing:
Music as Muse with George Guida
The Music as Muse workshop, designed to increase the musicality of both prose (fiction and nonfiction) and poetry by engaging both the music of language and the music they love. Participants will then produce short exercises and share new work. Poet George Guida will be teaching the workshop. Guida is the author of four books, including The Pope Stories and Other Tales of Troubled Times (Bordighera Press, 2012). His fiction, poetry, and criticism appear in many journals and anthologies, including Alimentum, Barrow Street, Controlled Burn, Florida English, Hobble Creek Review, Hurricane Blues, Inkwell, Italian Americana, J Journal, the Journal of Popular Culture, Literature and Gender, the Long Islander, Maintenant, MELUS, New Hungers for Old, Paper Nautilus, the Paterson Literary Review, the Place Where We Dwell: Reading and Writing about New York City, VIA, and Wild Dreams. George is also a playwright and a popular and enthusiastic performer of his work. He otherwise occupies himself as an associate professor of English at New York City College of Technology, as Poetry Editor of 2 Bridges Review, and as President of the the Italian American Studies Association.
Lyric Writing with Mary Edwards
The Lyric Writing Workshop, designed to introduce students to song writing techniques. Students will explore what makes lyrics stand out and what the relationship between word and music discovers. Students will be listening to some successful songs of a variety of different genres to get a sense of how songs work. Songwriters are encouraged to bring lyrics-in-progress if they have them. This workshop will be led by singer-songwriter Mary Edwards.
To hear Mary Edward's work, here are the following MP3s:
"LOW SOFT SHOULDER":
Music and Writing with Gerry LaFemina
The Music and Writing Workshop will examine how music is written about critically, practically, and as inspiration. Led by poet Gerry LaFemina, students will learn how to develop a band's profile, write album and performance reviews, and more. Writers will be encouraged to help "write the scene" and promote the musical diversity of the region.
For more information:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 301-687-4340
Following the workshop, the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing will host a special fundraiser called
New York Lounge Night.
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