“Good authors too who once knew better words / Now only use four-letter words / Writing prose. / Anything goes.” – Cole Porter
This interactive workshop combines appreciation of great musical storytellers with practical exercises to develop and strengthen your own lyric-writing skills. Over six weeks you will take part in group discussions about song lyrics from different musical genres; focusing on form, theme, content, and imagery from artists such as Cole Porter, Oscar Hammerstein, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. You will also hone your story-telling abilities through guided exercises each week. By writing lyrics in different genres you will discover your preferences, allowing you to create your own lyrics to the music of your choice.
29 October to 3 December (6 sessions).