songwriting workshops

maiden voyage - october 19,20
with the amazing susan gibson


Come join Mike for a songwriting workshop, in his Boohatch home, this October 2018.
It is sure to be fun, encouraging, enlightening, and hopefully helpful. 

Our intention for this workshop is to have it feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible - to facilitate a non-judgmental space to explore the craft of songwriting, while collaborating within a community. The time spent with us at The Boohatch will encourage you to reach new heights (or depths) and expand more into your own creativity, and the art of a well-written song.

Mike is over the moon to have his long-time friend, the masterful and lovely Susan Gibson along as a guest teacher. She probably needs no introduction but in case you’ve been steeped in other realms - "Susan has spent more than a decade crafting great songs that share (and usually exceed) the qualities that made "Wide Open Spaces" such a hit - authenticity, wit, and themes to which just about anyone with a heartbeat can relate." - No Depression Review Susan has taught at many writing and music workshops. We’re so happy she said “yes!”

Also along for the ride is Chrislyn Lawrence - artist, writer, and community organizer, who will help facilitate the work flow of the workshop and lead one or two mini-sessions.

Each session is designed to instruct and also challenge and move you. There will be group sessions each day and 1:1 opportunities with the workshop teachers. There will be time for solitude as well as group writing and jam sessions, with the final night giving you a chance to perform a show with Mike and Susan.(no force here - your choice)

Come ready to learn, expand, and laugh.

We are tightening up the final schedule over the next two weeks. However, we intend for it to start on the morning of Friday the 19th, and will end Saturday night (with an optional brunch/breakfast/send-off on Sunday morning before you leave)

Tuition is $550/person. A $100 deposit reserves your spot. We are limiting this to 8 people. There is ample lodging in Ada, including nice RV parks, and the amazing Turner Falls isn’t too far of a drive either. (more info on lodging to come soon! we are working on some discounts for folks at hotels in Ada) 

Breakfast will be provided on Friday-Sunday mornings, including coffee and tea, and we will cook a family style dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Your lunch and snacks are on your own. We plan to pick and share around the fire pit at night. And yes, Nixon the mini-horse and Lewis the big pig will likely listen on and may contribute to the joyful noise.  

For more info on things or specific questions, please email Chrislyn - 

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