songwriting workshops

March 29-31 2019 : Mike mcclure & jamie lin wilson
one spot remains!


Come sharpen your craft and make some life-long connections at the Boohatch. The inaugural workshop last October was a huge success!

Some words from previous attendees -

“The songwriters workshop you guys put on was significant for me in several ways… Getting to your place allowed me to focus on myself in a non-selfish way;The environment at your place made introspection easy. In a nutshell, it was a fantastic experience, put together by folks who care about your growth as a songwriter and human, and I made new friends that I am in contact with still today.” CW

“As shy and nervous as I am everyone made me feel very comfortable and confident…with each workshop (session) and word of encouragement I felt like I grew a little. It meant a lot to me to be able to play my songs for and with other people and get constructive feedback on my songwriting and not just my singing. I learned some new very unique ways to find inspiration as well, so I took a lot home with me.” KS 

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 of writers. The time spent with us at The Boohatch will encourage you to reach new heights (or depths) and expand further into your own creativity, and the art of a well-written song.

Joining us for the second Songwriting Workshop at the Boohatch will be super talented Jamie Lin Wilson. Her new record, Jumping Over Rocks, is an absolute gem and a HIT. "There isn't a better songwriter down in Texas at the moment than Jamie Lin Wilson...” Wide Open Country.

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 a couple of 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 at a house concert (no force here - your choice).

Come ready to learn, expand, and laugh.

The workshop will start on the morning of Friday the 29th, will include a Saturday evening house concert, and conclude with brunch and one more session on Sunday before you go home.

Tuition is $550/person. A $100 deposit reserves your spot. We are limiting this to 8 people again. There is ample lodging in Ada, including nice RV parks, and the amazing Turner Falls isn’t too far of a drive either for camping. (more info on lodging will be released once you sign up!)  

Breakfast will be provided on Friday-Sunday mornings, with ample coffee and tea, and we will cook a family style dinner on Friday night. Your lunch, snacks and Saturday dinner are on your own.

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

March Songwriting Workshop DEPOSIT

Workshop Deposit. March 29-31

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2019 Songwriting Workshop - FULL PAYMENT

Full payment (minus deposit) for Workshop due by March 8th!

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maiden voyage - october 19,20, 2018
with the amazing susan gibson