FSU Center for Creative Writing Presents the Music and Writing Workshop
Explore where music and words intersect when Frostburg State University’s Center for Creative Writing presents the Music and Writing Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 3, from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Pullen Hall Rooms 108, 109 and 110. Participants can sign up for the Music and Muse Workshop, the Lyric Writing Workshop or the Music and Writing Workshop. These workshops will give musicians and writers the opportunity to work together.
The Music as Muse Workshop is designed to increase the musicality of fiction, nonfiction and poetry by engaging the music of language and the music people love. Participants will produce short exercises and share new work. Poet Doug Van Gundy will teach the workshop. Gundy teaches creative writing at West Virginia Wesleyan College. His first book of poetry, “A Life Above Water,” was published in 2007, and his poems and essays have appeared in “The Oxford American,” “Ecotone,” and “The Fretboard Journal.”
The Lyric Writing Workshop is designed to introduce students to song-writing techniques. Students will explore what makes lyrics stand out and what the relationship between words and music discovers. Students will listen to some successful songs of various 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.
The Music and Writing Workshop will examine how music is written about critically, practically and as inspiration. Led by poet George Guida, 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, contact the Center for Creative Writing at 301-687-4340.
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:00pm to 4:30pm