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How to Write a Rock Song

June 25 at 3:30 pm 5:30 pm PDT

In this intergenerational creative writing workshop, anyone and everyone is a songwriter. Together we co-create an original song from scratch based on participant-powered ideas. Facilitated by professional songwriter Keeth Apgar, we will explore musical concepts including rhythm, melody, tempo, and harmony. As we dig into the creative process we also touch upon the role of vowel sounds; play with creating images with words; dip into music theory and develop listening skills. This is a folk art process, blending storytelling with songwriting. All voices are valued and included, without regard to “formal training” or “prior experience.” An empowering container is established where there simply are no wrong answers. Open to all ages and levels, including young children. Prior musical training is welcome although not necessary. Time permitting we’ll end by recording a live version of our co-creation. This event is happening with support from the Friends of the Olympia Library.


June 25
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm PDT


Olympia Timberland Library
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Olympia Timberland Library

313 8th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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