Press Release: Free Songwriting Intensive with Christine Fellows and John K. Sampson

Something to note- The deadline for the free songwriting intensive with Christine Fellows and John K. Sampson is January 1, 2014. The following is information courtesy of the Charlotte St Arts Centre.

The Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s Platform 732 Series, with generous support from UP! 93.1 FM, is proud to offer New Brunswick musicians the chance to participate in a two-day songwriting intensive workshop.

Led by Canadian music talents, Christine Fellows and John K. Samson of Winnipeg, the intensive will be offered FREE to 12 New Brunswick-based musicians selected through an application process.

This two-day intensive, which caters to emerging songwriters, offers professional insight from celebrated artists. Participants will enhance their songwriting skills and develop ideas, while creating and editing their own songs in a group setting. The ability to accompany oneself on an instrument (i.e. basic chording skills on piano or guitar) is recommended, and bringing a work-in-progress song to develop is ideal. Participants will be encouraged to give feedback to their peers, and will participate in a public presentation at the end of the program.

Christine Fellows has released five solo albums to date, and her sixth album, Burning Daylight, will be released in 2014 alongside an illustrated collection of poetry. An avid interdisciplinary collaborator, Fellows often works with visual artists, choreographers, filmmakers and musicians to create performance works, scores and spectacles.

In addition to fronting venerated rock band The Weakerthans, John K. Samson is a writer whose poetry and prose has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Samson is co-founder and managing editor of Winnipeg publishing house, ARP Books. His solo album, Provincial and book, Lyrics and Poems, 1997-2012 were released in 2012.

As collaborators, Fellows and Samson have participated as Dawson City Music Festival Songwriters-in-Residence, and Writers-in-Residence at University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Creative Writing Program and University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture. They are both currently Adjunct Professors at UBC.

Dates: Saturday, January 25 from 11AM-4PM and Sunday, January 26 from 12PM-3PM, with a 5PM concert presentation.
Location: Charlotte Street Arts Centre Auditorium
Application Process: Interested applicants can fill in the online application form by clicking HERE.
Deadline for applications is January 1, 2014.
For more information, click HERE.
RSVP on Facebook HERE.

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