Hosting a Drop-in Songwriting Class

I've just been handed the baton by my buddy and soulful songwriter Wayne Haught: I'm the new host/facilitator of the Songwriters Sharing Circle, a monthly drop-in class at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa. If you're a songwriter, or want to learn more about songwriting, this is a great, low-pressure way to do it.

This is a chance to bring in songs you've been working on and get sympathetic feedback from fellow strugglers. It opens with a guest instructor. In the past we've had The Bootleg Honeys, Josh Windmiller, Saffell Sproul, and more. Each month we have a prompt to get your imagination jump-started.

The Songwriters Sharing Circle has been going on since March 2016 - I was a founder and one of the "official critiquers" for the first several months - and it arose from a closed songwriting group that had been meeting for a year. It's been a real cool deal, and I'm pleased to take over the reins from the sure hands of Wayne, who steered it true.

Wayne is now giving more focused 6-week songwriting classes, and if you're a writer in Sonoma County, I urge you to check it out.

2 comments

  • Greg

    Greg Meehan

    Hi Dale, The next date for the songwriting group meeting hasn't been updated on the Sonoma Events page. I'm looking forward to it; see you there. Greg

    Hi Dale,

    The next date for the songwriting group meeting hasn't been updated on the Sonoma Events page. I'm looking forward to it; see you there. Greg

  • Dale Henry Geist

    Dale Henry Geist

    Not sure what the Sonoma Events page is - can you send me a URL? I post the event on Facebook, but that's pretty much the only place online I do.

    Not sure what the Sonoma Events page is - can you send me a URL? I post the event on Facebook, but that's pretty much the only place online I do.

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