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Lyric Power: Poetry for Songwriters
$45.00 – $90.00
The fees from ABC’s adult writing workshops subsidize our free writing programs for kids, whose work is collected in a yearly anthology, and pay our adult workshop instructors. A limited number of seats in each class are reserved for scholarships, which cover 100% of tuition-fees and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome, and we especially encourage BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers to apply.
Before a set of lyrics even meets a melody, the language is full of music. The cadences of a phrase, the vowel and consonant qualities, repetition of lingual motifs, and even the presence or absence of breaks or silences in the word flow—all of it creates the how of what we say. Learning to identify and work with these elements of language to lend more power to your lyric writing will be the focus of our time together. We’ll discuss the innate rhythm and melody of the words we use every day and then work with the concepts on a practical level. Bring a lyric that’s not singing yet and a spirit of play!
This Austin Bat Cave adult writing workshop is open to writers of all levels and is limited to 30 students.
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