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The Song on the Hill Series Presents:  Telling Stories through Song with Krista Detor & Dr. Rod C. Taylor

The Song on the Hill Series Presents nbspTelling Stories through Song with Krista Detor amp Dr Rod C Taylor
June 8, 9, 10 at The Hundredth HIll Artist Residence and Retreat, in rural Bloomington, Indiana

Writers of all sorts are welcome to attend this weekend workshop, set in the wooded hills of Southern Indian and conducted by award-winning songwriter, Krista Detor, and literary scholar and musician, Dr. Rod C. Taylor. Together, Detor & Taylor will work with writers of all levels through thoughtful explorations in songwriting, in order to inform their current art works and inspirations. Over the weekend, attendees will work on developing original characters and lyrics, explore new subjects and genres, play with rhyme and rhythm schemes, discuss the roles of poetry and literature in songwriting, and uncover what inspires us to tell our stories through song.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday, June 8th
10:00AM-   Registration Opens (All Day)
3:00PM-     Self-Serve Coffee, Tea & Light Snacks in Barn
5:00PM-     Welcome gathering, short tour, and Course rotation #1:
6:30PM-     Cocktails and appetizers
7:00PM-     Dinner
8:00PM-     Musical Presentation
9:30PM-     Bonfire and firefly/star gazing

Saturday, June 9th
8:00-8:55AM- Self-Serve Breakfast in the Barn
9:00  AM-   Course rotation #2:
10:30AM-   Break
11:00AM-   Course rotation #3:
12:30PM-   Lunch
1:15  PM-   Free Write/Hike/Lay on Hammock
2:00  PM-   Course rotation #4:
3:30  PM-   Break - Self-Serve Coffee, Tea & Light Snacks in Barn
3:45  PM-   Course rotation #5:
5:00  PM-   Break and One-on-One Critiques and coaching with Krista and Rod
7:00  PM-   Dinner
8:00  PM-   Open mic and musical surprises!

Sunday, June 10th
8:00-8:55AM- Self-Serve Coffee, Tea & Local Pastries in the Barn
9:00   AM-   Course rotation #6:
10:30 AM-   Review, Q & A, Critiques and coaching with Krista and Rod
12:00 PM-   Brunch
1:00   PM-   Attendees depart

LEVEL: For all ages and levels—from beginning to experienced writer—whether you play an instrument or not.

COST: $275 per attendee.
This includes all meals from the local Bloomingfoods Co-op, specializing in fair-trade and local/organic products, workshops Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, receptions on Friday & Saturday evenings, one-on-one time with Krista & Rod, and special evenings of music.

WHERE: The Hundredth Hill – Bloomington, Indiana. Northern Monroe County

TRAVEL: You’ll want to arrive in Bloomington by mid-afternoon on Friday, June 8th . Attendees staying at the Hundredth Hill are asked to arrive no later than 4:00pm, in order to Register and settle in prior to the 5:00pm course rotation. The closest airport is the Indianapolis airport, about 40 minutes from The Hundredth Hill. There are several shuttle services from the airport into Bloomington, and we're happy to help arrange pickups and drop-offs. Attendees are invited to come in at any point after 9:00am on Friday, to walk the trails, set up tents, or just read a book in a hammock. Our opening session will start at 5:00pm on Friday, followed by cocktails, dinner, and music at 6:30. We will start Saturday’s sessions at 9:00 a.m., and we’ll be busy all day and evening through the closing brunch together on Sunday, June 10th.

LODGING: The nearest hotels (about 15 minutes) are The Hampton Inn, Marriott, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, and Holiday Inn which are at the northern end of town, at highway 46. The Hoosier National Forest is five minutes from us, with overnight camping available as well. Or, if you’d like to set up a tent at The Hundredth Hill, we have a few camping spots in the woods, and you can stay for only $15/night. (space is limited, so camping will be on first-come, first-reserved basis, so we request early payment of camp sites below). Restroom, shower, and laundry facilities available to campers.

MEALS: Meals are included in the workshop fee, and will be provided by Bloomingfoods, a local co-op with a mission statement of supporting fair trade and organic products. Dietary questionnaires will be sent with the welcome package.

PREPARATION: Attendees are requested to bring in a song idea, a phrase or refrain, a song in progress, or finished piece. Once we receive your deposit, we’ll forward a welcome package , which will give you detailed information on lodgings, meals, map and directions, and request relevant info on any dietary needs . We’ll also include a list of a few ideas for subject matter and a quick, brain-storming worksheet for those who might want a little primer to get started.

LIMIT: 20 Students.

PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY: Your deposit of $100 and will secure one of the 20 spots and is refundable until May 1st, after which it becomes non-refundable.* You’ll be invoiced for the remaining $175, to be paid by May 31st. Those who would like to pay IN FULL EARLY may take advantage of the Early Bird Special of $250 total cost, n/l/t April 15th. We accept Paypal (below) as well as personal or business checks: Payable to: Tightrope Records, PO Box 7814, Bloomington, IN 47407-7814.


*of course, there are exceptions. We’re really pretty nice people


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