June 27 – 29, UBC WORDS & LYRICS: A Prose and Songwriting Retreat with Kate Reid, Singer/Songwriter and Claire Robson, memoirist, editor, writer. For writers, singers, those who want to be, and all others who love words! “Every song has a story behind it; many stories can be put to music!” The Weekend: Hang out for a whole weekend with a writer and a singer/songwriter and write prose, poetry, make music, write lyrics, and share the experience with others, all with expert advice, structured exercises, and tons of support. You’ll leave this workshop with three brand new songs, poems, or stories, the tools you need to revise and polish them, and a little experience in how to present them to an audience. And we guarantee that you’ll have lots of fun along the way. Who Should come: Writers, musicians, those who love words, stories, aspiring and accomplished writers and singer/songwriters looking for more skills, a new direction. Times: Friday June 27 7:30pm – 9:30 pm Saturday June 28 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (1 hour brown bag lunch break, coffee & tea provided) Sunday June 29 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Location: UBC campus (location and other details will be emailed to registrants) Fee: $150 - $225 sliding scale. Pay what you can afford on this scale. Kate Reid is a dynamic, political, singer/songwriter who has made an impression upon the political/music/lesbian scene in Vancouver and elsewhere. Her songs and presentation are quirky, thoughtful, sometimes in-your-face, often humourous, always with style and ease with her audience. Claire Robson is a published author, and well-known teacher. She specializes in making writing processes accessible to everyone, regardless of previous experience. Her students have great success, and have read their work in many different venues, including the Roundhouse, UBC, and the Vancouver Public Library. Www.katereid.net Www.clairerobson.com To register, send a cheque, either in full payment or a $50 non-refundable deposit with postdated cheques (latest date, June 15) to: Sounds & Furies PO Box 21510, 1424 Commercial Dr. Vancouver BC V5L 5G2 Include with your cheque your name, email address, phone #, and whether you’re interested in sharing a low-cost room at Gage Towers (UBC campus) for the weekend with other workshop participants. Pat/Sounds & Furies will give names of others seeking roommates. Make a weekend of it. Give yourself a treat, a retreat! Write to your heart’s content with no distractions from the “outside” world. If you prefer a room of your own, contact Gage Residence at UBC.