This announcement is mainly for my songwriting/ performing friends on this list. Feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested….
I’m honored to be a part of what we hope will become an annual event at the Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The event is called “Sequoyah Unplugged: A Singer-Songwriter Retreat.” It’s scheduled for August 17-18.
Trout Fishing in America will be the feature performers, and also teach a workshop, as will Efron White and Emily Kaitz. My old friend, Charles Gaby, will also be a workshop leader.
The entire weekend is intended to be a time of retreat and renewal for songwriters and performers, and to explore the idea of songwriting as spiritual practice. Although it’s being held at a United Methodist center, and several Methodist will have leadership, it will not be sectarian in nature, and the hope is that any songwriter interested in the cross-section of spirit and writing will want to attend.
You may recall me blogging about this place before. Sequoyah is a beautiful and relaxing retreat center, just on the edge of the city, atop the “mountain” of the same name.
I will be leading/organizing a nightly “song circle” time for anyone who wants to share their gift, and I’ll serve as a host for the weekend.
If you want more info, you can download a brochure from this link.
I hope some of you might consider going.