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SongWriting as Self-Expression During the Pandemic
August 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
One event on August 12, 2020 at 10:00 am
One event on August 19, 2020 at 10:00 am
The Beth Wright Cancer Center and Modulations Therapies are teaming up to co-host a 3-week songwriting workshop in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The workshop is designed to give “non-musicians” with cancer or other serious illnesses the opportunity to explore and express how Covid-19 has affected their lives.
Program creator, Carla Tanguay is looking for participants who are interested in a collaborative, creative process that will highlight the unique experience of facing a life-threatening illness during this pandemic. The aim is to give those who may not otherwise consider themselves “musical” an opportunity to share their voice and strengthen connections with others.
This workshop is sponsored by the Jack Pine Project at the University of Maine, whose purpose is to help people express and record their feelings and stories about Covid-19 through art. Participation is not confidential, but rather a way to publicly share your story and our collective experience. A final composition will be created by the group and shared with the public.
The workshop will occur over Zoom and is scheduled for Wednesday mornings from 10-11:30 am, starting Wednesday, August 5th, and will continue on August 12 & 19.