This one day event ran in Sydney in December 2010
In the arts, and particularly in songwriting, the Why is every bit as important as the How. This class explored WHY we write, and discussed our motives behind the impulse to write songs, enabling us to understand how to move forward in our writing. Drawing from Mary's own experiences as a writer and recording artist, she highlighted important elements of writing for the class.
Points that are covered in the weekend:
- Emotional honesty in songs
- Respect for the listener
- Becoming a better writer
In the song session segment of the workshop, Mary provided professional, personal feedback of participants’ original material. Feedback focused on strengthening the songs in any style.