WRITEGIRL 18th ANNUAL Songwriting Workshop
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, California
200 teen girls and women writer/mentors gathered for a full-day workshop to explore the craft of songwriting. Professional guest songwriters guided teen girls through individual and group writing activities, focusing on themes of relationships and personal experiences. At the end of the day, girls had their lyrics set to music and performed by special guest singer-songwriters.
WriteGirl Songwriting Video:
“I loved getting feedback from professional songwriters on my work and I loved hearing them perform! I definitely will keep writing songs. This is my favorite workshop!”
– a WriteGirl Teen
This annual day-long educational event gives girls tools and guidance for writing song lyrics through small group writing activities, panel discussions and live performances. Girls learn about song themes, structure, “the hook”, rhyme, repetition and more. GRAMMY-award winning singer/songwriters will share their expertise and help coach girls throughout the day as well as perform selected girls’ lyrics at the end of the day. It’s an exciting spontaneous showcase.
2019 Catering Sponsor
“Having a group like WriteGirl is an amazing help to those who love the craft. The mentoring of the young girls is a wonderful way to pair the professional with new writers to show them how to hone their skills and have a successful career doing so.”
~ GRAMMY-winning songwriter Diane Warren
Highlights from our Songwriting Workshops
Past special guests include: Deanna Dellacioppa, Kara DioGuardi, Kyler England, Laurie Geltman, Louise Goffin, Kay Hanley, Michelle Lewis, Lisa Loeb, Alison Lurie, Clare Means, Bonnie McKee, Eve Nelson, Lisa Nemzo, LP, Samantha Nicole Nelson, Holly Palmer, Shelly Peiken, Janet Robin Lindy Robbins, Heidi Rojas, Lindsay Rush, Jill Sobule, Renee Stahl, Celeste Stoney, Allee Willis, Janice Robinson & Mayre Martinez.
Featured in the Hollywood Reporter:
By Chris Willman, February 15, 2017
Featured on KPCC:
By Priska Neely, February 29, 2016