Radically Honest Songwriting Workshop with Emily Ann Peterson (Nashville, TN)

@ Old Town School of Folk Music

Sunday, October 20 ~~ 3PM

Age Restrictions: All Ages

"Well that was nice..." is not always what you want to hear from a listener as a songwriter. So in this workshop, attendees will unfold the reasons why radical honesty can be a songwriter's most beloved tool for conveying their boldest truth through art. Using concepts from Emily Ann's own best selling book "Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous," attendees will learn:

- Daily writing exercises to highlight undeniable personal truths
- How to stop hiding behind metaphor, narrative, and just say it.
- How to nurture radical honesty while maintaining compassion and sensitivity for others in the room.
- How to edit your songwriting if it's shying away from truth
Registration via Old Town School of Folk Music
$30 ($28 members): http://bit.ly/eap-oldtown-2019
About Emily Ann Peterson // In 2013, Emily Ann Peterson was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological hand tremor, which forever altered her two-decade livelihood as a cellist, string-arranger, and cello teacher. Refusing to lose her life's love of musical expression, in an act of neurological defiance she accepted an award of a 6-week artist residency to write new music in the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. "My grief broke through a creative glass ceiling I never knew existed," says Peterson. She returned from the mountains with an armful of songs, some of which fans can now find on her self-titled EP release from 2014. While touring the US, her interactions with new audiences prompted a question, "If they say I'm brave, then why does this still feel like fear?"
More about Emily Ann Peterson: https://www.emilyannpeterson.com