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Online Class | Key to the Treasure Box: Writing Your Song

VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).

All it takes to write lyrics for a song is a few magic syllables for your chorus, which serves as key to open the treasure box of resonant details that build your verses. We will brood on some sweet anguish in your life, hatch a chorus line, sweep together details of sensation and setting, and let the verses fly. No musical experience necessary. We will focus on the heart of the song, the lyrics that tell your story of difficult joy. This class includes a lunch break.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

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Instructor: Kim Stafford

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Spring 2020

Start Date: 05/09/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$162.00 Member Price:
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$180.00 General Price:

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Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Wild Honey, Tough Salt (Red Hen Press). In 2018 he was named Oregon's Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown. He teaches writing at Lewis & Clark College, at Fishtrap, and at the Sitka Center.

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