THE POETICS OF POPULAR SONGWRITING with Belinda Bruce & Jon Wood
June 14 & 28, 6:00-8:00 pm (Online)
20 maximum (Suggested value: $100)
Explore processes, techniques and ideas to write, rewrite or finish song lyrics. For every level of songwriter, from beginners who have never written a song to experienced songwriters looking for inspiration. Two 2-hour sessions. Musical instruments not required for this workshop.
Belinda Bruce & Jon Wood have been creating and performing music together for 20 years, with performances in festivals and clubs across BC and Ontario, including onboard entertainment on VIA Rail.
Belinda is a writer, editor, and singer-songwriter/musician. She has released two critically acclaimed albums, garnering nominations for 3 Canadian folk music awards, and has been a member of bands in an array of styles from folk-pop to swing jazz, including her partner Jon Wood’s band, Flophouse jr. Belinda sang in the Lost Gospel Ensemble in The Meal (PuSh Festival and Pacific Theatre), was musical director/performer in Save More (Theatre Conspiracy), and sang in The Events choir (Pi Theatre). A graduate of UBC (MFA, Creative Writing) and York University (BA, English), Belinda has published writing in Vancouver Review, Descant, Event, and more. Belinda is the Communications Manager at PTC. belindabruce.com
Jon is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He has released five records and a handful of singles with his band Flophouse jr, played on and produced several albums with BC artists including Cam Penner, Sun Belt, Herald Nix and Robert Connely Farr, and has toured nationally and internationally for over 20 years. He performed in the rock performance piece Stray (Theatre Conspiracy), musical performance piece Sun Belt: Cabalcor (Push Festival) and gospel musical The Meal (PuSh Festival and Pacific Theatre). flophousejr.com
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