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The Win­nipeg Music Project has part­nered with Song­writ­ers Asso­ci­a­tion of Cana­da to pro­duce a 10-ses­sion song­writ­ers group. The series was cre­at­ed to ful­fill a need for stronger cre­ative devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties for local song­writ­ers and to begin estab­lish­ing an effec­tive and notable song­writ­ing com­mu­ni­ty in Win­nipeg. The Win­nipeg Music Project will give atten­dees the oppor­tu­ni­ty to receive con­struc­tive feed­back from their peers and from estab­lished local song­writ­ers who are sched­uled to fea­ture through­out the series. The work­shops are pre-reg­is­ter and drop-in style and will be host­ed in the Forth Gallery. Guest Song­writ­ers and Men­tors will be invit­ed to talk about roy­al­ties, fund­ing, social media and more.

For each event, par­tic­i­pants are required to bring 10+ print­ed copies of their lyrics, and an instru­ment or way to play a back­ing track while per­form­ing their song. A key­board can be avail­able if giv­en 48 hours notice.

The ten­ta­tive sched­ule for the ses­sions and pre­sen­ters is as fol­lows:

August 26
 — Intro­duc­tion & Kick Off

Sep­tem­ber 30
 — Fea­tured Song­writer: Jay­lene John­son

Octo­ber 28
 — Fea­tured Song­writer: Fred Pen­ner

Novem­ber 25
 — Work­shop: The Song Comes First

Pre­sent­ed by: Elise Roller of Man­i­to­ba Music — Fea­tured Song­writer: Matt Schel­len­berg of Roy­al Canoe

Jan­u­ary 27
 — Fea­tured Song­writer: Jen­na Priest­ner of Mobi­na Galore

Feb­ru­ary 24
 — Work­shop: Social Media and Music

Pre­sent­ed by: Jen Doerk­sen of BNB Stu­dios

Work­shop: Man­i­to­ba Film and Music Funding

Pre­sent­ed by: Stephen Car­roll of Man­i­to­ba Film and Music

March 30 — Fea­tured Song­writer: Sebas­t­ian Gaskin

April 27 — Fea­tured Song­writer: Tra­cy Bone

May 25
 — Work­shop: Music Roy­al­ties

Pre­sent­ed by: Stephen Car­roll of Man­i­to­ba Film and Music

June 29
 — Wrap-Up Con­cert and Cel­e­bra­tion

Prices — Full Song­writ­ing Series Reg­is­tra­tion (10 Ses­sions)

$100 for S.A.C. mem­bers (save $30)
$120 for Gen­er­al

Drop-in fee

$12 for S.A.C. mem­bers
$15 for General