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Krista Detor

Workshops & Seminars

The Song on the Hill Series Presents:  Telling Stories through Song, Level 1 - with Krista Detor & Dr. Rod C. Taylor

The Song on the Hill Series Presents nbspTelling Stories through Song, Level 1 - with Krista Detor  Dr. Rod C. Taylor
June 8, 9, 10 at The Hundredth HIll Artist Residence and Retreat, in rural Bloomington, Indiana

Writers of all kinds are invited to attend this weekend workshop, conducted by award-winning songwriter, Krista Detor, and literary scholar and Nashville musician, Dr. Rod C. Taylor. In a wooded and beautiful Southern Indiana setting, Detor & Taylor will work with writers of all levels through thoughtful explorations in songwriting, in order to get them started on a first piece, or to inform their current art works and inspirations. Attendees will work on developing original characters and lyrics, explore new subjects and genres, play with rhyme and rhythm schemes, discuss the roles of poetry and literature in songwriting, and uncover what inspires us to tell our stories through song.

LEVEL 1: For all ages and levels—from novice to experienced writer—whether you play an instrument or not.

COST: $275 per attendee.
This includes all meals from the local Bloomingfoods Co-op, specializing in fair-trade and local/organic products, workshops Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, receptions on Friday & Saturday evenings, one-on-one time with Krista & Rod, and special evenings of music.

WHERE: The Hundredth Hill – Bloomington, Indiana. Northern Monroe County

TRAVEL/ARRIVAL: You’ll want to arrive in Bloomington by mid-afternoon on Friday, June 8th . Attendees staying at the Hundredth Hill are asked to arrive no later than 4:00pm, in order to Register and settle in prior to the 5:00pm first class. The closest airport is the Indianapolis airport, about 40 minutes from The Hundredth Hill. There are several shuttle services from the airport into Bloomington, and we're happy to help arrange pickups and drop-offs. Attendees are invited to come in at any point after 10:00am on Friday, to walk the trails, set up tents, or just read a book in a hammock. Our opening session will start at 5:00pm on Friday, followed by cocktails, dinner, and music at 6:30. We will start Saturday’s sessions at 9:00 a.m., and we’ll be busy all day and evening through the closing brunch together on Sunday, June 10th.

LODGING: The nearest hotels (about 15 minutes) are The Hampton Inn, Marriott, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, and Holiday Inn which are at the northern end of town, at highway 46. The Hoosier National Forest is five minutes from us, with overnight camping available as well. Or, if you’d like to set up a tent at The Hundredth Hill, we have a few camping spots (and an extra tent or two) in the woods, and you can stay for only $15/night. (space is limited, so camping will be on first-come, first-reserved basis, so we request early reservation of camp spots below). Restroom, shower, and laundry facilities available to campers.

MEALS: Meals are included in the workshop fee, and will be provided by Bloomingfoods, a local co-op with a mission statement of supporting fair trade and organic products. Dietary questionnaires will be sent with the welcome package.

PREPARATION: Attendees are requested to bring in a song idea, a phrase or refrain, a song in progress, a new lyrical idea for an existing song (yours or anyone else's) or finished piece. Once we receive your deposit, we’ll forward a welcome package, which will give you detailed information on lodgings, meals, map and directions, and request relevant info on any dietary preferences or requirements. We’ll also include a list of a few ideas for subject matter and a quick, brain-storming worksheet for those who might want a little primer to get started.

LIMIT: 20 Students.

PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY: Your deposit of $100 and will secure one of the 20 spots and is refundable until May 1st, after which it becomes non-refundable.* You’ll be invoiced for the remaining $175, to be paid by May 31st. Those who would like to pay IN FULL EARLY may take advantage of the Early Bird Special of $250 total cost, n/l/t April 15th. We accept Paypal (below) as well as personal or business checks: Payable to: Tightrope Records, PO Box 7814, Bloomington, IN 47407-7814. If you do send a check, please drop us an email and let us know to look for it, just to assure that your seat is held!     CONTACT: THEHUNDREDTHHILL@GMAIL.COM

Weekend Schedule:

Friday, June 8th
10:00AM-   Registration Opens (All Day) in the Barn
3:00PM-     Self-Serve Coffee, Tea & Light Snacks in Barn
5:00PM -    Welcome gathering and short tour
5:30PM -    Opening Class: “The Cultural Power of Stories” (Detor/Taylor)
6:30PM-     Cocktails and appetizers
7:00PM-     Dinner
8:00PM-     Musical Presentation
9:30PM-     Bonfire and firefly/star gazing

Saturday, June 9th
8:00 AM -  Self-serve breakfast in the Barn
9:00 AM -  Course rotations:
”The Basics of Songwriting” (Detor); “Poetics and Songwriting” (Taylor)
10:30AM - Break
11:00AM - Course rotations:
“The Basics of Songwriting” (Detor); “Poetics and Songwriting” (Taylor)
12:30PM - Lunch
1:15PM -   Free Write/Hike/Lay on Hammock
2:00PM -   Course rotations:
“Tell Me a Story” (Detor): “Linear and Nonlinear Narratives” (Taylor)
3:30PM -   Break
3:45PM -   Course rotations:
“Tell Me a Story” (Detor): “Linear and Nonlinear Narratives” (Taylor)
5:00PM -   Break and coaching with Krista and Rod/Free Write/Hike/Play Badminton
7:00PM -   Dinner
8:00PM -   Open mic and musical surprises! (storytellers & poets as guests as well)

Sunday, June 10th
8:00AM -   Self-Serve Coffee, Tea & Muffins in the Barn
9:00AM -   Course rotation:
“Bringing Characters to Life Through Song” (Detor/Taylor/Cunningham)
with special guest, Ted-X storyteller, Arbutus Cunningham.
10:30AM -  Review, Q & A, coaching with Krista and Rod
12:00PM -  Brunch
1:00PM -    Attendees depart

*of course, there are exceptions. We’re really pretty nice people


**due to recent forgery issues, we can't accept money orders or cashier's checks.

Deposit, EarlyBird, Pay in Full
Camping at The Hundredth Hill