I’ll be teaching a journaling workshop in Baltimore on May 19 through Inner Harbor Wellness. Click here to check out their course offerings in “nurturing personal and community well-being” and sign up today!
Sign up now for my next journaling workshop at the Rehoboth Art League!
Journaling to Clear What Clutters Your Mind
Location: The Rehoboth Art League
Room: Children’s Studio
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Level: Ages 18 & Up Beginner
And, have a lot of fun!
I’m honored that judge Marge Piercy selected my poem “The Shape of Shadow” for an honorable mention in the Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest.
Today’s post is a plug for my favorite duo, Straight BS (https://www.facebook.com/Straight.BS.Duo.Different/), and for a new writing skill I was able to practice, thanks to them!
West Virginia Eastern Panhandle musicians Bruce (B) Reich and Steve (S) Van Order blend vocals with mandolin and mandola, melodica, fiddle, dobro, guitar, cello and electric and piccolo basses to deliver a uniquely creative and energetic performance. They feature Bruce’s melodic originals as well as creative arrangements of fiddle music, American standards, bluegrass, country, and rock tunes.
Bruce recently asked me to write lyrics for what was then one of his unnamed compositions. Though I’ve written my own songs before, it was challenging to find the words that not only fit the melody but matched its mood. Here’s a video of “Somehow,” the end result:
It was really a fun experience collaborating with the two of them to come up with the finished product!
For more videos of their different take on some old favorites as well as some of their originals, check out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTg3jYTF1J8QMlG5_s5WOJw
Straight BS will be performing at the Berkeley Springs Brewing Company from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.