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Writing 360 Workshops

The Art of Songwriting: Shaping Moods with Lyrics & Song Structure

ukulele, keyboard, coffee, hand writing, headphones, dried flowers

Saturday, Apr. 1
11 AM-1 PM ET

virtual event; open to mentees, mentors, program alum, and woman-identifying, trans*, and gender-expansive members of the public.

Are you curious about how to write a song? The art of songwriting is one that just about anyone can learn. Writing songs is an enjoyable and creative way to express yourself. Songs are powerful pieces of art and can change the energy of the listener in as little as 30 seconds. Join us for this wonderful exploration of songwriting led by musician SassyBlack.

In this workshop, you’ll discover the underlying principles of song composition. Sassy will break down popular song structures and look into what makes a catchy song. Participants will get a chance to write their own mood shifting lyrics and will gain an overview of the songwriting process.

Meet the Teaching Artist



SassyBlack (Catherine Harris-White) is a multifaceted creative force with a focus in the performing and literary arts. Hailing from Seattle, this Goddess of “psychedelic soul” & “hologram funk” explores sound through deep electronic compositions. Along with her music, which has been featured on Adult Swim, BET’s series Twenties as well as the Michelle Obama Spotify Playlist Vol. 1, her acting prowess has been featured on HBO’s Vinyl and Comedy Central’s Broad City. Her musical journey is available for listening and purchase through Bandcamp, Spotify & all other streaming platforms.

This event is open to:

all mentees, all mentors, program alum, woman-identifying and trans* and gender-expansive members of the public

April 1, 2023 11:00 am 1:00 pm EDT

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