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Dar Williams Retreat

Writing A Song That Matters 2024 In-Person Retreats

July 8 - 12 / August 5 - 9 / October 7 - 11

Writing A Song That matters with Dar Williams Announcement over Green leaves.

By popular demand, we are offering three (not two!) in-person retreats for 2024! Please join us at the beautifully appointed Guest House in Chester, Connecticut, a historic inn-turned-retreat-center midway between Boston and New York City on the train and an hour from Bradley airport in Hartford. Dar, her team of songwriters and special guest songwriters (TBA), will be on hand to guide and support your songwriting in various workshops and song circles. We'll offer morning yoga, vocal coaching, songwriting workshops, a private one-on-one with Dar, evening song circle, songwriting collaboration, inspirational field trips, coffee all day, and music 24/7. All rooms are spacious and well-appointed, with AC and private baths. The Guest House culinary team offers delicious buffet-style meals and can accommodate many dietary restrictions. We offer single, double and triple rooms with private bath at different price points and a friendly installment plan. All workshops, meals, lodgings (and fun) are included in the final cost.

Dar One Day Retreats (Online)

March 1 or March 2, 2024



The Writing a Song That Matters Online One-Day Songwriting Workshop is for songwriters who haven't attended a Writing a Song That Matters retreat before! If you want to get a feel for what I do at my retreats, this workshop is for you. We'll go from 10am-4pm Eastern Time, making room for breaks. Kellie will make sure all your tech runs smoothly, and we'll have time for everyone to share a song and get some feedback. I'll share a couple of songs, too. :)

And the blessings were like poets that we never find time to know,
But when time stopped I found the place where the poets go.
And they said, "Here have some coffee, it's straight, black and very old, "
And they gave me sticks and rocks and stars and all that I could hold,
I had the blessings, a moment of peace even when the night ends,
Yeah, the blessings, can we meet? Can we meet again,
At the crossroads of disaster and the imperfect smile,
With the angel in the streetlamp that blinks on as I walk on a mile, the blessings.
– Dar Williams, The Blessings