New Emerging Washington Songwriters Workshop

The New Emerging Washington Songwriters (NEWS) Workshop 2005, sponsored by the House of Musical Traditions, Recording Arts, and the Institute of Musical Traditions, was created by several local artists who wanted to inspire others to come out of their songwriting shells and join the party. The workshop, taking place on Saturday, October 22nd, is geared toward new songwriters but is open to all levels and styles of music. Participants will have the opportunity to work all day with other aspiring songwriters as well as an amazing group of local professional musicians including: Billy Coulter, Greta Ehrig, Mike Grebb, Meghan Hayes, Kuku,Verlette Simon, Michelle Swan, and Phillip Taylor…plus Nashville’s own hit songwriter Marc-Alan Barnette.

Registration costs $85 and can be paid online by visiting: The workshop price includes free admission to the 8pm concert at the Grand Opening of the Takoma Park Community Center featuring Marc-Alan Barnette with a rare “songwriting set” by Brian Gundersdorf of ‘We’re About 9’. Registration is from 9:15am to 9:45 am and the workshop will take place from 10:00am to 5:30pm. For additional information, you may contact Katie Roberts, the Workshop Coordinator, at