Our songwriting workshop meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month through the end of the year. Whether you are a new writer, experienced writer, or want-to-be-a-writer writer, we hope you’ll join us each month to bring in your work and get expert advice from award-winning songwriter, Jud Caswell.
Jud starts each session with a short discussion of a specific element of songwriting craft, then moves to sharing songs. Jud’s feedback is focused on questions or concerns raised by the songwriter, with group discussion focused on issues of craft and technique.
Participants should bring a song that is “in process” for feedback and support, along with 10 copies of lyrics to share. Many in our group play the guitar as well as sing, but you are more than welcome to just sing what you’ve written, or sing to a recording you’ve made at home.
We’ll have a sign-up sheet when you get here and will have time each night to share 6 or 7 songs. Come a little early if you want to make sure to get on the list!
The goal of the workshop is to provide a safe place for songwriters to share and learn. Songwriters of all levels and abilities are welcome!
Click here and scroll down to learn more about our host, Jud Caswell.
In 2010 Anne O’Regan left her home in Boston and traveled west to do what, on average, only 300 people accomplish each year. Starting in Campo, California on the Mexican border, she backpacked north for 2,650 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Traveling through California, Oregon and Washington, she completed her thru-hike five months later in Manning Park, Canada.
Join us as Anne shares tales from the trail, and offers a unique visual presentation gleaned from over 3,000 photographs taken along the way.
Click here and scroll down to learn more about Anne!
We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Kanopy to bring you thousands of new movie titles you can stream to most digital devices. CLICK HERE to find out all the details.
Here’s a new update from Kanopy. Good stuff!
A24 ARRIVES ON KANOPY
A24’s critically-acclaimed films are now on Kanopy! A24 has built a strong reputation for high quality and intelligent indie cinema that tackles contemporary issues that exemplifies thoughtful entertainment, such as in the Oscar®- winning Moonlight and nominees like Lady Bird and The Florida Project
Our new Poematic Machine, located just across from the front desk, dispenses free poems at the turn of a dial. If you bring us a new poem to add to our Poematic machine, you’ll win a special prize! Ask at the front desk for details.
We have 4 passes from the Maine Historical Society. Each pass is good for up to 4 adults to go to the museum, plus $5 off Wadsworth-Longfellow house tours. And you get 10% off in the gift shop. The MHS gift shop has lots of great books and posters. Grab a pass and check out the MHS!
If you’re looking for a quick read, we have a lot of new magazines coming in this month including:
Cloth Paper Scissors Digital Photo Family Tree Harvard Business Review Mother Earth News New England Runner Primitive Quilts and Projects Sky & Telescope Sports Illustrated Uppercase Vogue Knitting Teen Vogue
Our magazines are located near the fireplace – to your left as you approach the front desk. Current copies don’t check out but you can check out previous copies – or have a seat by the fireplace and enjoy!