Ola Belle Reed Songwriter’s Retreat

The Ashe County Arts Council
Ola Belle Reed Virtual Songwriting Retreat 2021
Ole Belle Reed Song Writer's Retreat

The Ola Belle Reed Songwriting Retreat pays tribute to Ashe County, North Carolina’s National Heritage Fellowship Award and IBMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner. North Carolina and nationally renowned songwriters on staff are excited to share their techniques in craft and art with you. Whether you are an experienced songwriter or about to write your first song, these retreats will help you add skills to your own magic, with detailed concepts, practice and instruction. There will of course be stories and anecdotes along the way.

The Ola Belle Retreat weekends will be virtual online experiences on Zoom.

Special thank you to our sponsor The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Session 1: April 16-18

Instructors: Tom Paxton, Jon Weisberger, Alice Gerrard, Joe Troop, Crys Matthews, Cathy Fink

Session 2: April 23-25

Instructors: Mark Simos, Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink, Jon Weisberger, Claire Lynch

We are hosting two consecutive sessions with some overlapping and some different staff and different workshop sessions each weekend. Register for one weekend, or get a discount on both. Between weekends, some instructors will be available for on-on-one sessions at an additional fee.

View Instructor Bios HERE

View Detailed Retreat Timeline HERE