Apply for the Gotland International Songwriters’ Retreat

Taking place between May 8th – 15th 2016 in Gotland, Holmhällar in Sweden.

After a number of successful years with satisfied participants and many new collaborations, tours and recordings this year’s week-long retreat will bring together about 20 professional songwriters from Europe and the USA and stay focused on the inspiration, co-writing and development of your musical artistry.

This year the Invited Writer is Nels Andrews, an established singer-songwriter from California, USA. The Invited Writer participates in all the Retreat activities.

Participants from previous events through the contacts they made in co-writing-retreat, recorded albums and toured the U.S. and other countries, and many of the co-written songs that was created has ended up on the released records.
The cost for participants is 8500 SEK (roughly €915). The price includes a shared room with shower, plus a small, simple kitchen, breakfast buffet, lunch and a three-course dinner every day of boarding Holmhällar on southern Gotland. (Accommodation in single rooms is also possible for an additional charge, and the ability to choose a cheaper accommodation, with shared rooms 2-4 people and a shared shower).
“Early bird” : In applying before February 1st there is a 500SEK (roughly €54) discount. The Retreat can also make a payment plan if that’s what’s needed to make your attendance possible.

The workshop includes the following activities:

Songcircles:
Participant gather in a circle and play songs for each other, previously written or co-writes during the course.

Assigned co-writes:
With the help of the participants’ preferences the leaders pairs the songwriters into songwriting pairs, and most of the day is devoted to writing together. The material is played in songcircles.

Body and Voice warmup:
We start the day with a body&voice warm up.

Morning Circle:
Annika Fehling leads a daily welcome circle.

One to one Consultations:
Annika Fehling and Eva Hillered will this week also offer participants private consultations in career and songwriting, singing, performing, touring and coaching.

Listening Room Concerts:
An official concert will take place at the end of the week.

In order to secure a place you can email )

A new opportunity has also arisen at the Crete International Songwriting Retreat, in the little fishing town of Lendas from the 8th – 15th September 2016! For more info, contact Annika on the email address above.

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