Healing through Songwriting

Posted by LitArtsRI

Why does it feel comforting to write in second person? What tense will make it possible to talk about that difficult event for the first time? How does a specific chord express the sadness that never seems to come out right when trying to tell a friend, and what is it about writing and sharing songs that gives us goosebumps and makes our eyes water? In this workshop, songwriting is the healing. As music and lyric techniques are paired with mental health theories and coping skills, participants will uncover how the creative process and therapeutic process are synonymous.

Open to writers of all levels, ages 18+. This is 4-week workshop, with 1.5-hour sessions each week.

This 4-week workshop meets on Saturday afternoons from 12:30-2pm at LitArts RI on the following dates:

Sat, April 6

Sat, April 13

Sat, April 20

Sat, April 27

About Your Teaching Artist

Morgan Johnston (she/her) is an indie folk singer-songwriter stomping, strumming, speaking, and singing her way to empowerment for both herself and her listeners. Her lyrics are inspired by the natural landscape of places as much as by the emotional landscape of human experiences. As a music therapist and music teacher, she is constantly reminded of the healing power of the music she aims to share.

Event Dates
Saturday from Saturday, April 6, 2024 through Saturday, April 27, 2024
Event time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Cost / donation
$150 General Admission
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