Making Your Story Sing -- A Special Concert and Workshop on June 11

Phoebe ClaggettDick Weiss

A sampler from the Making Your  Story Sing workshop (9 minutes)

Listen to Phoebe sing (3 minutes)

Join writing coach Dick Weiss and singer-songwriter Phoebe Claggett for a St. Louis Press Club event that you'll find useful and entertaining -- a concert and a workshop all rolled into one.

Date: 5:30 pm, Monday, June 11, 2007 

Place: Seven Gables Inn, 26 North Meramec Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105.

Admission: $20; $18 for Press Club members 

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In a song-filled session, spiced with readings, Weiss and Claggett demonstrate the techniques that songwriters use to tell their tales and how they might be applied to the stories you write.

Songwriters use metaphors. They say a lot using very few words. They build stories with their lyrics that keep listeners listening and hanging on each word.  They also are personal, close to the bone, intimate and yet universal. How do they do that?

Weiss and Claggett supply some of the answers. But then you will as well. You’ll be asked to write lyrics to a song. Phoebe will choose a few to put to music and within minutes sing them back to you. Bring a hanky.

Proceeds benefit the Press Club’s scholarship fund.