Ola Belle Reed Song Writer’s Retreat

Ola Belle Reed Song Writer’s Retreat

Ola Belle Reed Song Writer’s Retreat

The Ashe County Arts Council welcomes the weekend retreat of songwriting, making music, and celebrating the work of Ola Belle Reed with the Song Writer’s Retreat. The workshop will be held at the Ashe Civic Center Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, 2019. It is open to songwriters of all genres and styles, and all accompaniment instruments are welcomed. Instructors include Cathy Fink, Alice Gerrard, Sam Gleaves, Claire Lynch and Marcy Marxer.

Workshop space is limited, purchase online below ($250 adults; $150 students). Tuition assistance and limited partial scholarships available.

 More information and application

The goals of the retreat are:

**to honor Ola Belle Reed as a songwriter, storyteller and humanist who used her craft and art to build community and love
**to connect traditional music and story to contemporary songwriting that builds on that tradition
**to use Ola Belle’s songs and life as a springboard for teaching songwriting with intention. That means your songwriting not only does something for you, but it does something for other

Though Ola Belle’s music is steeped in traditional Appalachian sounds, they loan themselves to other treatments. Songwriters of other genres may want to expand their own work and versatility with this retreat.




Apr 12 2019 - Apr 14 2019


10:00 PM
Ashe Civic Center


Ashe Civic Center
962 Mt Jefferson Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694