CLARKS SUMMIT — The Gathering Place for Community, Art and Education has announced a new program for local songwriters, the Songwriters’ Roundtable. Open to those of all experience and age levels, it will provide a venue for the artists to express and hone their craft among peers.
The monthly Songwriters’ Roundtable, organized by Timothy Zieger and funded by a grant from the Overlook Estate Foundation Inc., will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 4 and April 15 at the newly renovated Gathering Place, 304 S. State St.
Zieger sees it as a place to “come together to share our work, our insights, and our ideas about songs and songwriting,” he said in a news release. “(It is) a place to meet like-minded people, form collaborations, have an outlet for our craft, and learning from and with one another. We will occasionally have established songwriters or thinkers come in to make presentations to our group, we will offer concerts, and we will always be open to the public, and open to visual artists who may be interested in documenting our gatherings.”
Members can bring a recording of their songs, their instruments, lyrics, chord charts, and, above all, a collaborative and open spirit.
One doesn’t have to be a songwriter to join the group.
According to Zieger, “the song is not a mysterious thing that comes only from those with some remote gift. It’s an art form for everyone, and one rich enough for a lifetime of exploring. If you’ve ever been moved by a song, you know that it’s worth it.”
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