For those that were present on Sunday, September 26th and managed to avoid the Toronto marathon traffic, you witnessed a great session with hit songwriter, Rob Wells and young singer/songwriter Shiloh, who gave information on the art, craft and business of songwriting.
The free event had them discuss everything from song collaboration, their individual songwriting process, the tools they use to create as well as what inspires them. They even performed a few tunes that they have collaborated on together. The event was sponsored by the Songwriters Association of Canada and in conjunction with culture days, which had close to 400 events planned this year!
The day was a huge success with a cross-section of songwriters that included those that have been developing their craft for sometime and those who are just starting out. With over 35 in attendance in this songwriting workshop, I was excited to see several familiar faces as well as many new faces at these types of seminars! It is so great so see writers that are willing to share their expertise with aspiring and developing songwriters.
Culture Days is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. A national Steering Committee, together with provincial committees (known as Provincial Task Forces) are self-mobilizing at the grassroots level to implement concurrent annual province-wide public participation events each September beginning in 2010. The annual, concurrent Culture Days events across Canada will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers… in their community. For more information about Culture Days: