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Songwriting Works™ - "Life's a Song CD & More - Be Part of It!" : the vision

Thanks to all who supported our successful Kickstarter Campaign.

"Life's a Song" is in the final phases of production!

Splendidly unexpected! 200 people age 60+ join noted songwriters to write songs that rock, swing, croon, groove and celebrate life!

LIFE's a SONG celebrates creativity across generations. 12 original songs of love and laughter, adventure and home, loss and triumph were composed in 8 communities with 7 professional musicians and 200 Washingtonians. Locations included care facilities, community hangouts, and SW's cozy HQ.

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What's Happening:

• This Wednesday March 12th celebrates the songwriting art & wit of Malvina Reynolds at Songwriting Works' song potluck.
824 Grant St. #1 in Port Townsend.
5:30-7:30pm bring songs,
friends, healthy snacks and finger foods and a pillow or chair.


• Sunday March 16th Songwriting! Sources of Success (and Satisfaction) - a workshop with Judith-Kate Friedman to benefit Songwriting Works. Info and registration here.

• April 27th Encore performance of "Turn, Turn, Turn: A Tribute to Pete Seeger" at Key City Playhouse in Port Townsend.
Advance tickets recommended ~ 2/27's show sold out!

A co-production with Key City Public Theatre

More about Life's a Song:

Compelling, delightful and memorable - each song carries the stories, wit, humor, history, melodies and wisdom of those living with Alzheimer's, depression, isolation and other life challenges – and their families, friends and neighbors.

The songs are now beautifully recorded and mixed...soon to be released in a CD package that includes lyrics, tips about unleasing brain power and resources to inspire music making between people of all ages.


Producer: Orville Johnson. Songwriting Works SongTeam musicians: Judith-Kate Friedman, Keeth Monta Apgar, Matt Sircely, Aimée Ringle w/ guests Daniel Deardorff, Anke Summerhill, Laurence Cole & more. Give a listen & join us in our vision to deliver these songs to the airwaves & to all who can use them!


with thanks to: the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Northwest, Port Townsend Arts Commission, Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Washington Health Foundation and the Mythsinger Foundation for support of the CD and adjunct 2013-14 programs


















  • Upcoming: Feb 5th Start of the Season Song Potluck 5:30-8pm Port Townsend • facebook event page

See the News Archive for more about the development of Songwriting Works and awards, grants, news & publications prior to 2014

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