ONLINE: Lyric & Poem Writing Inspired by Nature
- School of Music class
*THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS*
This non traditional lyric writing class will draw on inspiration from the natural world. We will explore subject, form, rhyme, word phrasing, and tension. Classes will include short meditations and walking prompts to connect with nature and get into creative flow. Students will write and revise three new songs or poems.
This class is for all levels, and is also open to poets and writers.
This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm on Tuesdays, Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14
Please note: Limited to 12 students (16 yrs of age or older); Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 1 hour before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.
Naomi Westwater (she/they) is a multimedia artist from Massachusetts. Their work combines music and music production with creative writing, visual art, intuition, and spirituality.
Naomi is an Americana/Roots musician and dabbles in electronic music and production. She holds a Master of Music in Contemporary Performance and Production from Berklee College of Music. Naomi is a 2020 617Sessions Artist, a 2020 Boston Opportunity Fund recipient, a 2019 Iguana Music Fund grant recipient, a 2019 Berklee College of Music Post Master’s Graduate Fellow, and was nominated for a 2020 Boston Music Award. Naomi has performed at The MFA Do617’s Bust Out Boston at Brighton Music Hall, Camp.Fire Festival at Club Passim, Sofar Sounds, and Coast Fest on Cape Cod. Like a rose with many petals, Naomi’s music is layered, striking, and tender. They have been featured in WBUR’s The Artery, Vanyaland, WGBH, Allston Pudding, and The Bluegrass Situation. In 2021, Naomi and her creative partner, Nan Macmillan, launched Song & Sanctuary: a virtual retreat for songwriting and spirituality.