Jul 06, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E 100 N, Moab, UT 84532, USA
The ballad is one of the most versatile and iconic forms for both poetry and song lyrics; from nursery rhymes to old school raps, from Emily Dickinson to Leonard Cohen, for centuries the ballad stanza has served as an all-purpose container for wit and wisdom. This one-time, two hour workshop will cover the fundamentals of meter and rhyme, explore diverse examples of ballads across a variety of genres, and then guide participants through the process of writing a ballad (either poetic or musical) of their own.
About the Instructor: Brian Laidlaw is an author-songwriter who recently completed a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Denver. He publishes books of poetry and creative nonfiction with Milkweed Editions. His newest album This Aster: Adaptations of Emile Nelligan, recorded with his folk band The Family Trade, was released on vinyl by Fonograf Editions last year. Brian lives in Moab, Utah, and moonlights - often literally - as a rock climber.
All materials are provided.
Class will be held in the Dance room
Class is limited to 18 students
The Almighty Ballad
This ticket is for one participant in the Almighty Ballad class on 7/6/2023.$20.00+$0.50 service fee