AMY SPEACE

Singer-Songwriter

“What Amy Speace says – what she sings – she says with a confluence of poetry and honesty, of emotional specificity,” The New York Times.  

"SONGS FROM THE WELL" SONGWRITING RETREATS

Amy Speace's Songs From The Well Retreats & Workshops are for all levels of writers, from touring professionals wishing to deepen their work to anyone who's ever had a wish to begin songwriting!  Spend an extraordinary and intimate few days working on your craft, helping each other bring out our truest selves on the page and through our voices, creating a collaborative and safe community to stretch our talents, maybe finding new ways of accessing our own 'truths'.  Along the way, you will learn some new tools, maybe meet a new co-writing friend, and perhaps write a song within the weekend. Workshops, yoga, meditation, free time to write and walk and wander and read.  Evening song shares around a campfire. 

UPCOMING songwriting RETREATS:


Saturday April 22, 2017
RESISTANCE: MAKING ART FROM THE PLACES THAT HURT
NASHVILLE TN
$175
Saturday 10-5pm workshop with evening open mic concert
Lunch included in price

This will be a special workshop where we'll spend the day looking at the places, the things, the issues we bump up against in life and find ways of turning these into truth.  We'll read from poets and playwrights and activists and songwriters, do quick writes, collaborate, and come away from this one day workshop with a new song and new friends!

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Friday, June 15-Sunday June 17, 2017
RIVERDOG RETREAT
Wakeman, Ohio
limited to 25
$250

Friday evening welcome & reception at 7pm
Saturday workshops 9am-12pm, 2-5pm, Evening Concert w/ Amy Speace
Sunday songshare 10am-12pm
Lunch on Saturday is included. All other meals are not.
There are limited accommodations at Riverdog and area B&B's for travelers. 
Accommodation are not included in the price of retreat. 

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OCTOBER 19-22, 2017
PENUEL RIDGE RETREAT CENTER
Ashland City TN
Thursday @ 6pm - Sunday @ 2pm
$600/$550


In songwriting and in self, I left knowing what authenticity looks like...a sense of community developed and an ability to draw people out of the fear and comfort zones into that community..[it was] a tremendous gift in a world of competition.
— Audrey, Fall 2015 workshop attendee
Amy possesses a passion to teach what she knows and has been an integral part of the performance faculty at the Song School for nearly two decades. I consider her classes mandatory for all performing songwriters.
— Steve Szkymanski, Director, Song School, Rocky Mtn. Folks Festival
Amy Speace is a brilliant and intuitive performance teacher, with hard earned wisdom to offer her students, and the passion and courage to convey it.
— Mary Gauthier, Singer/Songwriter & Teacher