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Janis Ian songwriting workshop

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Southminster United Church

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Ottawa, ON K1S 5G4

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CityFolk and Folkzone present...

A Songwriting Workshop with Janis Ian

Saturday afternoon, September 15
1:00 to 3:00 pm

People with all levels of experience are welcome to attend this workshop.

Registration fee: $10

Register for the workshop with a credit card at the green "TICKETS" link on this page,
or contact Chris White (chris@folkzone.ca) to reserve a spot.

Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer Avenue
(near Bank Street and the Canal in Old Ottawa South)
Room 7 (enter via Galt Street)

Free parking on local streets.
This event will take place on unceded Native territory.
Southminster United Church is a wheelchair accessible venue.

Based in Nashville, Janis Ian has been a professional singer-songwriter since the age of twelve. She has released 22 major label albums that have sold over 9 million copies worldwide. The recipient of two Grammy Awards and nine Grammy nominations, she has also received honors from a host of organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign Fund and MADD.

This two-hour workshop will include songwriting information and demonstrations, personal anecdotes and a "no holds barred" Q&A session. Janis will talk about lyrics, melody, harmony, chord progressions and song structures, with an emphasis on "how to be the best at songwriting". She will also discuss ways to nurture creativity and demonstrate techniques for effective stage presence and "stagecraft".

Known for her humour and honesty, Janis invites attendees to bring their "hopes, dreams, fears and questions" to this workshop, along with a hearty appetite for knowledge. Her classes resonate not only with musicians and actors but also with business professionals and the general public.

Janis Ian is committed to passing on the legacy of her five-decade career. This is a rare opportunity to learn from an exceptionally gifted and accomplished artist who is committed to helping others benefit from her experience!

Janis Ian wrote "Society’s Child" at age fourteen. Released in 1967, it ignited a storm among radio broadcasters and listeners for its unflinching look at the doomed relationship between a black boy and a white girl. The single sold 600,000 copies and the album sold 350,000 copies. Janis's 1975 song of teen angst, "At Seventeen", was also a major hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. "Between the Lines", the album containing the song, reached #1 on Billboard's album chart and sold over one million copies in the US. The song won a 1976 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female, being selected over performances by Linda Ronstadt, Olivia Newton-John and Helen Reddy. As a result of the song's popularity, Janis appeared as a musical guest on the series premiere of Saturday Night Live on October 11, 1975. On Valentine's Day, 1977, Janis received 461 valentine cards, having indicated in the song that she had never received one as a teenager!

In addition to her work as a songwriter, performer and recording artist, Janis Ian trained for 10 years under famed acting teacher Stella Adler, as well as with Chao Shao Lin of the Peking Opera Company and Dora Krannig of the Royal Ballet. She has also had numerous short stories published, and has narrated over 30 audio books. She won a Grammy Award and an Audie Award for her narration of her autobiography, "Society’s Child: My Autobiography". Her children's book, "The Tiny Mouse", was named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus Reviews.

For more information about Janis Ian, see https://www.janisian.com/downloads/Janis_Ian_Bio.pdf and https://www.janisian.com/masterclasses.php.

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