SOLATIDO is a five-day retreat for aspiring and seasoned songwriters. Here's a chance to get away from real life and make time for your work in the company of other troubadours. Composer and producer Richard Putnam and improvisational musician Alison Weiner return this year to work with the songwriters as we flesh out our new tunes. Richard and Alison are amazing musicians who can add most any instrument to a recording.

At SOLATIDO you will also learn from other participants--some of the best singer/songwriters working in the region. Participants, whether beginning or accomplished writers, will have a chance to learn from each other in song circles, with morning writing prompts, and peer collaborations. We'll record one or two songs from each participant for a CD and prepare together for a showcase of individual works-in-progress on the last night of the workshop. Once again, we will be in residence at Wildacres with the Table Rock Writers Workshop--a group of fiction and nonfiction writers and poets. Solatido participants often like to sit in on some Table Rock faculty presentations and the writers in turn will join us for late night jam sessions and the final concert. Enrollment is limited to 12.

The goal of SOLATIDO is to provide a relaxing environment where we can share our music in a noncompetitive atmosphere of professional support and encouragement. Serious fun, we say. Tuition includes room and all meals. See the registration page for details.