OCT 18, 19 & 20 in NASHVILLE, TN

Fifteen applicants whose talent warrants being heard by industry
professionals will be chosen to attend this excellent learning and
networking opportunity. It will begin on Friday Oct 18th at 6:00 PM with an
informal gathering and will continue at 9:00 PM when participants will be
treated to a show at The Bluebird Cafe featuring hit writers Don Schlitz,
Fred Knobloch and Thom Schuyler. There will. be a Saturday morning, a
Saturday afternoon and a Sunday morning session, each attended by two
different publishers. Every writer will get a chance to play one song and
receive feedback at each session. Saturday night any writer who wishes will
be scheduled to perform at a local writers night.

So far commitments have been received from Scott Gunter of Almo Irving
Music, Chris Oglesby of BMG Publishing, Rusty Gaston of Song Garden Music,
Jerry Smith of Smith Haven Music and Bobby Cottle of Welk Music. (As soon as
the final publisher has confirmed the name will be posted at They are all highly successful, established music
industry veterans who care about helping writers learn and grow, but they
will also be attending because they are always eager to discover great new

The fee for the workshop is $120. This fee will include a continental
breakfast on Saturday and Sunday plus admission to the show at The Bluebird.
Participants must provide their own lodging. Shoney's Inn is offering a
discount rate of $55/night single or double and those who request it can be
paired with a roommate to save expenses. Some financial assistance is

To apply, send tapes or CD's of three songs with lyric sheets and a
non-refundable $10 application fee to Barbara Cloyd's Songwriting Workshop,
PO Box 121497, Nashville, TN 37212. Be sure to include phone numbers,
mailing address and email address. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 1st
and all applicants will be sent a response by Oct 4th. Tapes and CD's will
not be returned. Applicants who would like some feedback on the strengths,
weaknesses and commercial potential of their writing may include an
additional $25, which can be applied to the cost of the workshop if they are

If you have questions, write to, call 615-383-5616
or visit