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The 21st annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters, November 5-15, 2015

Directed by John D. Lamb at the Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs, Michigan

2015 details to be announced.

Last year's info below.

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The 20th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters
November 6-9, 2014 Staff: Michael Smith, Tom Prasada Rao, Whit Hill, Jenny Bienemann, Robin Bienemann
November 13-16, 2014 Staff: Mark Stuart, Chuck Brodsky, Jan Krist, Kitty Donohoe, Annie Capps, Melissa Greener
Artists-in-residence Nov 6-16, 2014: Kirby, Dennis Kingsbury, Chuck Brodsky, Tom Prasada-Rao, Mark Stuart, Melissa Greener

Packages include gala reception, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners for each weekend.
register online here.

Directed by John D. Lamb

Retreat is open to all songwriters, their friends and family.
Concerts open to public Saturdays, November 8 & 15, 2014, 8pm, $15 suggested donation
Birchwood Inn, 7291 S. Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI, 49740

To register for either or all ten days, call Springfed 248-589-3913 or use any credit card online here.

If sending a check, printable registration form here.

This year's schedules are here.

10-day package available at Springfed E-store.

Write a song. Inspirational talk/presentations. Discussions on craft/creative process. Open mic/song swaps. One on one sessions.
Good food.

Directions to the Birchwood Inn here.

Scholarship opportunities from Blissfest Music Organization


Springfed Arts Lamb’s Retreats for Songwriters 2014 Registration

To attend the 20th Annual Lamb’s Retreats for Songwriters, fill out a registration form for each attendee.

Rates include Thursday night gala reception, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, wine and beverages.

Please circle desired retreat.

Week 1 - Nov. 6-9, 2014  Week 2 - Nov. 13-16, 2014

Single occupancy-3 nights Nov. 6, 7, & 8 ■ $575  Nov 13, 14 & 15 ■ $575

Single occupancy-2 nights Nov 7 & 8 ■ $500  Nov 14 & 15 ■ $500

Share a dbl occ-3 nights Nov. 6, 7 & 8 ■ $475each  Nov 13, 14 & 15 ■ $475each

Non-lodge-includes meals $300 Non-lodge-includes meals $300

Sharing with________________________________________ ____________________________________

Single occupancy ALL 10 nights Nov 7-17 $1300

Many songwriters opt for the full ten days so they can enjoy the midweek serenity and write more songs.  We gather ourselves at night in the Fireside Room.  Songs are sung.  They're heard.  We're good at listening.

Discounted lodging rate for pre and post stays are $75 per room, per night.

You may pay the Birchwood Inn directly upon arrival.

If you are interested in a one-on-one conference session, indicate a staff member:_____________________________________________________

How did you hear about Lamb’s Retreat________________________________

You may send 50% of the registration fee and pay off the balance by October 12, 2011.

*Cancellations after October 12, 2014 will be subject to a $50 handling fee. Call 248-589-3913

Cancellations during the retreat will be refunded 50% of registration fee.

We will accept registrations until full. Register online at





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Total Amount enclosed__________

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Make checks payable to Springfed Arts.

Send to: John D. Lamb, Springfed Arts, P.O. Box 304, Royal Oak, Michigan 48068-0304

or Register online here.


Photos from previous retreats:
Photos by Charlie Auringer found on Facebook here.

Already happened:

The 19th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters
November 7-10, 2013 Staff: Doug & Telisha Williams, Michael Camp, Dana Cooper, Kate Wallace, Lisa Redfern
November 14-17, 2013 Staff: Peter Mulvey, Seth Glier, Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin, Jim Bizer
Artists-in-residence Nov 7-17: Dalis Allen, Chuck Brodsky, Kirby, Dennis Kingsbury



18th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2012
November 1-4: Michael Smith, Joel Mabus, Sally Barris, Tom Kimmel, Whit Hill
November 8-11: Chuck Brodsky, Dick Siegel, Anne Heaton, Ellis, Natalia Zukerman



17th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2011
November 3-6: Ronny Cox, Karen Mal, Dana Cooper, Julianne Ankley, Dan Hazlett, Dalis Allen.
November 10-13: Doug & Telisha Williams, Edie Carey, Buddy Mondlock , Jen Cass, Greg Greenway.



16th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2010
November 4-7, 2010: Jonathan Byrd, Michael Smith, Karen Mal, Dick Siegel, Annie Capps, Dalis Allen
November 11-14, 2010: Don Henry, Sally Barris, LJ Booth, James Gordon, Ember Swift, Stewart Francke, Carolyn Striho



15th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2009
November 5-8, 2009: Stacey Earle, Mark Stuart, Amy Speace, Chuck Brodsky, Drew Nelson, Dalis Allen
November 12-15, 2009: Idgy Vaughn, Bernice Lewis, Myk Rise, Dave Boutette, Tom Prasada-Rao, Cary Cooper



14th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2008
November 6-9, 2008: Joe Dolce, Jim Photoglo, Jon Vezner, Annie Gallup, Wil Maring, Anne Heaton
November 13-16, 2008: Joel Mabus, Michael Camp, Rachael Davis, Jill Jack, Karen Mal



13th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2007
November 1-4, 2007:  Michael Smith, Dick Siegel, Kitty Donohoe, Josh Davis, David Mosher, Anne Heaton, Seth Bernard, May Erlewine Bernard
November 8-11, 2007: Tom Prasada-Rao, Cary Cooper, Corinne West, David Massengill, Chuck Brodsky, Michael Crittenden



12th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2006
November 2-5, 2006:  Jack Williams, Eric Schwartz, Amy Speace, James Gordon, Kathrin Shorr
November 9-12, 200-67: Dana Cooper, Edie Carey, Teddy Goldstein, Amilia Spicer, Chuck Brodsky, Dalis Allen



11th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2005
November 3-6, 2005:  Jim Photoglo, Annie Gallup, Freebo, Tom Prasada-Rao, Dalis Allen
November 10-13, 2005: Stacey Earle, Mark Stuart, Andrew Calhoun, Ember Swift, Kat Eggleston, Jim Bizer, Jan Krist



10th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2004
November 4-7, 2004:  Michael Smith, Joel Mabus, Claudia Schmidt, Bob Franke, Michael Camp, Rod Kennedy, Dalis Allen
November 11-14, 2006: Chuck Brodsky, Teddy Goldstein, Edie Carey, Anne Heaton, Rachael Davis, Brett Hartenbach



9th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2003
November 6-9, 2003: Dick Siegel, David Roth, Chuck Brodsky, Cosy Sheridan, Dalis Allen


8th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2002
November 7-10, 2002: Michael Smith, Tom Prasada-Rao,  Michael Camp, Teddy Goldstein, Kat Eggleston, Rod Kennedy, Dalis Allen


7th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2001
November 1-4, 2001: Jack Williams, Johnsmith, Stacey Earle Mark Stuart, David Massengill, Jim Fleming, Rod Kennedy, Dalis Allen


6th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 2000
November 2-5, 2000: Joel Mabus, Tom Kimmel, Annie Gallup, Caroline Aiken, Michael Camp, Don Conoscenti, Rod Kennedy, Dalis Allen


5th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 1999
November 4-7,1999: Anne Hills, Michael Camp, David Barrett, Al Carmichael, Gary Griffin, Rod Kennedy, Dalis Allen


4th annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 1998
November 5-8,1998: Michael Smith, Claudia Schmidt, Bob Franke, Michael Camp, Jim Fleming, Rod Kennedy, Dalis Allen


3rd annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 1997
November 6-9,1997: Michael Smith, Claudia Schmidt, Michael Johnson, Michael Camp, Kate Wallace, David Tamulevich


2nd annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 1996
November 7-10,1996: Joel Mabus, Michael Smith, Kitty Donohoe, Dick Siegel, Michael Camp, Kate Wallace, Rod Kennedy, Dalis Allen


1st annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters 1995
November 3-5,1995: Joel Mabus, Bob Franke, Kitty Donohoe, Dick Siegel, Michael Camp, Rod Kennedy, Dalis Allen



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