Songwriting 101

West Michigan musicians May Erlewine and Max Lockwood will guide participants through the songwriting process from tapping into inner creativity to getting lyrics on paper and merging with just the right notes. The day will culminate with participants sharing and processing their work together and lifting their voices in song as a group.

A light lunch will be provided.

This event is open to ages 16+. Pre-registration is required and opens Nov. 18; sign-up is no longer available when the wait list is full.


9:30 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020


Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
4950 Breton SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

More about May Erlewine

One of the Midwest’s most prolific and passionate songwriters, Erlewine has a gift for writing songs of substance that feel both fresh and soulfully familiar. Her ability to emotionally engage with an audience has earned her a dedicated following far beyond her Michigan roots. She shows us her heartbreak, but she also shows us her empowered and emboldened spirit. In her quest to find her most authentic self, Erlewine gifts each listener with a powerful, emotional experience that immediately connects us.

More about Max Lockwood

Songwriter, vocalist, and poet Max Lockwood channels the flair of Tom Petty and the eloquence of the Beat Generation’s finest to create a sound rooted in songcraft and heartfelt lyricism and bound with elements of rock and roll, folk and pop. With full arrangements and rich poetic focus, the listener is led into a deep sonic landscape by songs that seek to uncover truths of love, adversity, and growth.

Max’s latest single, “Tried Love” featuring guest vocalists Lindsay Lou, Dore, Cooper, Smith and O’Daly is out now.