Horse & Writer Invitational Songwriter Event

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Skip Ewing’s Horse & Writer Invitational is a seven-day songwriting program presenting aspiring writers with a unique opportunity to learn one-on-one from masters of the craft. This year’s Invitational is being held on August 24 – 30, 2008 at the Lazy L&B Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming. The mentors include Skip Ewing, Chris Wallin, Clay Mills, and Deanna Bryant who are all very seasoned and successful songwriters with 13 Number-1 singles, almost 300 album cuts, multiple Grammy nominations and many other impressive accolades.

The Horse & Writer Invitational has opened submissions for songwriters of all genres to apply for the opportunity to receive a scholarship for the entire amount of the tuition ($2500), not including transportation to and from the program. All songs submitted will be heard by a panel of top industry professionals, publishers, the Horse & Writer staff, and hit songwriters. Artists do not need to be experienced horseback riders to attend.

The Horse & Writer Invitational is not necessarily looking for a “bona-fide” hit (but if they hear one, they will help it get heard). They are looking for writers who are talented and committed, and whose work shows genuine promise and is taking steps in the right direction.

Selected artists will receive concentrated songwriting mentorship in the areas of creativity, relationships, self-exploration and observation, the business of writing, craftsmanship, and much more through their scholarship to the Invitational. Instruction includes: evaluations, writing exercises, observation, commentary, and staff presentations. At the Invitational, single-song publishing contracts will be awarded, and one writer will join the Horse & Writer staff performing at a sold-out benefit show on August 30th, 2008!

Please note: Submitters must be 18 years old to apply. Songs must be original and artists must own the copyrights to their music. Songs with more than 3 co-writers are not eligible. If multiple co-writers would like to be considered for the same song, each writer must apply separately. All co-writers must consent to the submission of the song. Please include lyrics with your submission.