Intensive Writing Weekend for Songwriters

Pat PattisonSDSG July 2012 Event with Berklee’s Pat Pattison Intensive Writing Weekend for Songwriters 10AM-4PM Saturday/Sunday, July 7 and 8 at the Country Inn Suites.

In connection with SDSG, world renowned songwriting teacher and author Pat Pattison will present a 2-day Songwriting Seminar in San Diego.  In this seminar, songwriters will explore in depth the challenges presented in Pattison’s new book, Songwriting Without Boundaries: Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice.

Pattison’s ground-breaking work on metaphor opens a portal to seeing the world not only for what it is, but for what it could be. Writers learn to integrate Object Writing into their Songwriting; create powerful and effective metaphor, using straight-forward exercises to extend and reverse metaphor, and finally, work with rhythm and rhyme, preparing your writing for its journey into song.

Fresh back from touring Australia, appearing as Keynote speaker at the WAMi Conference in Perth June 1, and featured speaker at APRA’s SongSummit May 26-28, Pattison is looking forward to working with songwriters in California as they hone their craft. Participants in the seminar will have an opportunity to receive constructive critiques of their songs and lyrics.

SDSG Exclusive

SDSG members, we have something very special for you… a way you can obtain or renew your SDSG membership essentially for FREE!

In honor of our 30th Anniversary, SDSG members will receive a special $30 discount on the upcoming Pat Pattison workshop, which will be held at our regular stomping grounds, the Country Inn and Suites in Sorrento Valley on Saturday and Sunday July 7th and July 8th.

We also happen to be offering a special annual membership rate of only $30 for a limited time, as another way to celebrate our 30th Anniversary… and that’s exactly the same amount as the discount to Pat’s workshop!!!

So, if you renew right now and your SDSG membership for the special $30 price, you’ve saved $20 bucks off SDSG’s regular $50 membership rate for starters. Then, when you sign up for the Pat Pattison Workshop, you’ll receive the SDSG members discount of $30, which is the entire annual cost of your SDSG Membership!

Pat Pattison is a Professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches Lyric Writing and Poetry. In addition to his four books, Pat has developed five online courses in lyric writing and poetry for Berkleemusic, Berklee’s Online School. He has written more than 30 articles for Home & Studio Recording Magazine, and Performing Songwriter. Pat continues to present songwriting clinics across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Several of his students have won Grammy’s, including John Mayer and Gillian Welch. More at

To register and for additional information, visit under schedule or contact or call 603 339 7193

Registration fees for the seminars:

$175 Regular

$145 San Diego Songwriters Guild


$120 Berklee Students

Pat and SDSG look forward to seeing you at the Country Inn and Suites, 5975 Lusk Blvd in Sorrento Valley (858) 558-1818 July 7 and 8, 10am-4pm both days.

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