Workshops

Songwriting . Free Writing . Yoga . Posture . Meditation . Improvisation .

Creativity is at the core of what makes us human, and we're at our best when we're integrating creativity with our day to day experience, engaging with our imagination on a regular basis, and finding ways to express that relationship by bringing it into the world. 

Drawing on 40 years as an artist, musician and writer and 30 years experience teaching and mentoring creativity, I offer experiential and challenging workshops and retreats.

I also offer fully customised workshops and retreats designed for individuals or groups - unplugged, engaging, and fun. Compose a song, write a poem, free your voice, recover your artistic passion, relieve performance anxiety, communicate with your peers.

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Newport Landing, NS

Lyrics & Letters with

Linda McLean

Creative Writing Workshop

 

Saturday,

November 26, 2022

10am to 4pm

Avon River Heritage Museum

Upstairs in the

Artists' Landing Gallery

17 Belmont Rd,

Newport Landing, NS

 

"Give the Gift of Song"

Creative Writing Workshop

A full day Workshop of creativity, writing, and sharing. 

$40 Workshop only

$48 Workshop with Concert

 

Give the Gift of Song Workshop

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26,10am to 4pm

Give a gift this year that will last a lifetime in this one-day fun and intensive songwriting workshop.

 

Get your creative juices flowing with Linda’s unique lyric writing process, Mining for Gold, and learn how to move through writing blocks to uncover the limitless wealth of creative material. Linda will coach you with one-to-one mentoring and help you shape your ideas into a song or poem or story or whatever form your writing wants to take. You’ll join together with the other participants in a safe and supportive setting to give and receive feedback and end the day with the opportunity to perform your work-in-progress.

 

🎶Now you can tell everybody this is your song.🎶

 

For More Info:

linda@lindamclean.com

 

 


 

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Charlottetown, PEI

Lyrics & Letters

with Linda McLean

Creative Writing Workshop

 

Friday

December 2, 2022

1am to 3pm

Beaconsfield Mansion, Carriage House Studio

2 Kent St.

Charlottetown, PEI

"Give the Gift of Song"

Creative Writing Workshop

A full day Workshop of creativity, writing, and sharing. 

$40 Workshop only

$48 Workshop with Concert

Give the Gift of Song Workshop

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 10am to 3 pm

Give a gift this year that will last a lifetime - write your song, or poem, or story, or love letter and get ready to share it with the world.  

 

This one-day workshop is fun and intensive. You’ll get creative juices flowing with Linda’s unique lyric writing process, Mining for Gold, and learn how to move through writing blocks to uncover your limitless wealth of material for your song, or poem or whatever form your creative writing wants to take.  Linda will be there for one-to-one mentoring to help you shape your ideas into a structure you can share and you'll have the opportunity to give and receive feedback with other participants. At the end the day you'll have the option to perform (read) your work in progress in a safe and supportive setting. 

 

🎶Now you can tell everybody this is your song...🎶

For More Info

linda@lindamclean.com

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Yoga
@ the Museum

In the Artists Landing Gallery,

located upstairs @

Avon River Heritage Museum

Sunday Mornings 9-11 am

Yoga, Meditation & Free-Writing

A NEW 6 Class Series

with Songwriter/Yogi Linda McLean

October 16 - November 20

(October 16, 23, 30, November  6, 13, 20, 2022)

9am to 11am

Register for all 6 classes - $100 

or

Drop In Per Class - $20

 

Join musician, writer, and yogi Linda McLean in the Artists Landing Gallery, located upstairs in the Avon River Heritage Museum for a series of Yoga and Creativity classes. Build your resilience, dig deep, and honour your creative muse. 

Each class includes 1 hour of Yoga, 30 minutes of Meditation, and 30 minutes of guided visualization/free-writing. All levels of yoga experience are welcome.

 

What You'll Need to Bring

  • your yoga mat

  • any yoga props you like to use

  • a gentle smile

  • blank paper or your journal

  • a favourite pen or 2

 

To REGISTER and for more INFORMATION

email linda@lindamclean.com

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Get in touch. 

For more information, to book and design your workshop with Linda email linda@lindamclean.com

Testimonials

"It was an amazing opportunity once again Linda. Thank you Thank You. So much passion for the music, I can’t wait to hear the recordings as well. Always wonderful to be a  part of your creativity."

Connie Saulnier Sound, Singer-Songwriter

“Linda McLean’s lyric writing workshop is deep,

magical, and creatively inspiring! I love working with her.”

— Jane Lewis, Singer/Songwriter, Co-founder Women’s Music Weekend

“Linda is a master singer-songwriter who knows exactly how to connect you with the raw, thrilling magic of creating songs. She can take any broken song and help you fix it or she can help you snatch a brand new song out of thin air. She draws on her theatre/yoga background to help you train in performance techniques and she is incredibly knowledgeable about self care for body and soul. Do yourself a favour and sign up for one of her workshops!"

— Stéphanie Nutting, Songwriter, Musician, Professor, College of Arts, University of Guelph

“Linda is one of those old souls with fresh curiosity. She is attentive, conscientious, playful, authentic and serious about her purpose in helping others. She has been there herself with creative challenges and so can offer compassionate patient guidance and tools

& practices that really work. She is the real deal.”

— Lisa Lipsett, EdD, visual artist and founder Creative For Nature

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Women's Music Weekend

Special thanks to all who joined us
in Guelph, Ontario in 2022
Sept 9th
Concert
Sept 10th
One Day Singing and Songwriting Workshop

In 2012 Linda McLean hosted the first Women’s Music Weekend at her home in Muskoka, ON, Canada. Designed and led by Linda and two songwriting friends, Katherine Wheatley and Jane Lewis, the first few retreats revealed a unique transformative, uplifting and inspiring weekend beyond their hopes and expectations, which proved that woman coming together to sing and play and share and support one another can change lives. WMW became a bi-annual event that grew in numbers and continued to support a small and mighty community of women in the southern Ontario region. Linda moved to Nova Scotia, first expanding the reach of WMW, then putting together her own brand of songwriting workshops, blending songwriting with her background in singing, yoga, and creative writing and offers deep dives into the creative process and coaches her students to make creativity a daily practice.