Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters

November 2-5, 2023

Special guests: All of our songwriter attendees.
Invited presenters are Pierce Pettis, Sav Buist & Katie Larson from The Accidentals, James Gordon, Shanna in a Dress

November 9-12, 2023

Special guests: All of our songwriter attendees.
Invited presenters are Amy Rigby, Buddy Mondlock, Grace Pettis, Justin Farren

The 29th annual Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters,
November 2-12, 2023

Directed by John D. Lamb at Jolli-Lodge, 29 N. Manitou Trail, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653

We are sold out both retreat weekends. You can request to be on a waiting list. Write to
Lamb’s Leland Songwriters Concert, Tuesday, November 7, 7pm, Old Art Building, Leland, MI.

Lamb’s Leland Songwriters Concert
Tuesday, November 7, 7pm.
Featuring artists-in-residence from Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters
Hosted by John D. Lamb
Old Art Building, 111 S. Main Street, Leland, MI 49654, 231-256-2131
presented by
Springfed Arts in partnership with Old Art Building.


Anyone who registers for all ten days, Nov 2-12, 2023.


Retreat is open to all songwriters, their friends and family.

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

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

This year’s weekend schedules are here.

Scholarship opportunities from Blissfest Music Organization. Write to with inquiries.

“I had such a great time and I think the song I wrote on that weekend will work for a recording,…a classy bunch of people and a privilege to be associated with John D. Lamb. After Lamb’s Retreat I always think the same thing: boy, I so needed that.”

Michael Smith 

“I found Lamb’s Retreat to be a beautiful setting and welcoming community of writers, who took on John’s uniquely individualized song assignments with impressive results.”

– Brett Perkins, Listening Room International Songwriter Retreats

Photos and posts regarding our retreat found here:
Lamb’s Retreat Songwriters (

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