Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters
The 27th annual Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters,
November 4-14, 2021
Directed by John D. Lamb at the Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Retreat is open to all songwriters, their friends and family.
Saturday Concerts, November 6 & 13, 2021, 8pm, might be open to the public this year.
Birchwood Inn, 7291 S. Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI, 49740
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.
From the director:
I assure you that the health and safety of our staff and songwriters are my highest priority.
In addition to the Birchwood Inn’s existing standards for health and sanitation, we are:
Requiring staff members to be fully vaccinated* with either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Requiring all attendees of Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters to show proof of full vaccination* with either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine or negative Covid-19 test administered by or under the supervision of a healthcare provider and taken within 48 hours of arrival to the retreat. Fully Vaccinated/Full vaccination=final vaccination completed with 2nd shot at least 14 days prior.
If you are registered to attend the retreat and, for any reason, would like to cancel, I will refund you fully but less $50 for administrative costs. If you cancel the week of the retreat, I will refund you 50% of your registration fee.
We will accept a printed, or digital copy of a negative COVID-19 test result administered by or under the supervision of a healthcare professional within 48 hours of your arrival at the inn.
We will accept a picture or scan on your cell phone, photocopy, or original document of your CDC-issued vaccination card. If you need a replacement vaccine card, you can contact your vaccine provider or local health department.
If our staff has grounds to believe that you have presented fraudulent or falsified documents, we reserve the right to deny you entry into our establishment. If you are unvaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask even if you have tested negative for COVID within the past 48 hours before your arrival to the retreat.
By requiring our performers to be fully vaccinated or provide negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours of performance as of November 4 we can limit the spread of COVID-19 that occurs via airborne particles and droplets when breathing, speaking, singing, coughing, sneezing.
Regarding the Saturday evening staff concerts that are open to the public, we’ll be asking visitors to show proof of full vaccination* with either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine or negative Covid-19 test administered by or under the supervision of a healthcare provider and taken within 48 hours. The CDC recommends that masks are worn in public indoor spaces in areas with high transmission rates regardless of vaccination status.
Before you travel to The Birchwood Inn, please screen yourself for any possible Covid-19 symptoms. Symptoms include:
Fever (equal to or greater than 100.4°F) or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle and body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
* Find a vaccine near you by texting your zipcode to 438-829.
(Thanks to the Bluebird Café of Nashville for many of the lyrics used in this announcement.)
Scholarship opportunities from Blissfest Music Organization
“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.”
“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 www.listeningroomretreats.com
Photos and posts regarding our retreat found here:
Lamb’s Retreat Songwriters (facebook.com)
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