Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters

October 31 – November 3, 2024

Special guests: All of our songwriter attendees.
Invited presenters are Robby Hecht, Grace Pettis, Jake Allen, Abigayle Kompst, Sadie Gustafson-Zook.

November 7-10, 2024

Special guests: All of our songwriter attendees.
Invited presenters are Cliff Eberhardt, Louise Mosrie Coombe, Michael McNevin, Kitty Donohoe, Josh Rose.

The 30th annual Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters,
October 31 – November 10, 2024

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

Lamb’s Leland Songwriters Concert
Tuesday, November 5, 7pm
Featuring Michael Camp, Robby Hecht, Michael McNevin, Grace Pettis, Abigayle Kompst, Sadie Gustafson-Zook, and 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, October 31- November 10, 2024.

Last year’s posters below:


Retreat is open to all songwriters.

To register for either week or all ten days, call Springfed 248-224-9338 or 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 will be here.

Scholarship opportunities from The Sal D’Agnillo Songwriter Endowment and 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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