Upcoming Workshops

Queer Creative Circles 
Every First Saturday @ 6:30PM in Eugene (Adults Only)
Every Third Saturday @ 2:30PM in Eugene (All Ages)

Do you have something queer that you've created or simply love and want to share with fellow queer folks? Maybe that queer thing is you! Join us for a night of embracing and celebrating queer joy with The Creative Queer Collective.

Bring your favorite songs, poems, and musical instruments – originals and covers are all welcome! This is an inclusive space for voices of all abilities. We will have time for both individual and group singing/music/jamming and sometimes we work on a craft together. Feel free to bring a nut-free snack, or art supplies to share. 

Every group is a unique co-created experience that can range from joyful and lighthearted to deep and profound. We encourage people to share at their comfort level and sharing is not required. This event is for queer folks and those comfortable in a space that centers the queer experience. 

Donations for the space are appreciated but not expected. You can get all the details by joining the email list of The Creative Queer Collective.

Upcoming Retreats

NW Songwriter Soiree Retreats
Spring and Fall Retreats

What began in 2009 as a monthly living room potluck, has turned into one of the largest communities of songwriters and lovers of music in the Pacific Northwest! This event is not a typical “songwriting retreat.” The Soiree is a place for ANYONE to enjoy the art and craft of songwriting, to learn music, and to enjoy community and connection! We hope you will become a member of our community and join our semi-annual retreat.

What makes the soiree so special is the music, yes…and even more, it’s the PEOPLE! Our mission is to support songwriters of all skill levels and genres, create an inspiring and supportive experience, and provide a safe space where individuals can express themselves through music and storytelling.

Whether you are a songwriter yet or not, this event is for you! Yes, it’s a songwriting retreat. And it’s also a creative arts and community retreat. The retreat provides an opportunity to learn the craft of songwriting, to develop and expand musical skills, and to commune and share with others, yourself, and nature, in an intimate and connected way. 

The focus of the retreat is on the SHARING aspect. In addition to the AMAZING songwriting and music workshops offered, the main event is an open mic session each night wherein participants share songs they have written, or are working on…followed by all night campfire jams!

Also note that sharing a song or writing a song isn’t required at all. How you participate is up to you! Just listen, bring your presence, give feedback, relax, learn and enjoy!

All of this magic is set in a location that provides an environment conducive to creativity, support and relaxation!

Creative Queer Collective Retreats

In December, 2023 I hosted the first Queer Creative Retreat. It was such a smashing success that I and other attendees formed a non profit and plan to continue to create collborative, pay what you can, no minimum retreats, centering queerness and creativity. You can check out our website below and join our newsletter to hear about upcoming retreats.