Songwriters’ workshop cancelled for this year

The annual Songwriters’ Workshop at the George Ryga Centre will not happen this year.

The annual Songwriters’ Workshop at the George Ryga Centre will not happen this year.

The workshops, which feature legendary B.C. musicians Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes working with aspiring songwriters from the area, have been held for the past 17 years at the centre.

“The year of postponement will give song-doctors Henderson and Forbes an opportunity to take a brief sabbatical to re-evaluate and further fine tune their highly successful workshop,” a news release stated.

In the past, the workshops have been held at the George Ryga Centre on Caldwell Street, but in August, the George Ryga Centre Society put the house on the real estate market.

Playwright George Ryga lived in the house from 1962 until his death in 1987 and wrote some of his most famous plays while living there.

In 1996, the George Ryga Centre was established in the house.

It functioned as a cultural centre and an occasional writers’ retreat until early in 2012.

 

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