Songwriting Retreat Enrolments are Now Open!

Enrolments for the I Heart Songwriting Club and Wild Mountains Songs Songwriting Retreat and now open!

Retreat will run from Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2024 at Rathdowney Hinterlands

Restore your wellbeing, develop your creativity and songwriting skills, and collaborate with peers in this nourishing 4-day/3-night songwriting retreat, set amongst the beautiful rolling hills of the Border Ranges National Park.

Join us for a weekend of nature, songwriting collaboration and friendship in the Rathdowney Hinterlands, bordering the World Heritage listed Border Ranges National Park on Mununjali land, in Regional Queensland, Australia. This event is presented by I Heart Songwriting Club in celebration of their 10th year anniversary, and Wild Mountains Songs.

This 3-night creative development retreat from Sat 31 Aug to Tues 3 Sept is for 12 songwriters who are seeking connection with like-minded creatives, to develop songwriting skills and craft, and reconnect to self and nature.

If you’re coming to Brisbane to attend Australia’s biggest Music Industry Conference BIGSOUND (3-6 Sept), extend your trip by a couple of days to include this opportunity, and get more value out of your trip. This is a great inclusion for any grant applications too.

To register your interest to attend, please complete the following expression of interest form and we will be in touch with you by phone or email to discuss this with you.

About the Retreat

We will be staying at Wild Mountains, a purpose-built environmental education centre in Running Creek, Queensland (2 hour drive from Brisbane CBD), that has a shared philosophy of living lightly on the earth. It’s a piece of heaven that we pay our utmost respect to. There are lots of fauna sharing this space with us.

We will gather for meals and activities in the beautiful architecturally designed Hall, with an abundance of natural light and views to the rainforest. The amenities are also here. Meals will be provided for you and will consist of delicious, simple and nutritious vegetarian food, and we will rest at night overlooking the exquisite view of the Border Ranges in simple shared timber a-frame accommodation that befits the natural surroundings.

The program includes facilitated co-writing sessions, creative development workshops, intentional sharing of songs and stories, guided nature walks and meditation incorporating creativity, and an informal and intimate concert for the local Wild Mountains community.

Your retreat facilitators include I Heart Songwriting Club founder, songwriter and educator Francesca de Valence; Wild Mountains Songs founder, songwriter and National Project Manager of Green Music Australia, Emma Bosworth; and Richard Zoomers, co-founder of Wild Mountains and environmental educator.

Enrolments close July 31