Calling all songwriters, poets, and storytellers—and those who just want to listen! Holiday is pleased to offer a special songwriting workshop on the lower San Juan River. Join nationally recognized folk singer Cosy Sheridan for four days of music and river magic over Memorial Day weekend.
We’ll raft the river by day and share our songs, poems, and stories around the campfire at night. The San Juan River flows through a landscape that’s sure to inspire. Let your mind flow around the famous San Juan Goosenecks. Hike to the rim along the Honaker Trail; imagine the stories the men and animals who built this trail might tell. Explore side canyons and hidden swimming holes. Cosy will lead talks about works-in-process, or about the craft of writing, or living a creative life. We may also try some creative writing games.
While Cosy guides your voice and your muse, Holiday will guide your eyes and your mind, as we do on every trip. Our oar-powered rafts and expert guides will row you downstream and encourage you to go with the flow. We’ll take care of all the logistics, keep you well-fed, and provide thoughtful interpretation about the canyon and river to inform your creativity.
The river has a song, too. It sings in the voice of the canyon wren and the yellow-breasted chat. It murmurs in secret harmony beneath our rafts and along the sand and rock banks. Learn to listen for the sounds of the river, and for your inner voice. The San Juan is a particularly special place for a songwriting workshop, rich in history and rugged nature, and with a soul all its own.
Learn more about Cosy Sheridan, and reserve your spot on this special trip today.