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Writing from the Heart with Anya Hinkle

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Singer/songwriter Anya Hinkle writes, “I remember when I started writing songs, the thought of exposing my thoughts and feelings through music and lyrics seemed absolutely terrifying. I didn’t want to admit my failures and fears. I was afraid to “out” people in my life that brought up strong emotions.

The longer I write songs, the more I’ve started paying close attention to what I feel and experience. I realize that if I feel it, others feel it too. The converse is also true: if I’m not feeling it, others probably won’t feel it either.

So how do we tap into our hearts to express what is true for us? How do we mine our personal experience for universal truths that resonate with others?

This is an active process of exploration for me that I’d like to share. In this workshop we will talk about cultivating the habits and developing the tools that raise awareness of these universal experiences that root deeply into the heart. And then we will start writing about them.”

Originally from the mountains of Virginia, Anya’s music is steeped in the tones of folk and Appalachian string band music and seasoned by travels across the world. A founding member of Asheville-based bands Dehlia Low (Rebel Records) and Tellico (Organic Records), Anya released the first full-length album under her own name, Eden And Her Borderlands, in 2021 on Organic Records. Anya tours all over the US, Japan and Europe.

Her latest effort has gained acclaim from critics across the world and landed her on some of the most prestigious streaming playlists, such as Indigo, Grass Roots and Emerging Americana. The record has been within the top 30 new albums on Roots Music Report’s Country and Americana Country charts since its release in July 2021.

Hinkle won the MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition in 2019 and was a finalist in the Hazel Dickens Song Contest for her song “Ballad of Zona Abston,” featured on Tellico’s 2018 release Woven Waters. The album, produced by Irish guitar legend John Doyle (Transatlantic Sessions, Joan Baez, Tim O’Brien), had a #1 single, #1 band and #2 album ranking on the Folk DJ charts in November 2018.

NOTE: This workshop will be recorded and distributed to registered attendees for use as a learning tool. A highlights video will be produced and shared to promote future workshops and events.

PineCone is committed to making our programs accessible and welcoming to all. To request accommodations (Zoom or tech help; captions; etc) for this or any upcoming PineCone events, please e-mail Jamie or call 919-664-8333 x4.  

You will receive a registration confirmation email with details for joining the workshop. Please be sure that your email address is entered correctly and check your spam or promotions folder if you do not receive the confirmation email. If you are still unable to locate the email confirmation and have not received the reminder email by 5pm the day of the workshop, please call or text Jamie at 919-656-7902.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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