Songwriters on Songwriting: A Virtual Discussion

01may1:00 pm T2:00 pm TSongwriters on Songwriting: A Virtual DiscussionTalking Stick Festival - Spring Awakening


(Saturday) 1:00 pm T - 2:00 pm T View in my time

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This virtual discussion will touch on collaboration, the songwriting process, creative flow, finding inspiration, and song structure. Zach Saunders, Caitlin Goulet and Nimkish Younging will guide the discussion by sharing their creative process as well as a song. Open to songwriters at any level who would like to dive deeper into the creative process of writing.

Indigenous Artists for this Event!

  • Nimkish


    [Kwakwaka’wakw /Cree]

    NIMKISH is a Kwakwaka’wakw/Cree singer/songwriter based in Vancouver. She writes from a personal place of the trials of love and heartbreak. Her sound is a smooth blend of Pop and Future Bass with hints of layered R&B production.
    NIMKISH’s debut EP “Heartbreak On The Coast” shares her experience of falling for somebody of the same sex for the first time. She takes you with her as she shares her story of falling in love, treading new waters, the confusion, and eventually the pain of letting go. She aspires to be a relatable artist, and that her music can speak to people in a way that will help them get through similar situations.

    NIMKISH has graduated from Langara’s Intensive Singer/Songwriter program and currently attends Nimbus School Of Recording & Media where she has taken various music related courses and spends the time developing as an artist. Her favourite part of the musical process is collaboration and lyricism. She has always been a writer, but did not begin turning her poetry writing skills into music until about 3 years ago when she discovered her passion for music was more than just a hobby.

    If NIMKISH is not in the studio recording and creating, she is out and about in Vancouver performing live and sharing her songs with others. She has been included on the lineup of festivals such as The Talking Stick Festival (2016/2017) and The Kanata Festival (2017).

    [Kwakwaka’wakw /Cree]


Full Circle

Full Circle: First Nations Performance is a non-profit society and registered charity that creates opportunities for Indigenous artists. Margo Kane (Cree/Saulteaux), an interdisciplinary artist and Indigenous arts leader, founded Full Circle in 1992. Upon establishing Full Circle, Kane's vision was to make a profound contribution to the development of Indigenous performance in Canada. In 2018 Full Circle: First Nations Performance launched the Múyuntstut ta Slúlum Live Series. The Múyuntstut ta Slúlum Live Series aims to offer learning and career-enhancing opportunities to Indigenous musical artists through the sharing of ideas and knowledge and through the exploration of contemporary Indigenous music. Múyuntsut ta Slúlum comes from the Squamish Nation and means ‘to submerge/sink/immerse yourself in songs/music’. It is an open invitation to music industry professionals, established, emerging and aspiring, to work in reciprocity and from a strengths-based perspective to support and ensure the ongoing development of Indigenous music. This series has been supported by funding from Creative BC, FACTOR and #416-268 Keefer Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1X5

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