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Re HSA November Song of the Month Voting - Annual Membership - January Workshop - January Meeting

Updated: Dec 29, 2019

Attention HSA Members:

THE NOVEMBER SONG OF THE MONTH VOTING IS STILL OPEN – 9 songs have been uploaded in the November Contest. You may cast your votes for your 2 favorite songs on the HSA website at by clicking on the Song of the Month Area. Anyone registered in the Members Area with a “Y” status is eligible to vote. Your fellow songwriters will appreciate your participation. Voting closes on Monday night, January 6, 2020. If you have any problems logging in, please send us a message at and we will be happy to help you.


HSA is very excited to have the amazing, singer/songwriter/teacher in the greater Houston Area, Linda Shibes Schaible, to start the New Year off right for Houston Songwriters Members and Non-Members by presenting her awesome workshop on Writing Great Lyrics.

Topic 1: Get Your Songs To The Next Level: Easy Ways To Show and Not Tell.

Topic 2: How To Make Your Rhymes Sound Like A Pro

Linda says to, “Bring one of your original songs you think needs a little more "show" vs. tell, and needs some new, killer, fresh rhyme! Bring a lyric sheet (and music, if available). The goal is to give everyone an opportunity to focus on a song. She'll give examples and then you can sit down and work on applying them to your own song. Some before and afters would be great! Guitars welcome too!”

More information about Linda Shibes Schaible can be found on her websites at and

This is a wonderful opportunity for all songwriters who are interested in brushing up on, learning something new, or wanting to improve their craft, and actively participating in an informal setting with your peers. Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020

Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Location: JP Hops House, 2317 S. Hwy 6, Houston, TX 77077

Admission Fee: $10 for HSA Members and $15 for non-members. You can pay on the day of the workshop, cash or check only.

If you are interested in attending, please let us know by replying to this email message, so we can get a rough estimate of participation, or through our Facebook Event Invitation listed on our Facebook pages at and

We hope to see you at the next regular meeting on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at J.P. Hops House, 2317 S. Hwy 6, Houston, TX. Doors open at 1:30pm and the meeting starts at 2:00pm. Topic for the mini-workshop will be “How to Critique A Song”. If you bring a song for critiquing, please come early and provide 30 copies of the lyric sheets to pass out to the members.

Reminder: ANNUAL RENEWAL MEMBERSHIP DUES - January is also the time for renewal of Annual Membership Dues. You may Renew your membership dues of $35 on-line through PayPal on the website at, or you may bring your payment to the meeting (cash or check) or mail your check to Houston Songwriters Association, P. O. Box 1471, Sugar Land, TX 77487-1471. Thank you all for your membership and participation in helping to make HSA successful. We wish everyone a Safe and Happy New Year!!!

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