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Breathe: A Songwriter's Retreat, Quindanning
Breathe: A Songwriter's Retreat, Quindanning

Fri, 29 July


Quindanning Hotel

Breathe: A Songwriter's Retreat, Quindanning

A songwriting retreat for those who need to get away, retreat, rest, write, eat, repeat. For women/ trans/ non-binary only. This retreat is pitched at intermediate songwriter's. Another beginners retreat will be held later in the year.

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Time & Location

29 July 2022, 5:00 pm AWST – 31 July 2022, 1:00 pm AWST

Quindanning Hotel, 9197 Pinjarra-Williams Rd, Quindanning WA 6391, Australia


About the Event


Welcome to Breathe: A Songwriting Retreat. 

Prerequisities: You must have attended a previous ASR Songwriting Retreat, and/or already be writing/performing your own songs in public settings.

29-31 July - Quindanning Hotel, Quindanning.

You are invited for a weekend away from the hustle! The idea is simple. To set intentional time for your songwriting, to rest, reflect and meet some new people. Set down your responsibilities for the weekend, and focus on creating some space, writing some words and reflecting. 


Rose Parker is a prolific and magical songwriter weaving words and images to blanket your soul, with a voice that moves from folk whisperer to gospel belter. Formally one half of the Velvet Janes, she has toured from Sydney to San Francisco, played many an international festival as well as writing, releasing and producing three eps and three albums. Rose’s songwriting session at the retreat will explore inspiration sources, creative output and flow, song structure, finding the hook, the importance of editing, and ways to deal with writer's block. You will also get a chance to write one-on-one will Rose!

Delilah Rose is Songwriter. Mama. Gatherer. Optimist. Listener. Storyteller. Writing songs and processing the world around her through songwriting since 1999, she's loves bringing people together and creating warm, inviting spaces for you to hone your craft. She’s previously won Best Group at the WA Country Music Awards, nominated for Best Country Act (WAM Awards) and is described as “a great storyteller” by Triple J’s Nkechi Anele. She has played Miri Country Music Festival (Malaysia), supported Troy Cassar-Daley in Darwin, NT plus played Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, Fringe World Festival, WAMFest, York Festival and Nannup Music Festival. She has just finished her debut album Moxie, due out Sept 2022.

"Get away, write a song and meet some good people. A songwriting retreat where like-minded souls gather, and quietness, time and collaboration quench your tired creative mind. We started as strangers and after two days were allies, a songwriting sisterhood. Together we unfurled in the small Australian country town of New Norcia. The combination of a simple schedule, humble Spanish architecture and space made it possible for me to work on music and for music to work on me. Delilah created a balanced retreat that was open, welcoming and challenging. A memorable weekend that was fun and reflective and edged me closer in the direction of creative growth. This retreat is a winner in my books, just say’n." - Love Polanski

Program cost: $500 Early Bird (capped #) or $575 Full price. Space is limited to 20 participants only. 

Here's what you are getting: 

  • A weekend away to rest, reflect, recharge and work on your songs  
  • All teaching sessions 
  • Accommodation and linen  
  • Delicious meals including morning and afternoon tea
  • Bottomless tea/coffee
  • The opportunity to meet and write other women in your field  
  • Everything is optional! You have the freedom to participate as much or as little as you like  
  • An opportunity to ROAD TRIP and leave the hustle behind

Yes please bring your instrument but please keep in mind this is a space for others to rest and retreat. Acoustic guitars and instruments with headphones are appreciated. Timetable subject to change.


5 pm - Meet, greet and settle into your rooms  

7 pm - Dinner  

8 pm – Retreat Introduction

8.30 pm - Evening Session

9.30pm - Free time   



7.30 am - Morning meditation

Breakfast available until 930am  

9.30 – 12pm –  Morning Session

12.15pm - Lunch  

2 pm – 3 pm - Afternoon session OR alone time  

3 pm - 6.45pm - Walk, nap, write songs or spend some time alone  

7 pm - Dinner together  

8 pm - Discussion and feedback. Prepare one piece for feedback (optional). Positive feedback only.


7.30 pm - Morning meditation 

Breakfast available until 930am  

9.30 - 12pm – Morning sessions  

12.15 pm - Lunch and close of the retreat

(Program subject to change)

All linen/towels provided. Meals provided.    

Rooms available include: 

- single with shared bathroom  

- twin share with shared bathroom 

Places are strictly limited due to COVID restrictions. You will not be able to attend if you have cold or flu symptoms or have travelled overseas in the two weeks prior to the retreat, or if you have been in contact with someone who has recently had COVID. You must be able to show proof of vaccination.

Quindanning is located 2hr drive south east of Perth  

For more info please email

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