“The greatest gift you can give the world is to tell your truth.”
~ Cheryl Walters
My name is Marieke Slovin Lewis. I hold a PhD in Sustainability Education from Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. I am a musician, writer, editor, yogi, and creative guide. I created the organization Guiding Creativity to house my many creative offerings to the world.
Guiding Song is an offshoot of this organization. Through Guiding Song, I write music with people from their stories, using a method of songwriting I developed called Story-to-Song (STS). STS is a variation on the folk music tradition of writing songs from stories. It is a collaborative process, wherein a person is invited to share a story from their life and I work with them to guide the story into a song.
To learn about this songwriting method, visit: Origins of Story-to-Song
To learn more about Guiding Song, visit: About Guiding Song
Our music is featured in our new book, “On the Move: Poems and Songs of Migration”. A portion of the proceeds are donated each year to an organization that works with refugees and asylum seekers.
We are honored to have been invited to share our migration songs on Episode 9: Songs of Migration in Belgium for the podcast Crossings: The Refugee Experience in America. Special thanks to the host and developers of the podcast, Vincent Hostak and Janice Pugh Wohler.