“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
We are honored to have been invited to share our migration songs on Episode 9: Songs of Migration 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.