The Fold

helping writers & Songwriters find their original voice in the safety of community 

"The greatest dis-ease facing humanity right now is our profound and painful sense of disconnection. Disconnection from God, certainly, but also from ourselves, from each other, and from our world."

-Richard Rohr, Divine Dance


Art can help reconnect us to one another, but our culture has made pursuing art both solitary and competitive and it often times requires a loss of original voice. We desire to walk alongside writers & songwriters to help them reconnect with God, themselves, each other, and the world. 

In The Fold, artists have an opportunity to participate in creative writing workshops, annual retreats, and a year-round songwriting community all aimed at helping find original voice. 


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Using a method created by acclaimed writer & poet, Pat Schneider, The Fold hosts several 6-8 week creative writing workshops throughout the year.

Each workshop hosts up to 12 participants and uses a variety of prompts to help writers and artists find their original voice.

For more information on Workshops and upcoming events, check out our calendar. 



The Fold offers multiple writing & songwriting retreats in a year with the majority taking place at The Fold at Forrest Glenn in Fairview, TN.

The Fold also partners with other organizations to co-lead retreats. The vision is to continue expanding these retreats nationally and internationally.