@chriswillman: @WriteGirlLA Teams Pro Songwriters With Local Youth to Create Original Music

Louise Goffin knows something about songwriting factories, being the child of two legendary Brill Building songsmiths. But on Grammy weekend, she was taking part in a different kind of musical production line, as about 80 teenage girls cranked out lyrics in a conference room at The Huntington in San Marino, Calif.

Sitting under a balloon that marked her as one of 13 professional singer/songwriters who would put music to and perform some of the girls’ songs, Goffin hunkered down with one aspirant after another, helping them figure out which lines from their sometimes epic lyric sheets might make for a chorus.

The Saturday afternoon event is an annual highlight for WriteGirl, a charitable organization that puts on monthly mentoring workshops to help teen girls who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and underserved communities find their voices.

Read the post on The Hollywood Reporter.

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