Sylvie Simmons has written about music since the late 1970s and is one of the rare women included among the rock writing elite. She is the author of fiction and non-fiction books; the most recent is I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen (2012). The New York Times called it “the definitive Cohen portrait, fearless and smart. Mesmerizing.” Sylvie is also a singer-songwriter and recording artist. She’ll be bringing her ukulele and will sing some Cohen songs.


“I heard there was a secret chord”  A memorial tribute to Leonard Cohen

Friday Workshop: The Rock Chick

An interactive workshop on interviewing a rock star, literary celebrity, or anyone you want to write about. Participants are given limited information about their subject and they adapt questions accordingly to elicit the information they need.