ASCAP will launch "The Wordshop," a series of seminars focusing on the art and craft of lyric writing in popular music, with a onversation
with Academy Award and Grammy- winning lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman Tuesday, October 29th at 7:30 pm at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. ASCAP's Randy Grimmett will conduct the interview with the Bergmans. "The Wordshop" series, supported in part by The ASCAP Foundation, is produced by ASCAP's Brendan Okrent.
Attendance at The Wordshop is free and open to ASCAP members as well as to the general public. Admission and seating will be on a first-come basis. To RSVP, call 323 882 1414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Skirball Cultural Center (skirball.org) is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in the Sepulveda Pass next to Mulholland Drive and the 405 Freeway. Free parking for this event will be in Lot B on Sepulveda Blvd. opposite the main entrance.
Alan and Marilyn Bergman are among the most successful lyric writing teams with a partnership that has resulted in numerous hits and
standards over the years. Among their best-known works are "The Windmills of Your Mind." "The Way We Were,"(both Academy Award-winning songs), "You Don't Send Me Flowers," "Nice 'n' Easy," "Where Do You Start," "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" and the Academy Award-winning lyric score for the film, Yentl. They have collaborated with many distinguished composers, including Michel Legrand, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Dave Grusin and Johnny Mandel.
Marilyn & Alan Bergman were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980 and were presented with the Hall of Fame's most prestigious honor, the Johnny Mercer Lifetime Achievement Award, in 1997. Marilyn Bergman has served as ASCAP's Chairman and President since 1994.