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Community Conversations: Nathan Brown

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Close-up photo of acoustic guitar strings.

Songwriting Series

We are bringing back our popular songwriting workshop series! Each session will feature a different professional songwriter to share tools of the trade and facilitate a writing activity to help you get those creative juices flowing.

We encourage musicians and songwriters of all skill levels to attend! If you are an absolute beginner who aspires to write lyrics or melodies, you will learn some tools and activities to help you get started. Or if you already have a few songs in your repertoire, you’ll gain some new prompts and a space to do more writing, receive constructive feedback, and meet other creatives.

Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 952 1905 7440
Passcode: 315053

The meeting link will be posted a week before the event. For updates, sign up for our Community Conversations email list here. Email [email protected] if you have any questions. Please let us know one week in advance if you need any accommodations.

We are excited for Nathan Brown to facilitate our May 2021 workshop!

A man reads from his book of poetry at a microphone with an acoustic guitar slung around his neck.
Nathan Brown

About Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown is an author, songwriter, and award-winning poet living in Wimberley, Texas. He holds a PhD in English and Journalism from the University of Oklahoma where he’s taught for over 20 years. He served as Poet Laureate for the State of Oklahoma in 2013/14, and now travels full-time performing readings, concerts, workshops and speaking on creativity, poetry, and songwriting.

Nathan has published over 20 books. Most recent are his new collection of poems, In the Days of Our Unrest, the second in a series now known as the Pandemic Poems Project, that deals with the year of Covid-19, and a new travel memoir Just Another Honeymoon in France: A Vagabond at Large. Karma Crisis: New and Selected Poems, was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Oklahoma Book Award. His earlier book, Two Tables Over, won the 2009 Oklahoma Book Award. His album of all-original songs, The Streets of San Miguel, was released this last year.

He’s taught memoir, poetry, songwriting, and performance workshops from Tuscany and Ireland to the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon, the Taos Poetry Festival, the Woody Guthrie Festival, Laity Lodge, the Everwood Farmstead Foundation in Wisconsin, as well as for Blue Rock Artist Ranch near Austin, Texas.

And his online live video series The Fire Pit Sessions—inspired by the Pandemic Poems Project—has had over 35,000 views. At over 100 episodes now, in which Nathan reads a few poems from the book series and performs a song at the end, now has an established following of loyal viewers.

Naomi Shihab Nye said about Nathan’s book, My Salvaged Heart: “Brave new world! The sizzle of couplings and uncouplings – attraction and romance, ineffable magnetism, mysterious as ever – but doused with a savory dose of Nathan Brown humor, a tilted long-ranging eye that sees the next bend in the road even when he’s standing right here, firmly planted.”


May 26
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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