Matt Meighan

photo by Scott Docherty, redhare

Songwriting as Truth-Telling
starts Tuesday, June 19

This class explores songwriting as a means to uncover and express deeply-felt truths of the songwriter. We'll write in class and between classes, share our songs, and look at ways of listening and responding that help draw out the writer's intention rather than impose the listener's. An inspiring, non-judgmental space in which to deepen songwriting practice. All levels of experience welcome.

Tuesdays, 7-9 pm - June 19 through July 17 (5 weeks) at Artichoke Music

Enrollment limited to 10 participants. $120.

Details & registration: Songwriting as Truth-Telling or


5th Annual
Donegal, Ireland Songwriting Retreat
April 27 - May 4, 2019

Join me for a week-long songwriting retreat in Donegal, Ireland! We'll spend a week in a seaside Irish village, writing and sharing songs, getting to know the local pub scene, and enjoying Ireland's natural beauty. Limited to 10 participants.

For more info see Donegal Songwriting Retreat or contact Matt:


8th annual
Hidden River Songwriting Camp
July 25 - 29, 2018

Hidden River Songwriting Camp is a weekend songwriting retreat about two hours from Portland, Oregon. Songwriters gather to write, share songs and enjoy the beauty of the natural site. 2018 will be the eigth year of this weekend of music community and inspiration. Limited to 30 participants per camp.

Details and registration: Hidden River Songwriting Camp



About Matt Meighan

Matt Meighan lives in Portland, Oregon where he performs regularly, teaches the popular weekly Songwriting as Truth-Telling class and hosts the Songwriter Roundup show at Artichoke Music in Portland. He hosts the annual Hidden River Songwriting Camp on the Long Beach, Washington peninsula each July. Matt studied poetry at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado, where he earned an MFA in writing and poetics. His next CD, Unique, will be released in early 2017. www.mattmeighan.com