Songwriting as Truth-Telling

Dedicated to each writer developing their own voice and sharing their unique perspective. We'll write, share and listen to songs and explore songwriting as human communication and connection. Each participant shares a song each week, with the goal of trying to write a song each week. Songs by someone else, fragments, poems, and older songs are equally welcome. We'll listen generously and appreciatively to create an inspiring, non-judgmental space in which to deepen songwriting practice. Songwriters of all levels of experience welcome.

Online Classes:

  • Tuesdays 7-9 pm, June 6 - July 11
  • Tuesdays 4-6 pm, June 6 - July 11

In-person, outdoor Classes (North Portland):

  • Wednesdays 6-8 pm, June 7 - July 12.
All times Pacific. Space limited to 9 participants per class. $180.

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About Matt Meighan

Matt Meighan lives in Portland, Oregon where he performs regularly and has taught his weekly Songwriting as Truth-Telling class since 2009. He hosts the annual Hidden River Songwriting Camp on the Long Beach, Washington peninsula each July and an annual week-long songwriting retreat in Donegal, Ireland.

Matt studied poetry at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (Naropa University) in Boulder, Colorado, where he earned an MFA in writing and poetics.