Songwriting as Truth-Telling

This class is 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. Cover, fragments, poems, and older songs are welcome, too. We'll listen generously and appreciatively, without critique.

An inspiring, non-judgmental space in which to deepen songwriting practice. Songwriters of all levels of experience welcome.

Online Classes:

  • Tuesdays 4-6 pm, September 6 - 27
  • Tuesdays 7-9 pm, September 6 - 27

Classes meet on zoom.

In-person, outdoor Classes:

  • Wednesdays 7-9 pm, September 7 - 28
Classes meet in SE Portland.

All times Pacific. Space limited to 9 participants per class. $140.

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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. www.mattmeighan.com