SongWriter is an exploration of inspiration between the arts, featuring performances by Joyce Carol Oates, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Roxane Gay, Amanda Shires of the Highwomen, Cheryl Strayed, Mary Gauthier, George Saunders, and Katie Melua.

Artists are paired by creator and host Ben Arthur, and presented so that their work is the central focus.

SongWriter is available as a podcast and as a live performance series, in segments on the syndicated radio program Acoustic Cafe for 1.5M listeners, and in previews in Paste magazine.

Cheryl Strayed + Maia Sharp talk about inspiration and vulnerability before a live show


Joyce Carol Oates reads at Buunni Cafe in Washington Heights.


With special guests in the audience

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