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SongWriter turns stories into songs

An exploration of inspiration, SongWriter features performances by Joyce Carol Oates, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Roxane Gay, Amanda Shires (The Highwomen), Cheryl Strayed, Steve Earle, 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

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Joyce Carol Oates reads at Buunni Cafe in Washington Heights

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With special guests in the audience

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