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.

Each pairing of artists is produced by creator and host Ben Arthur, and presented so that the artists and their work are 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 2M listeners, and in previews in Paste magazine.

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

Mary Gauthier + Odie Lindsey talk about veterans and literature before a show in October.


Joyce Carol Oates reads at Buunni Cafe in Washington Heights.


With special guests in the audience

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