2 Sessions, 4 workshops per session: Tuesday, July 6, 13, 20, 27
+ August 3, 10, 17, 24
6:00-8:00PM EDT
Lori Carson

All workshops are held online via Zoom.

Some say that songwriting can’t be taught, but it isn’t true. If you know three chords on the guitar, you can learn to write a song. Maybe they say it because every song is a unique writing experience. You have to find your way every time. You have an idea, a theme, a beginning, even an ending. But the song has its own ideas. It wants to surprise you, move you, lead you to discover it. In this workshop, we will discover your own unique songs, refine them, and perform them. We will experiment with language and form, feed our imaginations with literature and poetry. Whether you are a beginner, a writer of another discipline, or an experienced songwriter who is feeling a little stuck, please join me this summer for four weekly sessions of The Song Knows, a Songwriting Workshop with Lori Carson.

Each four-week session (July and August) will be limited to no more than twelve participants. Two partial scholarships are available for each. If you would like to attend, please introduce yourself. I’d love to know who you are and where you are in your practice—in whatever discipline.

12 students, 2 partial scholarships of $150. For more information, please contact Cassie Archdeacon,

A Photo from our show at the Owl (by Kelly Kancyr):


My tribute to Gregg Allman, an artist I loved. Our duet from Shelter, “Imagine Love,” is also here

NEW: The new issue of 3 a.m. analog, Musicians Who Write, is available now. (See the link on the sidebar.)

“Losing the Gown” – 2 sentence fiction on here

A beautiful piece of writing by Eileen Drennen: here

Reading at BOOK SOUP in LA! here

INTERVIEW with John Shaefer on WNYC’s Soundcheck. Wednesday, August 28, 2013. 9PM 93.9 FM. Listen: here

New Review! NPR Summer Reads by Ann Powers: here

MSN Review and Interview! here

Review by Gee Henry for Volume 1 Brooklyn! here

Largehearted Boy’s Original 1982 playlist: here

My essay in the Washington Post (I did not write the headline) here:

PODCAST! Virtual Memories- Interview with Gil Roth

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Guitar: An Interview with Lori Carson | PopMatters

Here’s a review from Popmatters (For ANOTHER YEAR): Popmatters/Lori Carson

Another Year is available for sale on this site as well as at Amazon and iTunes, etc.

Please join my artist page on Facebook (there’s a link to it on the right). I’d love to hear from you. x

Photographs of Lori by Todd Chalfant, 2012

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