WORKSHOP with Colin Cutler - Drawing Literature into Music

This event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.
Sat, May 18, 2024
Nussbaum Room
Greensboro Public Library

What hath Bruce Springsteen to do with Flannery O’Connor, or Tennyson with Iron Maiden? In this workshop, we will consider several examples of literature-inspired songwriting over the years, explore different approaches to crossing the borders of these disciplines, and discuss ways these concepts can be applied in other interdisciplinary work. Feel free to bring a draft of a song or poem that you’re working on, with a synopsis of the piece of literature that inspired it.

An Army veteran who traded in his rifle for a banjo and guitar, Colin Cutler is a Greensboro singer/songwriter, folk musician, teacher, poet, and storyteller. His music has been featured on BBC Introducing, No Depression, Color Me Country, Paste, and he (and/or his band, Hot Pepper Jam) have played at Merlefest, Shakori Hills, Notre Dame University, and the Romanian National Museum of Literature (while he was teaching in Romania on a Fulbright). His most recent album, Tarwater, is a collection of songs inspired by the characters of Flannery O'Connor's short stories, and was developed in part while at a National Endowment of the Humanities Institute in Milledgeville, Georgia. LEARN MORE