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Saturday, October 10 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Once More With Feeling: Storytelling Through Song

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There is no right way or wrong way to write a song and each songwriter has their own process. Listen as our panel of songwriters dissect and discuss their personal methods for crafting the perfect song and whether songwriters write for themselves or their audiences.

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Paul Sabourin

Paul Sabourin is one half of the comedy/music duo Paul and Storm. He has written six internationally-bestselling YA novels. One out of every three sentences in his bio is false.

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Steven Brust

Steven Brust, PJF, is an author notable enough to meet Wikipedia's standards for an entry, yet not impersonated often enough to be verified by Twitter. He has published more than 20 novels and has had the honor of collaborating with Megan Lindholm, Emma Bull, and Skyler White. His books are awesome, but like a true man of letters, his talents are numerous. Steve can also play drum and guitar, and he can sing. He has a solo album out and plays... Read More →
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Dessa Darling

Dessa is a rapper, writer, speaker, and a proud member of the Minneapolis hip hop collective, Doomtree. The Utne Reader calls her, “A one-woman powerhouse…with a literary sensibility and an aversion to genre clichés.” Her most recent album, Parts of Speech, debuted at #76 on the Billboard charts. | | As a writer she’s published two collections. Spiral Bound is mostly essays; A Pound of Steam is poetry. (Odds... Read More →
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Joe DeGeorge

Joe DeGeorge is a professional wizard impersonator. He works closely with his brother Paul on many endeavors, one of which is the Cephalopodcast.  Joe's interests include but are not limited to punk stuff, saxophone, and Marxism. Currently Joe is accepting submissions for a zine analyzing the major motion picture "Minions" as a collectivist narrative against the backdrop of of global capitalism and materialism that it exists in. If... Read More →
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Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo is one half of the music/comedy duo Paul and Storm, and was one quarter of the a cappella group Da Vinci's Notebook. He also co-produces the nerd variety show w00tstock, JoCo Cruise, and does a bunch of other reasonably interesting stuff. He's also a dilettante fiction writer whose creative fruits only occasionally stumble out of their cave. Storm also enjoys mixing metaphors. Not that an anthropomorphic fruit cave couldn't be... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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