Thursday, December 14  /  7 PM - 9 PM (Doors: 6:30 PM)

Hosted by Frances England

This this group will evolve as we go, but at its core, this will be a safe and welcoming community-building space for songwriters to learn, inspire, encourage and motivate one another. All genres and musical experience levels are invited to participate. 

For those curious about what the evening will look like, we’ll start with introductions around the question of what draws us to songwriting and then listen / respond to a few excerpts on song crafting from legendary songwriters Joni Mitchell, Kendrick Lamar, and Jeff Tweedy. Next, we’ll have a song share segment where we can play songs we are working on (finished or unfinished). We’ll have a keyboard and guitar at Sealevel for people to use or you can bring your own. If your computer is your instrument, feel free to bring a recording. We’ll end the evening with an optional songwriting prompt for the next session.

Playing original work can feel scary but please know this will be a small, intimate gathering for sharing songs with one another. Songwriters need each other and this will be a place for us to be both vulnerable and brave together. It will also be a place to geek out and learn about each other’s creative process. Space is limited, so please sign up with the link below.  

This event is free with RSVP. 

Please consider a small donation to help support the space and future programming!

About Frances: Frances England fell into the kids' music world by accident. In 2007, she wrote and recorded a little homespun cd called Fascinating Creatures as a fundraiser for her son's preschool. She had no intention of anyone outside her own circle of family and friends hearing it, but word got out, and within a couple of years Frances went from playing at nursery schools and libraries, to Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.

With a gift for capturing the wonders, simple pleasures, and beauty of childhood, Frances frames her music in ways both children and parents can appreciate. Her sparkly, acoustic pop songs are both catchy and heartfelt. 

Please email with questions, she'll get back to you ASAP. Thanks!