Join us for a conversation with Jeff Tweedy about his new book "How to Write One Song: LOVING THE THINGS WE CREATE AND HOW THEY LOVE US BACK."
Jeff Tweedy brings his captivating storytelling to live events for fans, performers, or anyone who wants to make more room for art in their lives. Beyond stories from his incredible career, Tweedy gives concrete advice on working through a creative block, becoming comfortable with failure, and bringing play back into the creative process.
Hailed by George Saunders as “our great, wry, American consolation poet,” Jeff Tweedy opened up about his past, his music, and the people who inspired him in his New York Times bestselling memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back). This long-awaited memoir contained never-before-told stories about childhood and family, career and collaborators, addiction and mental health, honesty, and morality. His follow-up 2020 book, How to Write One Song, not only brings readers into the intimate process of songwriting, but reaches beyond music to stress the importance of making space for creativity as a balanced part of life.
About the Author
As the founding member and leader of the Grammy Award–winning American rock band Wilco, and before that the cofounder of the alt‐country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians, and performers. Jeff has released two solo albums, written original songs for eleven Wilco albums, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. He lives in Chicago with his family.
Moderated by Alex V. Cook
Alex V. Cook is a musician and author from Baton Rouge. He's published Louisiana Saturday Night:Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, and Dance Halls and Seat Yourself: The Best of South Louisiana's Local Diners, Lunch Houses, and Roadside Stops with LSU Press and his band The Rakers has released their sixth album The Morality of Heart Transplants in 2022.