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Workshop: Poetry and Songwriting with Chris Koza

  • July 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Chris Koza, the acclaimed Minneapolis singer-songwriter-composer, will offer a free Poetry and Songwriting Workshop at High Court Loft in Lanesboroon Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. Following the workshop, the regular Open Mic will take place at High Court Pub at 7:30 p.m and Koza will share music and stories there as well.

Koza and his band Rogue Valley have released a total of nine albums and EP’s. In addition to writing and recording his own music, Koza is also involved co-writing and arranging songs with other artists, and he is exploring commercial and film opportunities. Koza has also utilized his role as a musician in educational and outreach opportunities.

The Poetry and Songwriting Workshop is open to writers and musicians of all abilities, and workshop participants are encouraged to bring instruments, songs and/or writing samples. This workshop is free, and advanced registration is not required. Contact Program Director Adam Wiltgen with questions at

This workshop is part of Koza’s mini-residency with Lanesboro Arts’ Performing Artist Engagement Program, culminating in a concert at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday July 14 with a full backing band. Learn more about Koza’s complete schedule of events in Lanesboro.

Thanks to support from SEMAC, a limited number of complimentary tickets to the concert on Saturday, July 14 are available to workshop participants. For questions or more information, contact Adam at

The Performing Artist Engagement Program is made possible by a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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