The Woody Guthrie Center theater is in full swing during the month of August with lots of public programs and workshops scheduled. These events are free with paid admission to the Center, so it’s a buy one get one free opportunity for guests! Some of the programs are short performances mixed with discussions, while others are performances only. Make sure to check our Events page often so you don’t miss out on what we’ve got planned.
In addition to the public programs, we’ve partnered with Horton Records to present a variety of workshops for those interested in honing their musical skills. Facilitators for these workshops are Tulsa musicians who can provide guidance based on their experience. The workshop topics include: Songwriting, Rhythm & Percussion, Performance Rights, Licensing & Publishing, Guitar Luthiering, Restoration & Maintenance, and Sound Engineering.
Other partnerships that we’re quite excited about are with Tulsa County Library and their “One Book One Tulsa” reading initiative in which they are encouraging Tulsans to read House of Earth. On August 8, the Woody Guthrie Center will be complementing that reading by working with the library to present musical performances in the Red Dirt style. Monica Taylor and the Red Dirt Rangers will have sets at the Central Library auditorium beginning at 7 PM that evening.
And we are partnering with the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers in order to collaborate with visiting authors, musicians, and researchers in our archives. As these events get nearer, you’ll be able to keep track of our schedule on our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. I’m sure we’ll be posting photos of our attempts to build a guitar-shaped kite in preparation for Khaled Hosseini’s visit to Tulsa in October!
Our next big events to be announced later this month involve teachers and plans for student tour groups, so check back often!