Samantha Crain to Host Writing Workshop

Published April 3, 2023

DURANT, Okla. – Choctaw songwriter and musician Samantha Crain will conduct a writing workshop for youth at the Choctaw Cultural Center.

“Introduction to Songwriting” will be held 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29 for students in grades 8-12. The workshop is designed to help young writers develop song ideas, verses and more as Crain shares her techniques that have brought positive reviews from the New York Times, Rolling Stone magazine, and other music critic publications. A two-time Native American Music Award winner, Crain’s 2020 album “A Small Death” ranked No. 8 on Rolling Stone’s best music of the year and came in 25th on NPR’s 50 best albums.

Crain will be making the Durant stop while on a national concert tour.

Early registration is recommended by visiting Classes are complimentary with the purchase of an admission ticket to the cultural center. As always, admission is complimentary for Choctaw tribal members and those with cultural center membership. Payment may be made at or at the door.

For information about individual and family memberships at the Choctaw Nation Cultural Center, visit or call 833-708-9582. The Choctaw Cultural Center is located at 1919 Hina Hanta Way in Durant.


Samantha Crain

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Award-winning Choctaw musician Samantha Crain will conduct an "Introduction to Songwriting" workshop for youth at the Choctaw Cultural Center on Saturday, April 29.