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May Workshop and 2×4 Songwriter Showcase

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Cleveland Rocks: PPF’s Professional Development Workshops are held on the third Monday of the month from 7-9pm at the Cleveland Rocks Shop (15801 Waterloo Rd.). Each workshop will focus on a different music-related topic with discussions from 7-8pm, followed by a 2×4 Songwriter Showcase from 8-9pm featuring 4 different artists, 2 songs each.

May Workshop:

Behind The Lines: Songwriters On Writing

  • Panelists include: RA Washington, Kyle J. Osbourne, Benjamin Liar, Genevieve Jencson
  • Moderated by: Kid Tigrrr (Jenna Fournier)

Stay for The 2×4 Songwriter Showcase immediately following the workshop.

2×4 Songwriter Showcase Artists:

RA Washington
RA is a writer and conceptual artist. He’s co-founder of the afrofuturist collective Mourning [A] BLKstar and releases music under several aliases/configurations.


Benjamin Liar
Benjamin Liar has been a writer, musician, filmmaker, game developer, bartender, cartographer, estimator, semi-professional drinker, ditch-digger, file organizer, rockabilly bassist, bad actor, screenwriter, house painter, passionate fort-builder, reformed preacher, drywall hanger, decent friend and terrible lover. He has his first book coming out this summer, and it’s called The Failures. His name is clearly a pseudonym, but you still shouldn’t trust anything he says.


Kyle J. Osborne (Plastic Wildflowers)
Earnest and deeply rooted in a long tradition of by-any-means-necessary folk music, the songs of Plastic Wildflowers tune the ear to a time gone by while simultaneously reflecting the present in their frank lyricism. Like a mosquito cast in amber, they serve as a reminder of long gone sentiments, and yet, are still fat with a very real lifeblood.NOTE: I should say – when referred to as an individual in press releases I go by Kyle J. Osborne, so feel free to either put “Plastic Wildflowers (Kyle J. Osborne)” or. “Kyle J. Osborne (Plastic Wildflowers)” when posting the bio where it says the nameMy IG’s for music and art are @kyle.j.osborne and @plastic.wildflowers


Genevieve Jencson

Genevieve Jencson is a Cleveland writer and performance artist. Her multidisciplinary approach to art combines poetry, song, and butoh dance. She performs with the butoh dance collective The Birds Who Walk at Night. Their most recent work, Totality, was performed at Maelstrom Collaborative Arts on April 7, 2024, in honor of the solar eclipse. Genevieve sings harmonies for the acoustic duo Shy Moon. Her poetry chapbook Lanugo was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2015. Online publications of her work include Sidereal Magazine, Wicked Alice Zine, and Dressing Room Poetry Journal. Her work has been published in print in jubilat, Rubbertop Review, and Alimentum: the literature of food. Genevieve holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hiram college and an MFA in creative writing from Cleveland State University. She lives in Lakewood, Ohio with her two cats, Ernest and Sylvia.


The Cleveland Rocks Shop is an intimate venue with LIMITED capacity. Please arrive early to grab a seat!

This event is made possible with support from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture


May 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cleveland Rocks Shop
15801 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH 44119 United States
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