How Many Miles now Available!

How Many Miles now Available!

December 18th, 2016

How Many Miles - a new double album from the archives is now available!  iTunes  Amazon CD Baby How Many Miles is an intimate collection of live recordings spanning fifteen years of Hutchinson's career. Together with audio engineer Keith Richardson, Meg chose thirty-two songs and three poems that tell the story of some of the most challenging and beautiful years of her life.[read more...]

Meg's song in new Film about Wendell Berry

Meg's song in new Film about Wendell Berry

December 17th, 2016

"As the Crow Flies" will be the closing song in a beautiful new documentary about Wendell Berry that will premiere at Sundance 2017! This gorgeously realized look at the decline of modern U.S. agrarian culture is highlighted through the writings and reflections of author Wendell Berry, who embedded himself in rural life upon returning home to Kentucky in 1965. Writing from a long wooden desk ov[read more...]

Essay published on Recovery Diaries

Essay published on Recovery Diaries

September 1st, 2016

Earlier this summer Meg was asked to write a two part essay for Recovery Diaries. The essays went live this week! You can read Part One here And part 2 here OC87 Recovery Diaries exists to tell stories about how people with mental health challenges have created paths to meaningful lives. They feature stories that inspire and empower, stories that generate discussion and awareness. OC87 Recove[read more...]

Meg receives the 2015 Jessica Henderson Spirit Award

Meg receives the 2015 Jessica Henderson Spirit Award

January 1st, 2016

NAMI Rochester is pleased to introduce the Jessica Henderson Spirit Award. The award honors a person whose contributions have enhanced the lives of individuals with mental illness, their families, and their communities. Jessica is remembered for her enthusiasm and joy, her kindness and the high regard that she held for others. Jessica’s life was enriched by the arts. The Henderson committee consid[read more...]

Pack Up Your Sorrows song now available on iTunes!

Pack Up Your Sorrows song now available on iTunes!

July 31st, 2015

The Richard Farina song "Pack Up Your Sorrows" had a profound impact on me when I was eight years old. I heard those words, "But if somehow you could pack up your sorrows, And give them all to me, You would lose them I know how to use them, Give them all to me" and I realized how powerful music was. It could transform sadness. That song is now the title track of our documentary and was filmed on t[read more...]

San Francisco Premiere August 21st!

San Francisco Premiere August 21st!

July 21st, 2015

Our San Francisco Premiere is set for The Roxie! We are so fortunate that Kevin Briggs will be able to join us in hosting the Premiere. He will also have his brand new book "Guardian of the Golden Gate" available at the event. (http://www.roxie.com/)[read more...]

Interview on WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Interview on WAMC Northeast Public Radio

July 20th, 2015

(http://wamc.org/post/film-follows-berkshire-folk-artists-journey-bipolar-disorder#stream/0/) A film getting its local debut tonight in Great Barrington discusses mental illness and how people live with it by following a folk singer from western Massachusetts who has bipolar disorder. Meg Hutchinson’s journey is weaved between interviews with medical professionals and others working in the fiel[read more...]

Pack Up Your Sorrows receives moving review in Mass Humanities

Pack Up Your Sorrows receives moving review in Mass Humanities

July 12th, 2015

(http://masshumanities.org/ph_living-with-bipolar-disorder-new-documentary-film-on-singer-meg-hutchinson/)

It is possible to live well with bipolar disorder.

That’s the audacious message of Pack Up Your Sorrows: A Story of Illness, Hope & Transformation, a new documentary featuring Massachusetts folk singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson. The film invites viewers on a journey with Meg as she seek[read more...]

Great Interview on WBUR

Great Interview on WBUR

June 20th, 2015

(http://www.radioboston.wbur.org/2015/06/18/meg-hutchinson-film/) Meg Hutchinson is well known as a Massachusetts-based folk singer and songwriter who has struggled with mental illness. Nine years ago, she suffered what can only be called a frightening break with reality. Her younger sister, Tessa, checked Meg into a hospital, where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It was a turning p[read more...]

We're going to the Chagrin Film Fest!

We're going to the Chagrin Film Fest!

June 17th, 2015

Pack Up Your Sorrows is an official selection for the Chagrin Film Fest.  (http://www.http://chagrinfilmfest.org/) The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is dedicated to educating audiences and empowering talented filmmakers to tell their stories. The Festival is a five day celebration of the art of documentary film, at venues in and around the century village of Chagrin Falls Ohio. This inspi[read more...]

Pack Up Your Sorrows to Premiere @ REEL Mind Film Fest June 2nd

Pack Up Your Sorrows to Premiere @ REEL Mind Film Fest June 2nd

May 12th, 2015

Pack Up Your Sorrows will make a Film Fest Premiere on Tuesday June 2nd at the REEL Mind Film Fest in Rochester, NY   (http://www.reelmindfilmfest.com/)  [read more...]

Kevin Briggs asks Meg to write the foreword to his new book!

Kevin Briggs asks Meg to write the foreword to his new book!

March 14th, 2015

Such an honor to write the foreword to Kevin's incredible book "Guardian of the Golden Gate - Protecting the Line between Hope and Despair." I treat the Bridge with respect and caution. Sharks swim below, but the dangers are 220 feet above the water, right here amidst the steel and concrete. I know the secrets here, the things that politicians and tour guides don't want visitors to find out, th[read more...]

Wonderful review in the UK's  Urthona Journal of Buddhism and the Arts

Wonderful review in the UK's Urthona Journal of Buddhism and the Arts

February 14th, 2015

Beyond That and the Stafford anthology receive glowing reviews by Simon Millward in UK Journal "What the Silence Meant – Poems and Music that Celebrate Stillness and Listening" http://urthona.com/2015/03/10/what-the-silence-meant-poems-and-music-that-celebrate-stillness-and-listening/ Urthona Journal of Buddhism and the Arts:  Essays on Art, Poetry and Literature as tools for spiritual[read more...]

Interview in No Depression Magazine

Interview in No Depression Magazine

November 18th, 2014

  Interview with Meg Hutchinson: A Voice to Be Heard by Kathy Sands-Boehmer Meg Hutchinson is an inspiration in so many ways. Not only is she a fabulous poet and fantastic singer-songwriter but she is a champion -- an active advocate for mental health awareness. Having suffered from mental health issues herself, she is keenly aware of what it’s like and is a powerful speaker on the subje[read more...]

Publication in Shambhala Sun Magazine

Publication in Shambhala Sun Magazine

June 29th, 2014

Meg's story "I Did Not Lose My Mind" is featured in the May issue of Shambhala Sun Magazine. We are thrilled to celebrate this first international publication. You can read an excerpt here:  http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4163&Itemid=0[read more...]