Nate Greenslit

is creating writing, art & science salons, music




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About Nate Greenslit

I write nonfiction and comedy; I am a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; I curate an art-science salon; I have scholarly training as an anthropologist, historian of science, and experimental psychologist—all of which I am constantly trying to channel into new forms of writing and teaching. I live in a Boston artists’ collective called Cloud Club, which is home base for much of my work and where I host events that integrate all of these artistic and intellectual explorations. My three children live with me and my partner there part-time. I am doing my best to inspire them to realize themselves creatively and intellectually, without compromise. 

If you become a patron, I will send you a monthly letter to let you know *how things are going.* I know that, right now, all of my patrons already know me and trust me. If you're new to the game, here you go:


“LSD’s Long, Strange Comeback” (Zócalo Public Square)

My personal website also features some unpublished, work-in-progress writing.

I have begun work on a major new book project, called COMING TO NAUGHT. It’s part autobiography, part philosophical and anthropological exploration of debt, drugs, and society. I plan to have a full draft completed by May, 2016.


I created and curate the Lost Marbles Salon, a series of events that combines lecture-style presentations with music, performance art, and art installations. Each salon addresses a particular theme (recent ones have included “secrets,” “bodies,” and “waste”, "birth"). Past participants have included a neuroscientist, a contortionist, an undertaker-poet, a beatboxer-didgeridoo duo, a plein air painter, an anthropologist, a mechanical engineer. With my multiple hats as an academic, writer, and performer, I am lucky enough to be networked into these very different scenes, which I can now pull together to transform how to explore and experience a given topic or idea. The Lost Marbles Salon is held at Cloud Club, the Boston artists’ collective where I live, and it all takes place in a pretty damn magical space.

This is what (one corner of) Cloud Club looks like:

Here's an excerpt of a performance from a recent Lost Marbles Salon (theme was "bodies"):

Thanks for looking. As always, more soon.

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