Thursday May 11, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Natalie Goldberg reads from her newest collection of essays about finding her place in the world.
WRITING TEACHER GOLDBERG VISITS PAGE ONE 6:30 PM THURSDAY, MAY 11
Natalie Goldberg, writing teacher and creativity champion, will be at Page One Books 6:30 pm Thursday, May 11, to talk about and sign her latest collection of essays, "The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life."
The book is described as such: "From beloved writing teacher and author of the best-selling 'Writing Down the Bones': a treasury of personal stories reflecting a life filled with journeys—inner and outer—zigzagging around the world and home again. Here, Goldberg, 'a writer both energized and enlightened' (Julia Cameron), shares those vivid moments that have wakened her to new ways of being. We follow alongside her mapless meanderings in the New Mexican desert and her pilgrimages to Bob Dylan's birthplace and to Larry McMurtry's dusty Texas ghost town of rare books. We feel her deep hunger while she sits zazen in a monastery in Japan, and her profound loss when she hears of the passing of a dear friend while teaching in the French countryside. Through it all, she remains grounded in a life informed by two constants: the practices of writing and of Zen. With humor and insight, Natalie encircles around the essential questions these paths compel her toward: Where does this life lead? Who are we?"
Goldberg is the author of 14 books, including "Writing Down the Bones," which has changed the way writing is taught in this country. She also is a prolific painter. Goldberg has been teaching seminars in writing as a practice for the last 30 years. People from around the world attend her life-changing workshops, and she has earned a reputation as a great teacher. The "Oprah Winfrey Show" sent a film crew to spend the day with her for a segment on Spirituality that covered her writing, teaching, painting, and walking meditation. She currently lives in Northern New Mexico.
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Goldberg event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.
Goldberg website: http://nataliegoldberg.com