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NATALIE GOLDBERG: The Great Spring and Writing Down the Bones

Monday, March 14, 2016 7:00pm

VPL Central Branch
350 W. Georgia St.,
Alice MacKay Room
Lower Level


Seating is limited.

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Banyen Books & Sound and the Vancouver Public Library present Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within for a presentation on her new book The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life. In The Great Spring, Goldberg shares the experiences that have opened her to new ways of being alive - experiences that pointed the way forward in her life and her writing. This presentation is also the launch of Writing Down the Bones 30th Year Edition. Following her talk, Natalie will answer questions and sign books.

 ". . . A writer both energized and enlightened."
Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way

Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, writer, and painter. She was raised on Long Island, New York. She is ordained in the Order of Interbeing with Thich Nhat Hanh.

Her book, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, broke open the world of creativity and started a revolution in the way people approach the art of writing. The book has sold over one million copies and been translated into fourteen languages.

Goldberg has been teaching seminars in writing as a practice for more than 39 years. People from around the world attend her life-changing workshops and she has a reputation as an inspiring and effective 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 where she frequently leads writing workshops and retreats.