A Memoir Writing Workshop
with author Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg, best selling author of Writing Down The Bones, makes a return visit to Sedona by popular demand.  She first led a workshop here in 2005 to great reviews.  This Memoir Writing Workshop will explore what it means to remember, how we call up memory and how thought forms the past.  Goldberg changed the way writing is practiced in this country - let her inspire you through her calm presence and extraordinary lessons.  Join Natalie for a 2-day hands-on writing workshop sponsored by the Sedona Arts Center.  April 21st, 2007, 9 am to 5 pm, and April 22, 9 am to 3 pm at Sedona Creative Life Center.  Workshop cost is $250.  Register at 928-282-3809 or 888-954-4442.  For more information about Natalie, visit www.nataliegoldberg.com.

In part of this workshop we will explore what it means to remember, how we call up memory and how our thoughts form the past.  We'll use all this for the purpose of writing and for the study of memoir, calling up old shoes, past loves, the way the moon looked twenty years ago in Paris.  We will also do one-foot-after-the-other slow walking.  This practice helps to bring us into the present moment which, oddly enough, is where we'll find the past that memory carries.  In addition, we'll do a lot of times writings in the workshop and in small out-of-class groups. 

Upon registration, a reading list will be sent to prepare you for the workshop.  Bring fast writing pens and notebooks.  Learn writing skills from a master - join Natalie for this extraordinary two-day hands-on writing workshop.  Come prepared to write a lot and to listen deeply - to yourself and to others - and to enjoy Sedona in the Spring.


Natalie Goldberg is the author of Writing Down The Bones:  Freeing The Writer Within (1986), which broke open the world of creativity and started a revolution in the way writing is practiced in this country.  The book has sold over one million copies and been translated into nine languages.  Since then she has written seven other books, including the novel, Banana Rose.  Natalie has a national reputation as an extraordinary teacher with students coming from around the world to attend her life-changing workshops.  She has been practicing Zen meditation and teaching seminars in writing for the last twenty-five years.  The Oprah Winfrey Show sent a film crew to spend a day with Natalie for a segment on spirituality that covered her writing, teaching painting and walking meditation.

Another of Natalie’s books, Living Color: A Writer Paints Her World, describes her longtime love affair with painting as a second art form.  Her lively watercolors are exhibited at a gallery in Taos, New Mexico and you can also see her paintings on her website.


 For further information please contact
Sedona Creative Life Center

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