Twenty years ago NATALIE GOLDBERG's classic, Writing Down the Bones (Random House, $12.95), broke new ground in its approach to writing as a practice. Now, Old Friend from Far Away (Sounds True, $24.95), her latest book to focus solely on writing, reaffirms Goldberg's status as a foremost teacher of writing, and completely transforms the practice of writing memoir.
At once a beautifully written celebration of the memoir form, an innovative course full of practical teachings, and a deeply affecting meditation on consciousness, love, life, and death, Old Friend From Far Away welcomes aspiring writers of all levels and encourages them to find their own unique voice. Natalie Goldberg recreates her trademark workshop style with its terse, demanding writing "sprints" that train the hand and mind to quicken their pace and give up conscious control.
Natalie Goldberg will speak and sign for Old Friend From Far Away on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 7:30pm at Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO.
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