July 27 Memoir Teleseminar
Learn How to Make Your Prose (Memoir) Writing More Poetic with Albert Flynn DeSilver
11 AM PST; 12 MST; 1 CST; 2 EST
I’m thrilled to welcome Marin’s poet laureate, Albert Flynn DeSilver, to speak with us about the importance of language in your memoir, and how to infuse your work with real emotion, description, and inspiration through learning about how poetry works to move us, how it carries feeling and imagery to take us deep into story.
Here is what Albert has to say about poetry and memoir:
One of the highest compliments a piece of writing can receive is that it’s “poetic.” Whether we are talking about a novel, an essay, a screen play, or a memoir. We want our writing to shine, to be poetic—meaning, beautifully crafted, billowing with unexpected metaphors, infused with a gorgeous fluid rhythm, and peppered with mysterious twists of language! Poetry (poetic writing) stirs the human heart, sparks the imagination and enchants the reader’s soul.
Join poet, writer, and publisher, Albert Flynn DeSilver, author of the new memoir Beamish Boy, to discuss ways to make your prose (memoir) writing more poetic. This teleclass will cover:
•A discussion of great poetry and how to apply it to story
•Examples of poetic prose writing from our favorite memoirists
•How to practice making your writing shine poetically
•A poetry exercise exercise to apply toward your memoir writing
Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, author, artist, teacher, speaker, and writing coach. He served as the first Poet Laureate of Marin County, California from 2008-2010. Albert is the author of Beamish Boy: A Memoir, and several books of poetry including Letters to Early Street, and Walking Tooth & Cloud, and his work has appeared in dozens of literary journals and anthologies worldwide. He presents at literary conferences nationally, directs a homecare agency, and teaches in the Teen and Family program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center near his home in Woodacre, California. Please visit his website at