NAMW October Member Teleseminar
Albert Flynn DeSilver
October 20, 2017
11 AM PDT  | 12 PM MDT | 1 PM CDT  | 2 PM EDT

Writing a memoir is emotionally courageous work. We need to be honest with ourselves about the endeavor. Often in the writing process we discover things we never knew, we knew. Stuff can come up, emotionally charged stuff. Some times the strong emotions can be frightening, and keep us from the page. Writing into memories, begets more memories. We can’t think so much about the memories and coax them out forcing them to come. We must put the pen to paper, write from the body opening our hearts, let the feelings flow as they must in their own time, breathe deeply and trust in the process.

In this teleseminar you will learn. . .

  • How to write from the body more openly with true authenticity
  • When and how to get support throughout the memoir writing process
  • Writing exercises to help you explore emotions in a new way
  • Mindfulness exercises to help keep you balanced, inspired, and connected to your creative genius
  • How to write sensory-specificity details that carry emotion

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, memoirist, and novelist. He served as Marin County California’s very first Poet Laureate from 2008-2010. Albert has read and shared the stage with U.S Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, International bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, Maxine Hong Kingston, and many others. His new book, Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life, based on his popular writing workshops by the same name, is just out to high acclaim from SOUNDS TRUE. Memoirist and novelist Dani Shapiro has said about Writing as a Path to Awakening; “In this gentle, lucid, erudite and compassionate guide, Albert Flynn DeSilver offers the wisdom and warmth of a true friend who has walked the path.”   Albert is also the author of several books of poems and the memoir Beamish Boy, one of Kirkus Reviews “Best Books of 2012,” and called it “a beautifully written memoir, poignant and inspirational.” He lives in Northern California.