Ep 90: ft. Albert Flynn DeSilver on Writing as a Path to Awakening

Season 1
51m | Jul 7, 2022

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, writer, speaker, and workshop leader. His latest book is Writing as a Path to Awakening (based on his popular workshops by the same name) published by Sounds True. Albert served as Marin County, California’s very first Poet Laureate from 2008-2010. His work has appeared in more than 100 literary journals worldwide and is the author of the memoir Beamish Boy. Albert is also a speaker and trainer who has taught writing workshops at the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and literary conferences nationally. 

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How embodiment can be a source of creativity
  • How photography lead him to writing
  • Why reading is important for writers
  • His writing process
  • How meditation and creativity influence each other
  • Teaching writing to others

Creative Resources Mentioned:

  • Mary Oliver
  • Natalie Goldberg
  • Terry Tempest Williams

Connect with Albert:

Free writing coaching session here

Writing as a Path to Awakening

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