Smart Bets: Natalie Goldberg

If you were at all interested in writing in the late ’80s or early ’90s, then you probably toted around a spiral-bound blank-page journal, a Marvy Uchida LePen and a copy of Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones. "Keep your hand moving, don’t cross out, just get it on paper," she told us. Eleven books later (in which she also covered the topics of painting and Zen Buddhism), Goldberg returns with Living Color: Painting, Writing, and the Bones of Seeing, a revised and expanded version of the book by the same title, originally published in ’97. "Tailored to a new generation of aspiring creatives, this revised and expanded edition pairs 13 of Goldberg’s engaging and encouraging essays with 75 of her paintings and 22 never-before-shared artistic exercises," says a press release for the book. Goldberg will visit Malaprop's on Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy of Simon & Schuster


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