Author Natalie Goldberg presents new book at Malaprop’s, March 13

Press release:

Drawing on her years of writing, teaching, and practicing Zen Buddhism, writing teacher and author Natalie Goldberg speaks candidly about her journeys–inner and outer–and how they’ve informed her life and her writing in her new book: The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and the Zigzag Life. Goldberg will read from and discuss her book at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC, on Monday, March 13, at 7 pm.

In The Great Spring, Goldberg shares “those vivid moments that have wakened her to new ways of being.” We follow Goldberg on her “mapless meanderings in the New Mexican desert and her pilgrimages to Bob Dylan’s birthplace and to Larry McMurtry’s dusty Texas ghost town of rare books [and] feel her profound loss when she hears of the passing of a dear friend while teaching in the French countryside.”

Described by creativity guru Julia Cameron (‘The Artist’s Way’) as “a writer both energized and enlightened,” Goldberg is credited with starting a revolution in the way we practice writing in the U.S. today with Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, published in 1986, which has sold more than one million copies. Goldberg has published nine other books, including Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life, and Banana Rose, a novel.

“We’re excited about welcoming such a beloved teacher, artist, and author to Malaprop’s,” said Melanie McNair, Malaprop’s Director of Marketing and Author Events. “Over the years, Natalie Goldberg has inspired millions of people to write. We look forward to hearing her insights on creativity and on life.”

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.