Episode 29: Interview with Natalie Goldberg


Tiferet Talk host Melissa Studdard speaks with author, poet, teacher, and painter, Natalie Goldberg about her forthcoming book, The True Secret of Writing. Goldberg is the author of the seminal writing books Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, Wild Mind: Living the Writers Life, Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writers Craftand Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoirwhich, together with her life-changing workshops, have rent open the landscape of creativity and inspired a revolution in the practice of writing in this country.

Goldberg’s own gorgeous creative works include the novel Banana Rosethe memoirs Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America and The Great Failure: My Unexpected Path to Truth and the painting and poetry books Living Color: A Writer Paints Her World, Top of My Lungsand Chicken and in Love

Goldberg’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide, and her extraordinary teaching methods have drawn students from across the globe. The True Secret of Writing, due for release 3/19/13, is the capstone to four decades of Goldberg’s teachings and reveals newly-developed methods not found in Goldberg’s previous books.

Of The True Secret of Writing, Noah Levine states, “Natalie Goldberg has done the unthinkable, she has shared the secret teaching. The buddhas of time immemorial are rejoicing and the literary bodhisattvas are smiling in silent approval. Read this book, then write a revolutionary manifesto!”


For more information on the author please visit her site: http://nataliegoldberg.com/


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