Albert Flynn DeSilver, Internationally published poet, memoirist, workshop leader
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.
Albert served as Marin County, California's, very first Poet Laureate from 2008 to 2010. His work has appeared in more than 100 literary journals worldwide including ZYZZYVA, New American Writing, Hanging Loose, Jubilat, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh's Ear (France), and many others. He is also the author of the memoir Beamish Boy, which Kirkus Reviews listed as one of the Best Books of 2012.
Albert has spoken, led trainings, and taught writing workshops at numerous spiritual centers and writing conferences, including the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Shambhala Mountain Center, and at national literary conferences.
He has shared the stage with luminaries such as Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, Maxine Hong Kingston, and others, and he has been interviewed extensively on writing, craft, and the connection between writing and spiritual practices. He lives in Northern California.