Advanced Memoir Workshop
At the Famous Mesa Refuge, Point Reyes, California 
Albert Flynn DeSilver
Friday June 3—Sunday June 5, 2020 
Mesa Refuge, Point Reyes, California
This extraordinary weekend will include. . .

*A full weekend of writing
* Craft discussions
*Skills building/Innovative exercises
*Sharing work in a professional, safe environment
*Community & connection. 

Your registration includes ALL instruction and materials, gourmet organic healthy meals, and full use of the gardens, library and kitchen space.  

*Accommodations NOT included. Upon acceptance you will receive a listing of affordable local accommodations. 

This is a great opportunity to. . .

*Feel good about your writing again

*Reconnect or newly explore your personal story

*Relax & rejuvenate with open time to write

*Experience the exquisite grounds and surrounding National Park

*Take in the creative history of the Mesa Refuge

*Connect in creative community

*Or simply enjoy the inner and outer peace and freedom of this magical place! 

   Albert Flynn DeSilver is a gem, a joy
to work with, and puts together
amazing workshops!

—Cheryl Strayed (Best Selling Author of WILD, “Tiny Beautiful Things,” and the novel “Torch.”)

Weekend Schedule (subject to change)

Friday June 3: Arrival and check in 3:00-6:00PM
Dinner 6:00-7:15
First Session 7:30-8:30

Saturday June 4: Breakfast 7:15-8:30
First Session 9:00-12:00
Lunch 12:00-2:00
Second Session 2:00-5:00PM
Dinner 6:00-7:15
Evening session 7:30-8:30

Sunday June 5: Breakfast 7:15-8:30
First session 9:00-12:00
Lunch 12:15-1:30

I really enjoyed this workshop, it was a great blend of writing exercises, craft discussions, and community connection that really helped take my writing practice to the next level. 

—Z. C. San Francisco, CA

The grace, gentleness, and subtlety of your teachings and your presence allows a safe, trusting open space where delicate possibilities can emerge.

—E. B. Sebastopol, CA

This weekend has been transformational—kind, sweet, and truly satisfying.

—R.S. Sausalito, CA

This workshop was so much more than I anticipated. Albert's teachings and insights truly helped open me up in ways and at depths I never expected.

—S. D. Sacramento, CA

Meet Albert Flynn DeSilver
Albert is an internationally published poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and workshop leader. 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 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 the author of several books of poems and the memoir Beamish Boy, which Kirkus Reviews called “a beautifully written memoir, poignant and inspirational” and was name one of their "Best Books of 2012." His most recent book is  Writing as a Path to Awakening, (Sounds True) based on his popular writing workshops by the same name. Albert teaches writing and mindfulness workshops at The Omega Institute, The Esalen Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center and literary conferences nationally. He lives in Northern California.

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