Albert Flynn DeSilver is the author of Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life, (Sounds True, September, 2017)
Albert is an internationally published poet, writer, speaker, and workshop leader. Albert served as Marin County’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 most recently of “Beamish Boy: A Memoir,” which Kirkus Reviews called "a beautifully written memoir, poignant and inspirational." His new book, “Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life,” (Sounds True, September, 2017) is based on his popular writing workshops by the same name.
Albert is also a speaker and trainer having taught and presented with such luminaries as Elizabeth Gilbert, Cheryl Strayed, Maxine Hong Kingston, Michael McClure, and U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan among many others. He teaches writing workshops at The Esalen Institute, The Omega Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center and literary conferences nationally. He lives in Northern California.