A celebration of the 30th Anniversary publication of Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldberg, which has sold over a million and a half copies and been translated into fourteen languages. Writing Down the Bones started a revolution in writing practice and continues to inspire, create, and instruct writers of all levels. Mayor Dan Barrone will present Natalie Goldberg with a Proclamation dedicating February 19, 2016, as Natalie Goldberg Day in Taos due to her longstanding influence on the creative arts in Taos where she lived for twenty-five years and has led decades of workshops on writing practice at Mabel Dodge Luhan House. Author of over fourteen books - both fiction and nonfiction - Natalie is a poet, painter, teacher, novelist, and nonfiction writer on books dedicated to writing and zen practice.
An introduction of Natalie by her publishers at Shambhala Press will be followed by her reading from both Writing Down the Bones and The Great Spring (her newest book 2/16), a cash bar and appetizer reception.
FREE - 4 - 6 p.m. Mural Room, Old County Courthouse