VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT
IN CONVERSATION WITH KEVIN MOUL

Natalie Goldberg: Three Simple Lines
6PM (8PM ET) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
LOCATION: LIVE ON ZOOM



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Natalie Goldberg in conversation with Kevin Moul.

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ABOUT THE BOOK
One of the world's foremost writing teachers invites readers on a joyful journey into the reading and origins of haiku

A haiku is three simple lines. But it is also, as Allen Ginsberg put it, three lines that "make the mind leap." A good one, he said, lets the mind experience "a small sensation of space which is nothing less than God." As many spiritual practices seek to do, the haiku's spare yet acute noticing of the immediate and often ordinary grounds the reader in the pure awareness of now.

Natalie Goldberg is a delightfully companionable tour guide into this world. She highlights the history of the form, dating back to the seventeenth century; shows why masters such as Basho and Issa are so revered; discovers Chiyo-ni, an important woman haiku master; and provides insight into writing and reading haiku. A fellow seeker who travels to Japan to explore the birthplace of haiku, Goldberg revels in everything she encounters, including food and family, painting and fashion, frogs and ponds. She also experiences and allows readers to share in the spontaneous and profound moments of enlightenment and awakening that haiku promises.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Natalie Goldberg is the author of fifteen books, including the classic bestseller Writing Down the Bones, which has changed the way writing is taught in the United States; the beloved memoir Long Quiet Highway; the novel Banana Rose; Living Color, about her painting; and her legacy book, The True Secret of Writing. She has taught writing as a practice for the past forty-five years nationally and internationally. She lives in northern New Mexico. www.nataliegoldberg.com

ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Kevin S. Moul is a Phoenix-based writer, storyteller, and photographer that has been a student of Natalie Goldberg since 2004. He uses many lenses, including Natalie’s teachings of "writing practice" to view this and other worlds. A contributor of personal essays to Medium.com, he also writes speculative fiction. Find him at @kevinsmoul on Twitter and @KevinSMoulAuthor on Facebook.