Albert Flynn DeSilver - Instructor
Albert Flynn DeSilver is poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and workshop leader. 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.” He has presented and taught nationally at AWP—New York City, The Omega Institute, Esalen Institute, and at writing conferences nationally, solo, as well as alongside Elizabeth Gilbert, Cheryl Strayed, and many others. He received a BFA in photography from the University of Colorado and an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute.
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. His new books, Writing as a Path to Awakening, based on his popular writing workshops by the same name, and a novel Brooklyn, Wyoming are due out in 2018. He lives in Northern California.