Writing as a Path
to Awakening 

A Weekend of Writing Craft, Spiritual Insight, and Conscious Community

Self Revelation




August 16-18, 2024

Join Us in the
San Francisco Bay Area

A word, after a word, after a word, is magic!

This Is How You Make Your Way to the Next Level of Completion & Publication

Connection in conscious Creative community

Bestselling author vists

Meditation experiences for enhanced creative flow

there is always an excuse NOT to write.

Innovative craft sessions + post-event Editing Webinar 


For innovative craft sessions,
Mindfulness Practice & Connection in Conscious Community

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My goal with this weekend is to give you a window into YOU, to help you shatter your perceived limitations.

Welcome to the possible. It goes without saying that a book doesn’t get written in a weekend, but accomplishment witnessed and experienced at the beginning changes everything. 

This is your invitation!

Many of us creatives suffer from self doubt, comparison mind, fear of being exposed, fear of revealing too much, fear that our work is not good enough, not this or that enough. So we hem and haw, we think it through, we hesitate, contemplate, pontificate. Meanwhile our stories languish, our truth goes untold, our divine human right to participate is self-denied. NO LONGER! NOW IS YOUR TIME! Let's write together in a safe, kind and compassionate space. Let's connect August 16-18 and celebrate our creative awakening and begin once again to have an impact on the world!  

Inspired Creative Community

From Procrastination, Hesitation, start & stop --> to open creative flow.
Welcome to the art of the possible! 


— Cheryl Strayed

Albert Flynn DeSilver is a gem, and puts together amazing events.


— Dani Shapiro

Albert Flynn DeSilver offers the wisdom and warmth of a true friend who has walked the path.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.


It is more than an event, it’s an incredible creative community of people who have the heart and drive to write forth their truth, tell their stories, and celebrate the power of their imagination!  

Writing as a Path to Awakening  Weekend

Words of Praise from Our Event Participants

Spirit Rock Meditation Center Teacher and author of Enlightenment for Idiots: A Novel and Moving Into Meditation

—Anne Cushman

Albert Flynn DeSilver is our funny, wise, and vulnerable tour guide on this magical year-long journey through the soul of writing. I recommend [Writing as a Path to Awakening] to people who want to tell their stories, writers who want to connect with their deepest truths, and anyone who wants to use words as a path to what lies beyond language.

—N.L., San Diego, CA

Wow. I am so happy. I have written 20,903 words. I've been writing steadily with one day off. And I have to say, I am going to change my vow to writing 7 days a week simply because I feel better the days that I write.

—D.T., Los Angeles

My creativity now has a foundation to stand on, be supported by, and most importantly, flourish upon. I am so deeply grateful to Albert and his team for providing clear, consistent, inspiring content and community.

-In his memoir On Writing, Stephen King says he writes 2,000 words every day, even on the weekends and holidays. He also wrote The Running Man under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in one week.

-Anne Rice wrote Interview with the Vampire in five weeks - the book is 338 pages (120,000 words) long.

-Marissa Meyer wrote Cinder and Scarlet, and started her third novel, Cress in a single month for a total of 150,000 words.

-Catherynne M. Valente wrote The Labyrinth in eleven days.

-Lindsay Buroker has a daily quota of 10,000 words.

-Kazuo Ishiguro wrote The Remains of the Day, a 245-page book (100,000 words), in four weeks.

-Lucy Ellmann’s novel Ducks, Newburyport clocks in at 426,110 words (over 1,000 pages) written mostly as a single sentence. How’s that for what’s possible?

-Robert Louis Stevenson wrote his most famous work, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in three days, and again in another three days after his wife burned the first draft.

-IT'S NOT ABOUT QUANTITY, IT'S ABOUT QUALITY, SELF-CONNECTION, SELF EXPRESSION, AND IMPACT!  I merely share these anecdotes of the possible to inspire you. These are regular people like you and I who got support, connected in creative community, created the space, and got to work!  


—J.H. Sebastopol, California

I have become a writer in my own perception, and that is huge and wonderful. I have learned to trust the process (the writing), which means trust myself, and trust that if I stay with the process, I will reach completion. 

—S.K., Vancouver, Canada 

I have not missed a day (since the event) and do my writing first thing in the morning now before I write in my journal. When I wake up, before I even move, I begin mentally playing with [creative] possibilities. 

—Z. C., Eagle, Colorado

I really enjoyed this event, it helped take my writing practice to the next level. 

—C. L., Montreal, Canada

I went from overwhelmed to inspired and energized! Despite the challenges of outside demands on my time, I have managed to prioritize my writing practice and I really needed to do that.

—L. D., Vancouver, Canada

As I’m early in my creative writing journey, I feel that I picked up some important tools and received the right support and openness to just get started and “shut up and write” (best invitation yet)! Most of all Albert’s genuine love for writing and teaching shone through the entire event and this was felt by us all.

—H.L., New Jersey

The weekend was an incredible experience and you definitely inspired me to write more and, hopefully, better. Thanks again for an unforgettable weekend!

Your Full-Access Three Day Pass: Including motivation, inspiration, talks, instruction, resources, support, prizes, music, and fun.

Organic Box Lunches for 3 days. 

A signed copy of Albert’s book Writing as a Path to Awakening

Writing as a Path to Awakening Weekend gear including writing notebook, books, pens, and other fun surprises

Post-event professional editing seminar with top publishing industry editors and experts

Post event coaching webinar with Albert 

What's Included
in Writing as a Path to Awakening Weekend?

—E.S., San Francisco, CA

This is an event where we could express from the deepest core of our beings. I felt like I was able to unlock many feelings and this led me to a sea of serenity. It was a truly remarkable event.

This Event Is For You If. . .

You have a desire to write, a dream of completing a book some day, and are looking for a fun, challenging, dynamic, supportive and informative event that will inspire positive results!

You have always wanted to write and share your story but are not sure how to get started.

You have written in fits and starts over the years but have gotten derailed or distracted by a demanding job, family, caretaking, etc.

You are retired or semi-retired and finally have the time to pursue your writing dreams!
You have a number of writing projects ideas but they live entirely in your head.

You have journaled for years but are ready to turn your journaling ideas into a book project.

You have written scraps of ideas for projects in the past but have a NEW idea you’d like to complete.

You are a curious artist who loves words and an amazing challenge and enjoy connecting with other creatives in fun, dynamic, and conscious community.
You have ALREADY written a book and are experiencing writers block toward your next one. 

What's NOT included:

Any transportation to and from the event

Overnight accommodations (a list of local hotels will be sent upon registration)

Breakfast and dinner (A list of Albert's favorite local coffee shops and restaurants at different price points will be sent upon registration) 

Writing as a Path to Awakening
August 16-18, 2024 (9:00AM Friday to 3:00PM Sunday) 
Corte Madera (San Francisco Bay Area) California 

Let's do this, let's be this, let's WRITE this!


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—S.B., Ashville, N.C.

I have become more committed to my writing. I have practiced more and engaged more deeply with my writing. I have learned to listen for what makes really good writing.

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, writer, speaker, and workshop leader. His latest book is Writing as a Path to Awakening (based on his popular workshops by the same name) published by Sounds True/Macmillan in 2017.

Albert served as Marin County, California’s very first Poet Laureate from 2008-2010. His work has appeared in more than 100 magazines and literary journals worldwide including The New York Times, ZYZZYVA, New American Writing, Chicago Review, Hanging Loose, Jubilat, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh’s Ear (France), and many others.

He is also the author of the memoir Beamish Boy, which Kirkus reviews named one of their best books for 2012, and called “a beautifully written memoir poignant and inspirational.” Albert received a BFA from the University of Colorado and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Albert is also a speaker and trainer who has presented at TEDx, shared the stage with Maxine Hong Kingston, Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, among others. He has taught writing workshops at the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, as well as at literary conferences nationally. He lives in Northern California.

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