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Albert is available for writing & creativity conferences, book groups, signings, exclusive readings, corporate trainings, inspirational live events, ZOOM/Web conferences, and much more.

Albert has read and performed with bestselling authors Elizabeth Gilbert, Cheryl Strayed, United States Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, Maxine Hong Kingston, Beat Poetry Legend Michael McCluer, Anne Waldman, Pam Houston, Quincy Troupe, and many others. He has presented at TEDx Santa Cruz, The Omega Institute, The California Writers Club, AWP–New York City, The British Institute in Paris, The Jack London Writer’s Conference, The Napa Valley Writers Conference, The San Francisco Writers Conference, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and numerous Colleges and Universities nationally.

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Press & Media

“DeSilver’s talk was a strong addition to our club’s conference and just what we had hoped for in a keynote speech. We could not have been happier or more impressed with Albert’s presentation. He is an enthralling and entertaining speaker.”

-Bill Haigwood, Co-Chair Redwood Writer’s Conference, Santa Rosa, California

Official Bio

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.

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. He is also the author of the memoir Beamish Boy, which Kirkus reviews 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 taught writing workshops at the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and literary conferences nationally.

He lives in Northern California.

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Interview with San Francisco Zen Center Listening to the Heart of the World podcast by Sachico Ohanks.  This statement from Albert Flynn DeSilver well reflects his expansive spirit and enthusiasm for producing change within oneself and the world through writing.

Dear Life Podcast with Christina Rasmussen. "In today’s episode, I’m speaking with Albert Flynn DeSilver an amazing poet, memoirist, novelist, teacher, and speaker. He is an extraordinary soul who has been able to translate his own pain, grief, sorrow, confusion and hard times during his childhood to beautiful words and poetry. He is one of the most gentle souls I have come across during my podcasting journey. He is sensitive and wonderful to speak to. The way that he expresses his own story I felt this healing coming over me and I’m certain you will feel it too."

New Dimensions Radio interview with Justine Toms. DeSilver describes how writing from the body rather than the head is a visceral experience that connects us with our intuition. He tells us that poetry and stories can help us tap into our own creative process, which is extremely helpful to becoming a better writer. This conversation is filled with encouragement that will help you on your road to being a better writer.

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast by Srinivas Rao. Albert Flynn DeSilver began his professional career as a photographer but was blown away by poetry during a reading in San Francisco. From that moment on, he dedicated his efforts to writing poetry, and funneling his passions into that art helped him recover from trauma he dealt with from a past that included substance abuse and strained family dynamics. Take a listen and learn how your passions can help you achieve healing in your life!

The Astral Hustle with Corey Allen. How can we tap into our creative voice? In this podcast, we talk about Albert’s discovery of the art of poetry, how he helps people access their creativity through stream of consciousness expression and his book Writing as a Path to Awakening

The One You Feed Podcast by Eric Zimmer. In this episode, Albert Flynn DeSilver and Eric talk about using writing, poetry, and contemplative practices as a way to guide us on the path to awakening to our true selves.

Tami Simon interviews Albert on her popular weekly podcast called Insights at the Edge. In this episode , Tami speaks with Albert about the difference between writing as a creative endeavor and writing as a gateway to spiritual inquiry. They talk about the exploration of difficult subjects such as failure and death through writing, and how those deep inquiries can help open us to the present moment. Finally, Albert comments on the cultivation of discipline and how the concept of time is one that we create for ourselves. (57 minutes)

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