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Groundbreaking New Writing School Could Mark Death of MFA’s Traditional Writing Program

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Bay Area writer and former Marin County Poet Laureate Albert Flynn DeSilver, Founder of Brilliant Writer, LLC, today announced the opening of his innovative new writing program . the Mindful Authors Accelerator goes beyond conventional MFA writing programs to offer practical tools for project completion, supportive community, and lifetime access to community and course materials.

“Many writers have told me how frustrated they are with the college classes or one-off writing seminars that inspired them but didn’t help them finish that novel or those memoirs they were dying to write.” , DeSilver said. “And most did not have $ 40,000 or more to spend on an educational offer. “

DeSilver, author of Writing as a path of awakening (Sounds True, 2017), has spent her pandemic not only writing poems and working on her next novel, but also supporting other writers. “It started off simple. I was like, ‘How can I help relieve the stress of the pandemic, political turmoil and negativity that we all know?’ Her response was to offer free classes in Mindful Writing and Meditation on Zoom. By October, more than 800 people from all over the world were enrolled in the weekly classes.

“When the pandemic hit, there was nowhere to go but inward,” he said. DeSilver began to rethink their entire approach to teaching. “I wanted to provide writers with a transformational experience rooted in a conscious creative community that could take them from inspiration and initial idea to production, audience and publication.” the Mindful Authors Accelerator was born.

DeSilver reached out to colleagues like bestselling author Cheryl Strayed, Dani Shapiro, and Mary Karr to co-host inspiring collaborative events. The program includes a core curriculum, weekly coaching, courses, a review seminar, a private platform and application, and post-pandemic live events. Participants pay a one-time fee for access to the lifetime program. he hired Audrey kalman, seasoned writer, editor and president of the California Writers Club SF Peninsula branch, as a community leader.

This innovative approach to creative writing education signals a sea change in the way writing is taught. “I wanted to rethink the traditional MFA program and create something deep, comprehensive, and intellectually rigorous, but also customizable, self-directed and affordable,” DeSilver said.

“I am amazed at the added value to my life as a creative writer by the Mindful Authors Accelerator Program, ”said a recent participant. “I have become more engaged and productive, and now I see myself as a writer. “

Interested writers can complete an application at www.albertflynndesilver.com/program.

Albert Flynn DeSilver, Founder of Brilliant Writer, LLC
(707) 478-9511
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SOURCE Albert Flynn DeSilver, Founder of Brilliant Writer, LLC

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