Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg is an author, poet, teacher, and painter. She has written 13 books including the classic Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, which has been translated into 18 languages. People from around the world attend her life-changing workshops and retreats, and she has the reputation of being a great teacher. Natalie’s paintings can be viewed on her website at Her latest books areThe Great Spring: Writing, Zen and This Zigzag Life and Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir, forthcoming in June 2018.

Learn more about this presenter’s work:


  • You Know What to Do

    In this excerpt from her new book, Natalie Goldberg reflects on writing in the face of mortality.

  • What Writers Do

    A writer gets to live twice. Like a cow that brings up its feed and chews it again, a writer has a second chance to digest experience, says author and Kripalu presenter Natalie Goldberg.

  • Zen and the Art of Writing: A Q&A with Natalie Goldberg

    An excerpt from "Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within," by Natalie Goldberg.