Three Simple Lines: Natalie Goldberg and John Paul Caponigro

© Nadezda Nikolova

Tuesday, May 24 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm (Mountain Time)

Creativity Continues at Santa Fe Workshops when author Natalie Goldberg joins John Paul Caponigro for an intriguing conversation about how words make images and images make words. Natalie sets the tone and the stage for the evening by reading from her newest book, Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage Into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku. Then John Paul and Natalie discuss the larger themes of how writing and perception are deeply intertwined and how writing can be both inspiring and useful for visual artists. The program finishes with a lively question and answer session — first between Natalie and John Paul, and then open to all participants.

Natalie Goldberg, author of 16 books including the bestselling Writing Down The Bones, is a delightfully companionable tour guide into the world of haiku. In Three Simple Lines, she highlights the history of the form, dating back to the seventeenth century; shows why masters such as Basho and Issa are so revered; discovers Chiyo-ni, an important woman haiku master; and provides insight into writing and reading haiku. A fellow seeker who travels to Japan to explore the birthplace of haiku, Goldberg revels in everything she encounters, including food and family, painting and fashion, frogs, and ponds. She also experiences and allows readers to share in the spontaneous and profound moments of enlightenment and awakening that haiku promises.

Reading Natalie’s book before listening to this discussion is not necessary, but it is highly recommended.

Event Recording

Many thanks to everyone who joined us live. View the recorded program below: