LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Kissing the Sky, by Cristina Olsen
Saturday, August 8th, 2015 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||
Join us in this long-awaited, much anticipated, book party for Christina Olsen.
Kissing the Sky is an autobiography of the soul in poetic and visual form that begins with loss and loneliness, but soon transforms into love and an expansive freedom of the soul. From post-war London to the vast Pampas of Argentina, from Buenos Aires to the hills of Novato, California, the author weaves a meditative tapestry of poetry and photography celebrating the beauty of nature and it’s power to transform pain into joy.
“A multi-faceted synthesis of literature and art, and the author’s life experiences, results in a winning combination recommended for readers who enjoy poetry, photos and autobiography.”
–D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review
Cristina Olsen was born and raised in Argentina, then continued her education up through the doctoral level in the United States. For close to 30 years she lived as a global nomad, shifting residences between South America and the United States and vagabonding through countries around the world, eventually settling in Marin County, California with her husband, fellow poet and photographer, Dave Muñoz (Haiku Dave). Twice she has lived under and survived military dictatorships in Argentina and Chile. She has been a translator, language teacher, and lecturer on world religions and mysticism, and is the author of Nature in the Lives of Saints Brigit, Patrick and Columba, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2012. In addition, she raised funds for nonprofit institutions in the area of environmental education, sustainable agriculture in rural communities in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America, interfaith dialogue, hospice care, and higher education.