LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Phil Cousineau, author, filmmaker and speaker
Monday, January 6, 2014 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||
You have a treat in store in January. Author, filmmaker and Renaissance man, Phil Cousineau, opens the year for us at our first salon of 2014 with a look at the creative process and how and why writers write.
In Burning the Midnight Oil, word-wrangler extraordinaire Phil Cousineau has gathered an eclectic and electric collection of soulful poems and prose from great thinkers throughout the ages. Whether beguiling readers with glorious poetry or consoling them with prayers from fellow restless souls, Cousineau can relieve any insomniac’s unease. From St. John of the Cross to Annie Dillard, Beethoven to “The Song of Songs, ” this refreshingly insightful anthology soothes and inspires all who struggle through the dark of the night. The night writers in Cousineau’s vesperal collection range from saints, poets, and shamans to astronomers and naturalists, and tells of ancient tales and shining passages from the most brilliant (albeit insomniac) writers of today. These poetic ponderances sing of the falling darkness, revel in dream-time, convey the ache of melancholy, conspire against sleeplessness, vanquish loneliness, contemplate the night sky, rhapsodize on (more…)