Natalie Goldberg is an author, poet, teacher, and painter. She has written 11 books including the classic Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, which has been translated into 14 languages. Her most recent book, highly acclaimed, is Old Friend from Faraway. People from around the world attend her life-changing workshops and retreats, and she has the reputation of being a great teacher. With filmmaker Mary Feidt, she completed the documentary Tangled Up in Bob, about Bob Dylan’s childhood on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota. Her lively paintings can be viewed at the Ernesto Mayans Gallery in Santa Fe.