Saturday, March 7, 2015 Leave a Comment
Hey all. I’ve got some exciting news to share. I’ve been working on a memoir about how I got to the Bay Area from Boston, overcame my writer’s block, and started American Nomad. I’ve been writing this for the past 5 years and it’s finally done! Poetic Matrix Press has agreed to publish it too. I’ve got a little blurb about the book below along with a link to my recently created Facebook page. Thanks all. I’ll be putting out more info soon.
Composing Temple Sunrise: Overcoming Writer’s Block at Burning Man is an inspirational coming-of-age memoir about a 26 year old songwriter looking to refuel his creative energy. Triggered by the Great Recession of 2008, Hassan El-Tayyab loses his special education teaching job in Boston and sets out on a cross-country adventure with a woman named Hope Rideout, determined to find his lost muse. His journey brings him to Berkeley, CA, where he befriends a female metal art collective constructing a 37-foot Burning Man art sculpture named Fishbug. What follows is a life-changing odyssey through Burning Man that helps him harness his creative spirit, overcome his self-critic, confront his childhood trauma, and realize the healing power of musical expression.