Mark Matousek

Mark Matousek is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker whose work focuses on transformative writing for personal, professional, and spiritual development. He is the author of seven books, including the international bestseller Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story and his latest book, Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery.

His work has appeared in numerous anthologies and publications, including The New YorkerO: The Oprah MagazineTricycle, and Harper’s Bazaar. He blogs regularly for Psychology Today and offers courses in creativity and spiritual growth around the world.

Mark graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979, and received a fellowship to Worcester College, Oxford, after being awarded an M.A. in English Literature from UCLA in 1981. Upon graduation, he moved to New York, where he worked as a proofreader at Andy Warhol’s Interview. Mark was co-editor on Still Here, by Ram Dass. He is a co-founder of V-Men, the male arm of V-Day, Eve Ensler’s movement to end violence against women and girls. He is on the faculty of Hollyhock, The New York Open Center, The Omega Institute, 1440, Esalen, The Rowe Center, and Omega Blue Spirit, Costa Rica. His workshops, classes, and mentoring have inspired thousands of people around the world to reach their artistic and personal goals.


Events with Mark Matousek

Writing as a Spiritual Practice: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story
August 23, 2021

This transformational five-day workshop uses personal writing as a path of self-discovery, authenticity, and spiritual growth. When you learn to express the whole truth about experience and to discern your own soul’s journey, you come to understand the mythic dimension of personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, longings, digressions, and so-called mistakes. The realization that you are the storyteller – not the story – frees you to examine beliefs, expectations, and biases that have limited your sense of self. As Mark teaches, “When you tell the truth, your story changes. When your story changes, your life is transformed.” Scientific studies have shown that a…