Andy Couturier

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Andy Couturier is the creative director and founder of The Opening, a writing institute which focuses on book completion and writing from the subconscious

Andy Couturier (born June 3, 1964) is the American author of two books, Writing Open the Mind: Tapping the Subconscious to Free the Writing and the Writer (Ulysses Press, 2005)[1] and A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance[2] (Stone Bridge Press, 2010). The forthcoming The Abundance of Less (North Atlantic Books, 2017)[3] is a revised and updated edition of his previous work. He is the founder and creative director for The Opening, a center for creative writing. His essays and articles on ecology, sustainable living, and the problems inherent with nuclear power have appeared in The Japan Times,[4] The North American Review,[5] Adbusters, Kyoto Journal,[6] The Oakland Tribune, and Creative NonFiction.

He was born in New York, New York, United States, and grew up in Washington D.C. and Chicago. He is a graduate of the English composition MA program at San Francisco State University, and lived in Japan for four years. He runs a private writing school, The Opening,[7] in Oakland, California, and also teaches in Santa Cruz.

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  • A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance ISBN 1-933330-83-X
  • Writing Open the Mind: Tapping the Subconscious to Free the Writing and the Writer ISBN 1-56975-476-4
  • The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan ISBN 1-62317-132-6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Writing Open the Mind (9781569754764)". PGW. Archived from the original on 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Stone Bridge Press - A Different Kind of Luxury". Stonebridge.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  3. ^ The Abundance of Less by Andy Couturier | PenguinRandomHouse.com. 
  4. ^ "ALTERNATIVE LUXURIES - Life". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2017-04-17. 
  5. ^ Couturier, Andy (1998-01-01). "Fry It How You like It". The North American Review. 283 (1): 32–33. 
  6. ^ "KJ writers & artists | Kyoto Journal". www.kyotojournal.org. Retrieved 2017-04-17. 
  7. ^ "Creative Writing Courses, Writing Classes, Editing, Memoir, Non Fiction, Book Completion, Santa Cruz, San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland, Berkeley". Theopening.org. Retrieved 2013-10-16.