For the past seven years, Theatre Kalamazoo (TK) has been providing a platform for local playwrights to develop and share new plays with the community. Theatre Kalamazoo is proud to announce that the eighth annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival will be held February 9-10, 2018 at the Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre (formerly the Epic Theatre) in downtown Kalamazoo. The free event will feature new plays by seven local playwrights, performed and directed as staged readings by local actors and directors representing the member theatres of Theatre Kalamazoo. (more...)
Underbelly Productions has today confirmed the new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will extend its run at The Marble Arch Theatre until Saturday 24TH March 2018. (more...)
Underbelly Productions has today confirmed the new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will extend its run at The Marble Arch Theatre until Saturday 17th February 2018, due to overwhelming popular demand. (more...)
Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)
Symphony Space, the performing arts center known for its original music, film, dance, and literary programs, will honor Theodore S. Chapin and Lenore & Robert Davis at the 2017 Spring Gala at Capitale on Monday, April 24, 2017. (more...)
Harry Hall debuts with a compelling novel filled to the brim with themes of 'Pride and Passion' (published by iUniverse). As fulfillment of his life goal, this novel closely relates to Hall's personal, educational and entrepreneurial experiences. A vivid retelling of life and relationships, this book promises readers an insightful journey that will make them anticipate the book's sequel. (more...)
Beloved Sydney theatre group THE GLUGS - now celebrating their 50th year - proudly present nominations for the 2016 GLUGS THEATRE AWARDS. The awards ceremony will be held on Monday 6 February 2016 at The Castlereagh Hotel. (more...)
When a mystery novelist's foray into romantic fiction starts to play out in real life, with a death as the cherry on top, what is he to do? Nothing goes as you might expect, even when plot points are predictible. (more...)
Stars including Michael Xavier, Beverley Knight, Matt Cardle, Samantha Barks and Pixie Lott will perform as part of 2016's incredible line-up for London's free musical theatre extravaganza, West End LIVE with MasterCard. (more...)
West End LIVE with MasterCard takes place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2016. Celebrating its 12th year, the free musical extravaganza showcases the best of the West End. Attracting crowds of more than 500,000 people over the course of the weekend, West End LIVE with MasterCard is the largest event of its type in the world. (more...)
Why would a psychiatrist who has been meditating for more than thirty years try to commit suicide? That is the question that drives protagonist Robert Davis in this spiritual mystery set in Austin, TX. The novel challenges preconceived ideas that meditation must always have beneficial effects. It explores the practice in relation to death, personal philosophy, and community.
The backdrop is the everyday life of a recovering alcoholic, lead parent, and therapist Robert Davis, whose whole life is upended after a meeting suicidal patient Dr. Vigo Andersen at the Austin Psychiatric Hospital. In his search for answers, Robert is sucked into a philosophical vortex that threatens everything he holds dear, including his marriage, his sobriety, his business, even his sanity. Will he lose everything or will he solve the puzzle?
'I wanted to write something real,' says veteran nonfiction author Gudjon Bergmann about his debut novel. 'Everyone knows that it is impossible to be happy and peppy all the time. Unfortunately, many of my peers in the self-developmental and New Age community would have us believe that. I wanted to write about the struggles that come along with spiritual practice, the confusion, the doubt, and the internal battles. Meditation does not create a steady ascent to enlightenment and there are many possible pitfalls. Few people acknowledge that. This novel will hopefully ignite a debate that explores the practice from all sides.'
Where did he get the idea for The Meditating Psychiatrist Who Tried to Kill Himself?
'Fifteen years ago an acquaintance of mine, who taught Eastern meditation techniques, attempted to commit suicide. I could never figure out why. Meditation is supposed to elicit peace of mind, not longing for death, right? For me, it seemed like the perfect question to wrestle with in my debut novel.'
Bergmann was born in Iceland in 1972, but moved the USA in 2010 and became a US citizen in 2013. He lives in Kyle, TX, with his wife and two children. He has written more than twenty nonfiction books about meditation, smoking cessation, mindful yoga, and stress management, to name a few topics.
To learn more about the author visit www.authorbergmann.com
For interview requests send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Flaming Leaf Press was established in 2016. Our vision is to publish works that challenge stereotypes about spirituality and personal development. Email email@example.com for promotional copies of the book, either in paperback or ebook format. www.flamingleafpress.com
The Meditating Psychiatrist Who Tried to Kill Himself
Publisher: Flaming Leaf Press
Publication date: 4.4.16
Paperback: 6 x9, 194 pages, ISBN 978-0-9973012-0-5, $14.99
Ebook: 612 KB, ISBN 978-0-9973012-1-2, $9.99 (more...)