Composing Temple Sunrise: Overcoming Writer's Block at Burning Man

Composing Temple Sunrise: Overcoming Writer's Block at Burning Man

by Hassan El-Tayyab


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986060069
Publisher: Poetic Matrix Press
Publication date: 07/15/2016
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Hassan El-Tayyab is an award-winning singer/songwriter, author, teacher, and cultural activist currently residing in San Francisco, California. His critically-acclaimed Americana act American Nomad performs regularly at festivals and venues up and down the West Coast and beyond. In addition to performing Hassan is also a music educator, having taught songwriting and guitar classes for the Freight and Salvage and The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. Hassan has also been a guest lecturer on songwriting at the University of California, Berkeley. You can follow Hassan and his music at

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Composing Temple Sunrise: Overcoming Writer's Block at Burning Man 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
Every once in a while you read a book that shifts your perception of life. This is that book. It made me cry, empathize, reminded me of a time or two when I almost did the same thing the author almost did (sorry can't tell you need to read the book), it brought up aspects of my life that I am struggling in currently, it shattered my heart, gave me hope and opened my eyes to infinite possibilities. But the main thing it did was cause me to think deeply on what do I want my life to look like, what am I willing to give up and what is the root cause that drives my unsettledness. I have to say the title threw me off a little because my mind put writer in the category of author and not song writer. It didn't matter to me because I have always been intrigued with "Burning Man" and really wanted to read this book. I have friends that go yearly and because I am a costumer I have been mesmerized by the things they wear and all the wildness I hear about. What I enjoyed about this book is how the author shared his brokenness in a manner that was filled with compassion and clarity exposing his inner self to the reader. The reader will commiserate with some or all of his situations and there will be parts of the story that will impact the reader in his personal life. His vivid descriptions of working on "Fishbug" and later "Burning Man" showed the spiritual side of Burning Man and drew the reader so deeply into the story that they could of been him. Further more, his journey through letting go of beliefs about himself or others that did not suit him was done very compassionately. Bravo author, songwriter Hassan El-Tayyab for writing an autobiography with great impact to the reader. I give this 5 STARS. Will you read this book? I hope so I am curious of it's impact on you.