Austin Kleon discusses creativity & his book Keep Going

Tuesday 4/30, 7 p.m.

In his eagerly anticipated upcoming book, Keep Going (April 2019), Austin Kleon shares life-changing, illustrated encouragement on how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself in the face of personal burnout or external distractions.

It’s been a rough few years and it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier. A lot of people wake up every morning and ask themselves “How do I keep going? How can I stay focused on my vision when the world seems out of control?” Now Austin Kleon shares ten pieces of wisdom that are the perfect antidote to doubt, confusion, and burn-out.

Keep working. Keep playing. Keep searching. Keep giving. Keep living. Keep Going. It’s exactly the message all of us need, at exactly the right time.

Kleon's Ted Talk, "Steal Like an Artist":

Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like An ArtistShow Your Work! and The Steal Like An Artist Journal: A Notebook For Creative Kleptomaniacs. His work has been translated into over twenty languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street JournalNew York Magazine called his work “brilliant,” The Atlantic called him “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet,” and The New Yorker said his poems “resurrect the newspaper when everybody else is declaring it dead.” He speaks about creativity in the digital age for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. In previous lives, he worked as a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter. He grew up in the cornfields of Ohio, but now he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and sons. Visit him online at

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
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