Austin Kleon: Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Ever Told You About Being Creative

Tue 4/10 7pm- 8pm   
Austin Kleon discusses his book Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Ever Told You About Being Creative

Austin Kleon is a writer and artist. His new book is a creative manifesto based on 10 things he wish he’d heard when he was starting out. The book sprung from a speech Austin delivered at a community college. After posting the slides on his website, they went viral, reaching over 1.5 million people. Centered on the idea of “stealing like an artist,” the address advised graduates how to learn from – and take from – their heroes to create inventive new work in an age when nothing feels new.







Kleon is also the author of Newspaper Blackout, a best-selling book of poetry made by redacting newspaper articles with a permanent marker. New York Magazine called the book “brilliant” and The New Yorker said the poems “resurrect the newspaper when everyone else is declaring it dead.” His work has been featured on 20×200, NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The Wall Street Journal. He speaks about creativity, visual thinking, and being an artist online for organizations such as SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Meghan, and their dog, Milo.




Event date: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Next to Foster's Market, Kitchen & Flying Burrito
27514 Chapel Hill
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative (Austin Kleon) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761169253
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - February 28th, 2012

Newspaper Blackout Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061732973
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Harper Perennial - April 13th, 2010