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.