Creative Book Club
Join the UAM Creative Book Club for online book studies that will inspire you on your creative journey. This is a volunteer led group. Open to all, ages 18+.
Our group will meet on the third Tuesday of the month via an online meeting room in Zoom. Attend meetings as you are able. There is no requirement to join all sessions. Summer break June – Aug. Winter break December.
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2024 Book Selections
Creative Flow: Tap and Express Your Juicy Essence by Jenny Hahn
“You are a creative being worthy of expression! Creative Flow is an inspirational guide inviting you home to yourself and your fullest potential. Whether you identify as an artist or “don’t have a creative bone in your body”, artist and author Jenny Hahn has created a roadmap for you to move through blocks, transcend fears, and release self-criticism in order to discover the joys of free-flowing creativity, vitality, and self-connection. Packed with vibrant visuals, real-life stories, pauses for reflection, writing prompts, mindfulness practices, and expressive activities using basic art materials, Creative Flow will inspire you to invite playful curiosity, reclaim inner wholeness, and feel the bliss of being fully alive. Tap and express your juicy essence!”
February 20th & March 19th
The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Ruben
“Many famed music producers are known for a particular sound that has its day. Rick Rubin is known for something else: creating a space where artists of all different genres and traditions can home in on who they really are and what they really offer. He has made a practice of helping people transcend their self-imposed expectations in order to reconnect with a state of innocence from which the surprising becomes inevitable. Over the years, as he has thought deeply about where creativity comes from and where it doesn’t, he has learned that being an artist isn’t about your specific output, it’s about your relationship to the world. Creativity has a place in everyone’s life, and everyone can make that place larger. In fact, there are few more important responsibilities.
The Creative Act is a beautiful and generous course of study that illuminates the path of the artist as a road we all can follow. It distills the wisdom gleaned from a lifetime’s work into a luminous reading experience that puts the power to create moments—and lifetimes—of exhilaration and transcendence within closer reach for all of us.”