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Everyone Is Creative


June 18: What is creativity?  Who is creative?  We are all creative, by choice and by necessity, as we respond to our daily lives solving problems, making beauty, and shaping meanings. It is also my belief that we have a responsibility to discover, cultivate, and give our gifts.  In this workshop, we will explore the idea of creativity and read what others say about it — with the goal of discovering ways to live more creatively.  Rollo May, in “The Courage to Create,” defined creativity as “the process of bringing something new into being.”  How does creativity help us survive our lives?  Novelist Gail Godwin said, “If I hadn’t been a writer I would have been a dangerous person.”  This session with conclude with a fun hands-on project to engage our imaginations.  Please bring a few old magazines.  Other materials will be provided.

[tabby title=”Instructor Bio”] Karen Anderson is a writer who lives in Traverse City, Michigan.  She wrote a weekly column in the Traverse City Record-Eagle for 30 years and published two books of columns. Since 2005, she has contributed weekly essays to Interlochen Public Radio.  An illustrated collection of her essays was published in 2017, “Gradual Clearing:  Weather Reports from the Heart.”  Karen has a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan and is retired from Northwestern Michigan College where she was director of marketing and public relations.

[tabby title=”Date/Time”] Date: Tuesday, June 18

Time: 10am – 12pm

[tabby title=”Supply List”] Bring a few (3-4) old magazines

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Samples will be provided

[tabby title=”Refund Policy”] We understand that your plans might change. If they do, notify the GAAC office as soon as possible. Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the day of the class.



June 18, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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