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Books in the Basin 2016

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Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon is a writer, artist, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. His work has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, TIME, The Atlantic, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. Now he's brought his depth and range of experience as a creator to his book, Steal Like An Artist, an illustrated manifesto for creativity in the digital age. Steal Like An Artist is a lesson in applied creativity. It's based on a list Austin drew up one day of key insights he wishes he'd known when he started out. He boiled them down into pithy phrases: "Steal like an artist", "Use your hands", "Creativity is subtraction", and many more. He turned that list into a talk, the text and slides from the talk "rocked the creative world" (Galley-Cat) and went viral-and since it's been online, the original blog post has reached millions of readers.

Austin is also the author of Newspaper Blackout, a collection of poetry made by redacting newspaper articles with a permanent marker. His art has been called "brilliant" by New York Magazine and The New Yorker said his poems "resurrect the newspaper when everyone else is declaring it dead." Austin speaks on creativity, visual thinking, and being an artist online.

Schedule

Saturday, April 9

Austin Kleon1:00PM
222E - Zant Community Room E - Saulsbury Campus Center

Book Signing2:30PM
127 - CC Dining - Saulsbury Campus Center

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  • "Steal Like an Artist"

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