Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Karma & creativity

Our presentation last night of author and educator Peter Clothier at Fullerton's Muckenthaler Center drew a small but enthusiastic group of creative people eager to hear Peter's thoughts on "persistence." (His new book is Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce)

They were treated to a lot more than that.

After reading a short written piece, he spoke extemporaneously about his life as a writer and how he seemed to lose his way for a number of years, distracted by all the things that usually induce artists to lose focus.

How he regained mastery over his artistic self was a story well worth hearing--and instructive to those of us who wish we could be true to our aesthetic aspirations.

If you missed it, don't fret: we're presenting him again next week (Thursday, May 6, 7 pm) at Casa Romantica in San Clemente, and admission is free.

You can read a bit about Peter's own thoughts about last night's gig on his blog.

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