Coffee. We love it. You love it. We all look forward to it. So, we worked out a plan to make sure that you get the coffee you want and deserve: Anytime between 8am-12pm on Friday March 27th you can go to one of these locations and get a free cup of drip coffee to-go!- Full Commission
- Chrome Yellow Trading Co.
- Taproom
- Refuge (both locations)
- Bellwood Coffee
All you have to do is tell them you are with CreativeMornings Atlanta! :) *While supplies last*

March Event Change - It’s virtually the same

Don’t let the cancellations all around you get you too down. We’re joining the fray, but for the first time in the history of CreativeMornings Atlanta this month’s event will be a virtual live broadcast. While there will be NO PUBLIC GATHERING, don’t worry — coffee will still be on us that morning (details coming very soon) and Dr. Jerome Lubbe will still be sharing his brilliant thoughts on identity, brain function and the enneagram. There’s a high chance this will be the most-viewed Creative Mornings talk yet. Are you in? Sweatpants strongly encouraged.

Huge thanks to Friendly Human, who will be filming and simulcasting the event live for us!

Located in the heart of the Georgia Tech campus, the Ferst Center for the Arts serves as a showcase for the presentation of concerts, lectures, dance, film, and theater. It is also one of our largest venues to date! Today we released nearly 1,000 tickets for this Friday’s event, meaning there’s little chance of being left on the wait list.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to invest in the Atlanta creative community and join hundreds of fellow #ATLiens for a morning of inspiration and connection. We hope to see you there!For parking information please visit https://arts.gatech.edu/directions-and-parking-0

November’s CreativeMornings speaker is Doug Shipman. Doug is the president and CEO of Woodruff Arts Center; which is also our venue for the month! Read more about Doug, his role, and how he plans to strengthen and support the Atlanta arts community.

Photo by Mike Colletta

Kate T. Parker is CreativeMornings/ATL’s FLOW speaker for the month of October. Her newest book, The Heart of a Boy, celebrates boys being and believing in themselves. To read more about Kate, see more of her work, or purchase a book, visit kateparker.com!

Tune in as Bethaney Wilkinson dives into the topic of diversity. Available here and anywhere that you get podcasts! 

Creative office culture isn’t just ping pong and puppy dogs. It’s the secret weapon for great work, and effects everything from the physical work space to how conflicts are resolved. In the latest installment of #thecreativerising, Mailchimp’s SVP of Customer Experience & Design @HeyGeneLee shares his philosophy on the makings of a strong environment. Available here and everywhere else you get podcasts!

Before Fabian Williams gained national recognition as the activist and artist @occasionalsuperstar, he was an ad man and graphic designer. But when he realized he spent as much time working as he did arguing against his clients’ industries, he knew something had to change. Hear the rest of his journey and what he’s learned along the way in the new episode of #theCreative Rising with @blakehoward: “Colliding Convictions, Part 2.” Available everywhere you get podcasts!

Our next gathering will take place at Grace Midtown’s beautiful new space! They also have an updated address! Type 579 Travis Street into your GPS and it will take you right where you need to be! Please see the parking map with an outline of the 3 parking areas that are available. We also encourage ride sharing or grab a friend and carpool! We’ll see you soon! 

Meet Sohna Harzeez—one of our most dedicated Atlanta chapter volunteers. You might recognize her smiling face from a recent event. We count on her to be there each month to say hi to y’all, direct foot traffic, or help you think of funny things to write on your name tag.

This month, we took a break to get to know her a little better. Read on for her advice on getting involved, and how creativity plays into her day-to-day.

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What do you do for a living?

I pay the bills working as a Library Associate for Fulton County Library System. At work, I preserve books; in my community, I preserve history and community connections; and in my spare time, I preserve sleep. Naps are important.

What does being creative mean to you?

Using every part of your brain to construct solutions to everyday situations.

Tell us about how you got involved with CreativeMornings.

Through Eventbrite. I went to an event and someone told me about it. I noticed that there were a limited number of tickets available—but there was also a call for volunteers.

As I have learned in life, being a volunteer is a guaranteed entry. I get to help an event be successful and I get to be in the room. I am a person who needs inspiration before I do things. 

And just being around people who are where you are trying to go, gives me the motivation I need to get there.

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Which was your favorite talk? What was your most meaningful CM experience?

My favorite talk was Community at Oakland Cemetery. The level of irony and being able to see myself in the presenters was a help, because I was at a point where I had almost given up on my community work. So that was my favorite and the most meaningful talk.

Tell us something about yourself that people wouldn’t be able to Google.

If you could google me, you might find out a lot. However, one thing you won’t see is the work that I put into my community. You may find a flyer or a video interview but you won’t see the organization, connections, love out poured on both sides, and tears cried over mismatched spoons. I am not the best at documenting what I do, so I am glad when someone decides to take pictures to let folks know the great things happening in Pittsburgh. I am doing the work to preserve my block.

This month’s theme is END. Can you tell us a little about how endings factor into your work, interests, or personal projects?

I am a planner so I always think about how things could end (along with like 30 back-up plans_. If I do not think that it will pan out well, I will still see it through to the end. During the planning process for community events, I start with high hopes then get lost in the confusion only to end up happy it worked out while smiling on in fatigue. 

I start everything thinking about the end. I have to see things in totality. If I come up with a business idea, I am up all night designing the interior, creating the logo, drafting the mission statement and tagline, and visually piecing together the staff’s daily wear. After all of that is finished, I can sleep. I wish I could stop but who knows, “I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making.”

Want to nominate another morning person or be featured yourself on this blog? Submit your nomination here.

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