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Need a thoughtful gift or want to treat yourself? Get some books by these past CreativeMornings/Austin speakers:

 Jay B Sauceda @jaybsauceda
Y'all: The Definitive Guide to Being a Texan

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Austin Kleon @austinkleon
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

Steal Like an Artist Wall 2017 Calendar

The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

Newspaper Blackout

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Clara Bensen @ClaraBensen 
No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering

Watch her CreativeMornings talk.

Aralyn Hughes @Aralyn

Kid Me Not: an anthology by child-free women of the ‘60s now in their 60s (Boomers Remember)

Watch her CreativeMornings talk.

Richard Garriott @RichardGarriott
Explore/Create: My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Spark

The Sword of Midras: A Shroud of the Avatar Novel (Blade of the Avatar)

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David Ansel @souppeddler
The Soup Peddler’s Slow and Difficult Soups: Recipes and Reveries

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DJ Stout @doylejr
Variations on a Rectangle: Thirty Years of Graphic Design from Texas Monthly to Pentagram

The Amazing Tale of Mr. Herbert and His Fabulous Alpine Cowboys Baseball Club: An Illustrated History of the Best Little Semipro Baseball Team in Texas

The Pictures of Texas Monthly: 25 Years

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Alan Graham @MobileLoaves
Welcome Homeless: One Man’s Journey of Discovering the Meaning of Home 

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Suzy Spencer @spencerwriter
Secret Sex Lives: A Year on the Fringes of American Sexuality

The Fortune Hunter

Breaking Point


Wages Of Sin

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December’s global theme SOUND will be discussed by Korey Pereira.

Hosted at KLRU’s Studio 6Aon Friday, 12/9. Registration and other details here.

Thanks to our partners for this month: Vitamin T and Cuvée Coffee.

(Photo by Manny Pandya)

Meet our most recent August #CMugshot, Taichi Kozaki! Having volunteered with our chapter in the past and with two years as one of the main organizers at CreativeMornings/London under his belt, this friend of ours isn’t new to the scene. 

When he’s not working hard as a Senior Experience Designer at R/GA, you can spot him cycling around the east side or catch him at Fast Folks Cyclery & Cafe on east Cesar Chavez. To get on his good side, you may want to come bearing gifts: specifically in the form of tacos involving migas, bacon, avocado, or really… anything.

What’s one thing you’ve been inspired by lately?

Simone Biles’s quote: “I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles.”  

What’s one way you feel like you are “weird”, and how does that inspire you?

When I meet someone new, one of the first things they try to do (besides trying to pronounce my name correctly…) is to guess where I am from. And people often have a hard time getting it right. It is mainly because I speak American English with a thick Japanese accent and occasionally say British things like “flatmates” “lift” and “jumper." 

I’ve moved from a city to a city quite a lot for the past 10 years. At each place that I lived in, I have met so many amazing people, they introduced me to the new culture, music, art, food, and all other wonderful things. These years definitely shaped me to become who I am now, and I think my weird accent is the reflection of my life story. And all of these experiences remind me that there’s so much potential in our life and inspire me to work hard, play hard and make my life more interesting every day.

Where’s one place in the world that is "weird”, and what do you love about it?

It would be Granada in Southern Spain. I felt that the city was kind of similar to Austin, actually. There’s live music everywhere you go, people are super friendly, and AMAZING food. But the most interesting thing about Granada is it’s unique cultural backgrounds. You can experience Arabic-influenced architecture, gypsies-inhabited caves, and thick Iberian culture, and cool evening breeze from the Sierra Nevada, all in one day.

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