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Liberty DeVitto

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January 5, 8:30am • The Fillmore Charlotte • part of a series on Anxiety

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Wanna’ get excited about our meeting on April 1? Think about this – we’ll be meeting at the amazing Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. They’ve graciously offered to be our hosts AND … wait for it … to give everyone who attends our meeting a sneak peak of their new exhibit, “The House That Modernism Built” at 10am: http://bechtler.org/Collection/House-that-modernism-built

Which idea would best invigorate Charlotte?:

The finalists for the Knight Foundation Cities Challenge were announced today. Charlotte has TEN finalists and there are some amazing, creative ideas to better our community. We’re proud to announce that among them, our own Tim Miner and Matt Olin, were selected for their “Queen City Quiz Show” idea – a mobile quiz show designed to entertain and share some fun and some important discussion about the Queen City. More to come. Wish ‘em luck!

Where did December go!?!? It seems like just yesterday we were being inspired by Patrice Gaines at our Dec. 4 meeting. (By the way, you can see her incredible talk here if you missed it.) It’s just as well that the month flew by because we’re more than ready to see you again at our next meeting on Friday, Jan. 8 at LaCa Projects. Registration starts at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at www.CharlotteIsCreative.comOur guest speaker will be Jess George, community impact manager with Google Fiber. She’ll be speaking on our global monthly theme, “Language.” And, she’s bringing friends with her.When you join us, you’ll get coffee from Pure Intentions (courtesy of our amazing sponsors, Ready at 7), fresh green juices from COREOLOGY, incredible tunage fromThat Guy Smitty and a live performance from Jaron Strom to boot! Yep. THAT’s how we kick off 2016! Hope to see you there!

So … we’ve learned this really, really quickly. If you’re going to pull off an amazing CreativeMornings event, you need a super-talented, super-bearded, unflappable, “my Kung Fu is the best Kung Fu,”  nerd in the back of the room. Ours is Steve Whitby. And, he’s badass. You’ve seen him back there. From sound to video to countdown clocks and speaker decks, he’s holding it all together. And, making us all look good. Here’s a little more about him:NAME: Steve WhitbyWHAT’S YOUR CM TITLE?
AV Club President & Coordinator of Necessary Nerdery WHERE IS “HOME”?
Charlotte’s been home for 20 years. I moved here in 1995. I grew up in a steel town in PA, but Charlotte is most definitely my home now. #KeepPounding WHAT’S YOUR DAY JOB?
I’m the Creative Director at Warehouse 242, A Church for the City. So I work with musicians, artists, writers, and creatives every day. I point people in the right direction, I do our design work, and I herd cats.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORD IN THE WORLD?
Awesomesauce. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE WORD?
Besides moist? “But…” HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?
Three. (English, Pig Latin, ErmanJay) Oh, and I speak Nerd fluently. So…, four. Definitely four. WHAT’S YOUR CREATIVE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?
1. Ask more people about the stories that make them.
2. Listen more.
3. Do a little dance. Make a little love. Get down tonight. WHAT DRAWS YOU TO CREATIVE MORNINGS?
CM is a place to hear great stories and to meet people who want to help our city breathe deeply. ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON?
Hells, yeah. A heck of a lot happens before 7am shows up. I like being there for it. (oh…, and I have three little daughters, so involuntary 5am wake-up calls are my friend.) 

Tickets for our next breakfast on Friday, Dec. 4 are available at CharlotteIsCreative.com at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. Set your alarm … and claim your cup of coffee.

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