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Ruined for Regular Work: Thirty Years as a Creative Czar

October 26, 2018
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
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Little Rock Club - Regions Building, 30th Floor
400 W. Capitol
Little Rock, AR 72201
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At its core, creativity is about coming up with better and more effective solutions to the challenges we face every day. That’s why the same characteristics that lead to a more creative work life also lead to stronger companies, healthier communities and a better society overall.

In January of this year, H. K. Stewart’s writing and graphic design business turned 30 years old. Over those 30 years, he has learned a lot about the role creativity plays in our work lives and how it can make us better at what we do — regardless of our job title.

He began focusing on approaching his work more creatively back in the early 1990s, when he started burning out after about five years in business. Out of the ashes of that experience, he developed “Guerrilla Creativity: A Workshop for People Who Don’t Think They Can Be Creative at Work,” which he has now presented to dozens of IABC chapters and other groups all over the United States. The workshop identifies seven practices that just about anyone can follow to become more creative in his or her work life. (Creativity is more than just brainstorming, for example.)

As he was reflecting on his business’s impending 30th anniversary last fall, H. K. started to see these seven practices on a deeper level. He began to realize why they’re important to anyone who wants to live and work more creatively. Those reflections and insights are what he’ll bring to us at our next meeting on Friday, Oct. 26,  at the Little Rock Club.

H. K. has a bachelor of arts degree in English and journalism from Harding University and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Wichita State University. Before opening his own creative services firm in 1988, he worked for six years as a magazine editor for the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission. He is the author of Gift: Meditations from a Spiritual Journey (2010) and co-author of Little Rock: A Contemporary Portrait (1990). He is also the founder and former emcee of the Little Rock Poetry Slam — and he can wiggle his nose like Samantha on Bewitched.

So join us on Oct. 26 for a fun ride into living a more creative life. (Don’t forget to invite a guest or two. They’ll be glad you did.)

Tickets

$25.00 Members

$30.00 Guests