Updated: Jan 14
Hello fellow-creatures, ahem, and non-creatures (for the sentient robots inevitably reading)
I’ve set aside these words in a blog, along with all the letters I’ve written in years past, so you can easily look back and see what went awry for previous, perfect, and beautiful visions of Cleveland's favorite coffee talk: thatsgreyt.com/letters
I’m very curious what everyone’s up to since it’s been a minute since I’ve seen you, trying to follow along on social media - but If I’m being true, I’m also trying my best not to follow along on social media. You understand. If you'd like to send a quick update, please do, I'd love to hear from you.
So far 2021 is a tricky tricky bag-a-loot with a variety of treasures to dig up. I’m hoping to spade something beautiful but would settle for basically anything non-toxic at this point. The first theme up to discuss in 21 is "PROMISE." Definitely potential for beauty here, also, potentially toxic, so I’ll tread lightly. There won’t be any in-person events until at least June (assuming the world heals swiftly), so until then I will do my best to capture some interviews and stories from inspiring Clevelanders on video and share new CreativeMornings talks in your inboxes and online. If you have not had a chance yet, I would highly recommend checking the Katie Spotz talk filmed before the holidays - It's incredible and motivating, and if you watch it and aren't inspired to follow your dreams I'll eat an entire pound of fudge.
There are 490 creative people who have been recommended by you all to speak on this program over the years. I’m certain we’ll be able to find some folks to share stories from this existing list but will always keep the door open for your input first! The 2021 Themes ARE BELOW. Please email me if there’s someone you know we should feature for any of them. I MEAN IT! We have had consistently great programs for half a decade because of the sheer quantity of input from our volunteers, partners, and past speakers - your recommendations are more impactful and helpful than you may realize.
PROMISE - Jan
DIVERGENT - Feb
RIPPLE - Mar
PROCRASTINATE - Apr
RESILIENT - May
MATRIARCHY - 6/18/2021
HOME - 7/16/2021
RELEASE - 8/20/2021
DARE - 9/17/2021
DESIGN - 10/15/2021
LIMINAL - 11/19/2021
INVISIBLE - 12/17/2021
In addition to this speaker input, I would love to find some help from a few volunteers to do interviews with people in our community. If you know anyone who would like to meet some interesting people and do a little meaningful writing, please send interest/introductions my way!
Thank you for keeping up your own work and supporting this program from afar. CreativeMornings helps us know our city better, the people and the places - a simple endeavor with immense benefit. I'm so glad you're a part of it.
GREYT CULTURE + Host, CreativeMornings Cleveland
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