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The Non-Obvious Guide to Being More Creative
Join us for an event that taps your creativity. Kathryn Haydon conducts a special workshop and author talk on her new book, "The Non-Obvious Guide to Being More Creative" on Tuesday September 24th at 7:00pm. Free and open to all- register to save a spot.
About the book:
"Your ability to be creative under pressure is what separates you from the pack. This book is full of practical tools and tips to help you unleash your creative brilliance." - Todd Henry, Author, The Accidental Creative
Why do some people seem more creative, and how can you be one of them?
How can you have a continuous flow of actionable new ideas at work?
What does it take to think differently when you are surrounded by people who don't?
This guidebook is filled with useful, immediately actionable advice for applying your best thinking at work. You will learn to harness your creativity so you can . . .
- Think more powerfully and originally.
- Solve problems more effectively.
- Give feedback that leads to innovation.
- Spot thinking strengths in yourself and others.
- Leverage change to your advantage.
- Turn problems into possibilities.
- Ask questions that lead to valuable solutions.
- Make meetings more productive.
- Get inspired to do your best work.
Kathryn Haydon helps you maximize your creative strengths so you can do your best work. Through keynotes, workshops, and consulting, she trains individuals, leaders, and teams to find the unique spark that leads to deep engagement and productivity. An award-winning educator, Kathryn has written and spoken widely on creative learning and the secret strengths of outlier thinkers. She co-authored Creativity for Everybody (2015) and Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish Speaking Students (2012) and has written several chapters in edited volumes. Kathryn writes a monthly column for The Creativity Post, has written extensively for publications and journals, her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, and she is a published poet. Kathryn earned her BA in Spanish literature and culture at Northwestern University and her MS in creativity and change leadership from the acclaimed International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY, Buffalo. Kathryn began her career as a banker in Chicago but a move to California catalyzed the discovery of her true calling as an entrepreneur. She founded Ignite Creative Learning Studio which evolved into Sparkitivity, now based near New York City.
Bookmark Contest -now through May 31st
Every year during the month of May we have a summer bookmark contest. Kids and adults design a bookmark of a book they love. We have guest judges choose a winner and runner-up in each of five categories/age groups - then we print 100 each of the winning bookmarks.
The five winners get a $25 gift certificate to Byrd's Books and 25 of their bookmark to give away. We keep the rest. Honorable mentions get a $10 gift certificate.
We use our copies of the bookmarks to give out all summer long!
We are going to start the contest now and go through the month of May, so you have plenty of time. There is one submission per person, and teachers may use them with students, we just need the completed entries by May 31st. Instructions for submitting them are on the entry form. We cannot wait to see your favorite books in art!