Book Release with Best Selling Author Austin Kleon

WeMake is proud to host author Austin Kleon on his lone Oregon stop for his new book, Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. 

Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist (Workman, 2012) is a manifesto for creativity in the digital age; Show Your Work!(Workman, 2014) is a guide to sharing creativity and getting discovered; and Newspaper Blackout (Harper Perennial, 2010) is a collection of poetry made by redacting words from newspaper articles with a permanent marker.

We hope you will join us for a night of inspiration and discovery as we get personal with Austin and learn about the process he uses to create.

Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of Show Your Work! and have an opportunity to discuss process and draw with him.

Date of the event: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm Check-in begins at 6:00pm.
Doors close at 6:45pm.
Place:Tillamook Station, 665 N Tillamook Street, PDX 97227
Cost: $15

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Space is limited. Be sure to register early!

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Austin’s work has been translated into over a dozen languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street JournalNew York Magazine called his work “brilliant,” The Atlantic called him “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet,” and The New Yorker said his poems “resurrect the newspaper when everybody else is declaring it dead.”

He speaks about creativity in the digital age for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW (a recent keynote speaker), TEDx, and The Economist.

In previous lives, he worked as a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter.

“Some people are natural self-promoters. For others, it’s painfully difficult to put their work out there. In this creatively designed pocket-sized book, Kleon offers the latter group effective strategies that allow them to share their work without leaving their comfort zone… . Sassy and spot-on.” —Publishers Weekly

“Like Steal, Show is timeless; readers can return to it repeatedly throughout life and still glean useful ideas and tips. It’s a mistake to think this is aimed at young, artsy people, because anyone starting out (or starting over) … will find upbeat encouragement here.” —Library Journal

“Austin Kleon is one of the brightest new minds on the creative landscape. And Show Your Work! demonstrates why. With simple yet profound insights, and an array of his amazing images, he casts aside old stereotypes of the creative life and tells what it’s really like.” —Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

Please join us for a night of inspiration and discovery as we get personal with Austin and learn about the process he uses to create.

Date of the event: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm Check-in begins at 6:00pm. Doors close at 6:45pm.

Place:Tillamook Station, 665 N Tillamook Street, PDX 97227

Cost: $15

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Space is limited. Be sure to register early!

RSVP on Eventbrite