Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wake up your creativity!

A morning of creativity and inspiration at CSI Annex


What do coffee, TED Talks, and Honest Ed's have in common?

Creative Mornings, of course!

Imagine an early-morning meeting you'd actually want to go to: good food (pineapples, grapes, whole-wheat croissants), good people (entrepreneurs, advocates, hipsters), and a little bit of inspiration from a well-worn speaker. And all in the lively, Central Perk-like coffee pub in the basement of CSI Annex.

Of course, Creative Mornings.

On Friday July 31st, the theme of this monthly meetup was urban farming. Specifically, the story of how @katie_german combined her love of farming with a desire to help inner-city kids learn some good ol' responsibility. Sharing her long, tireless journey as the co-ordinator of FoodShare's School Grown program, Katie inspired everyone to start thinking — and eating — like a farmer.

And then the pitches.

Capping off the morning, a handful of Creative Morningers took the stage to pitch their new projects. @kylebap spoke about the need for writers to actually, you know... write, and offered his new #WriteShopWeds meetup as a place to do so. For designers, we heard about The Station, a new co-working space and incubator for freelance creatives. Check them out!


To register for the next (free!) Creative Mornings event, go here and sign up for their newsletter. Make sure to register as soon as you get the invite, as the spots — and the food — disappear faster than free turkeys at Honest Ed's...

Good luck!