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By popular demand! Second Austin Kleon talk now scheduled this Tuesday.

April 20th, 2012 by Right Brain Team

WHEW! You’ve blown us away with your enthusiasm for Austin Kleon, artist, internet crackerjack and New York Times best-selling author. Within a week you booked all the seats (and more) for the first talk we scheduled with Austin to discuss his brand new book Steal Like an Artist and its unconventional perspective on creativity.

Because we’re an arts education program, we’re not one to ever stand between a learner and an innovative didact. Thus, we’re excited to announce that we’ve scheduled an additional talk with Austin at noon the same day, so we can include an additional round of folks in this conversation.

Austin Kleon: Steal Like an Artist
Tuesday, April 24 | *12pm Noon*
Museum of Contemporary Craft | 724 NW Davis Street, Portland

**SEATING IS LIMITED! You much reserve your spot at

The 7pm talk on 4/24 is still taking place, but—we’re sorry—it has exceeded capacity.

Austin Kleon.

Called “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet” by The Atlantic, Austin Kleon will share ten principles to help anyone “inject creativity into their life and work.” Kleon inspires audiences to abandon the mirage of originality, and instead to embrace the roles of influence and curiosity in developing an authentic creative process.

Austin Kleon is the author of the instant New York Times best-selling book Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, already being hailed as a classic creativity read. He has also authored the redacted poetry collection Newspaper Blackout, and his work has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS NewsHour, The Wall Street Journal, and the art website 20× He lives in Austin, Texas, and online at

Read a review of Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist in The Atlantic. ►
Read more about the book and watch the book trailer. 


We are proud to co-present these talks in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art. These talks are the second part of our April programming featuring innovative thinkers discussing the nature of creativity.


Right Brain Team