July Creative Louisiana speaker announced: Alex V Cook

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:00am

Creative Louisiana, a monthly morning meetup for creative types, will hold its July event on Friday, July 26, 2013, at Magpie Cafe, located at 3205 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. The featured guest speaker will be Alex V. Cook.

The event starts at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and mingling, followed by a creative lecture at 9:00 a.m., then a group discussion. Everyone is off to work or school by 10:00 a.m., and the event is free.

Join us to hear Alex V. Cook, author, journalist, critic, teacher, talk about living the creative life. Living the creative life is a pursuit of something that isn’t already there. It’s a mindset and a practice that yields something bigger and deeper than money or popularity or acceptance. It is where everything can be new, electric, meaningful and poetic. It can also be pretty fun if you do it right. Cook will give his experiences and some suggestions on what to do and what not to do, how to get at the things that don’t exist.

Alex V. Cook writes about music, travel, and food. He teaches journalism at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communications and his latest book is Louisiana Saturday Night: Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana’s Juke Joints, Honky Tonks and Dance Halls for LSU Press. His next one will be about hole-in-the-wall restaurants. He blogs furiously at alexvcook.com.

Creative Louisiana was founded in June 2011 with a mission to support and accelerate Louisiana creativity and innovation. For more information about Creative Louisiana, visit creativelouisiana.com. Follow Creative Louisiana on Twitter @WeAreCreativeLA and on Facebook. Creative Louisiana is supported by LSU Continuing Education, Krist Norsworthy, and 3Coasts.

LSU Continuing Education acts as a leading university provider of educational outreach and engagement to help people achieve their goals and improve their quality of life, their organizations and their communities. Visit www.outreach.lsu.edu for more information. Follow LSU Continuing Education on Twitter @LSUCE and on Facebook.

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