Sunday, August 4th @ 3:00 pm -- Publication Party! Bill Connolly discusses and signs "Mindspace"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Bill Connolly to the store to discuss and sign Mindspace: How to Live a More Creative Life in an Age of Distraction on Sunday, August 4th at 3:00 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. This will be his publication party and all are welcome to attend.
Technological proliferation has expanded the potential for creators like never before. For very little comparative investment, musicians can do live performances for online audiences, photographers and videographers can create beautiful media, and writers can share ideas and conduct interviews in real time. Truly, we’re in the middle of a golden age for creativity. But if that's true, why doesn’t it feel that way? While the tools used to generate creative output are more widely available, as society becomes increasingly connected and dependent on these tools -- there is less time available to let our minds wander, purposefully. The result is a sort of creative paradox, where it is both easier and more challenging to foster creative expression. In Mindspace, author Bill Connolly explores the innate and varied benefits of creative thinking, including its impact on personal identity and growth, its ability to breed empathy, and its potential to help solve big global problems. Through third-party research, personal anecdotes, and interviews with leading industry creatives, Connolly will uncover a set of master techniques for readers to reignite the creative spark that is so often extinguished as we enter adulthood.
Bill Connolly is a writer, marketer, and comedian. He is the author of two other books: Funny Business and The Success Disconnect. He frequently writes and speaks on topics such as soft skill development, personal & career growth, content strategy, and creative expression. He has presented or taught workshops at organizations like New York University, Allstate Insurance, and The Hearst Corporation, and his work has appeared in top media outlets such as The New York Times, Digiday, Fast Company, and Forbes. Bill is also co-founder of Triple Decker Productions, a live improv/sketch comedy group based in Los Angeles, California.