The Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce

How can you resist the title? Writer/Blogger/Coach Peter Clothier’s new book is called, completely:

PERSIST: in Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Man with Commerce.

“The title, together with the subtitle, pretty much says it all. This latest book is a collection of essays, written over the past thirty years, addressing in a variety of ways the predicament of the artist (read: writer, musician, actor, dancer…) in a cultural climate in which celebrity and established commercial track record too often count for more than talent and quality of work. Yet artists of all kinds still have to “do it”–if only because that’s who they are. The book describes strategies I myself have found to be indispensible in learning to “persist” beyond the all too familiar obstacles: practice, the exercise of mental and logistical discipline, and building community.”

He’s speaking at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA on the 21st of October. Thanks Erin!

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One thought on “The Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce

  1. Melissa says:

    I’m there. It’s so great to know that I’m not alone.

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