As you can see from my previous post, I get around a lot these days for conferences and the like. Meanwhile, the network of Createquity Writing Fellows past and present is ever growing, and we now have representation in seven cities from coast to coast.

So we’ve decided to try out a new concept here at Createquity: Office Hours. Any time one or more Createquity writers and I are in the same city, we’re going to occupy a bar (or in this first case, a food court) and turn it into Arts Nerd Central. Ever wanted to meet any of us in person? Here’s your chance: come with your questions, ideas, requests for career advice, whatever. It will be great way for us to get to know some of our readers a little better and, more importantly, for you all to meet each other!

Our inaugural Createquity Office Hours event will be in Chicago on November 14. Aaron Andersen, one of the original Createquity Writing Fellows (and an original all around), will join me for lunch at Foodlife, a fun and creative food court downtown. If this goes well, we’ll start planning others in a city near you!

Createquity Office Hours: Chicago
Wednesday, November 14
Foodlife at Water Tower Place
835 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
RSVP here

  • I love this! In DC, we just started “Dance Talks.” The community gets together at a bar, one night per month, and discusses local performance. The conversations quickly divert to artists’ issues, but the talks are definitely building community. Looking forward a future office hour in D.C.

  • Aaron Andersen

    Looking forward to it!