CreativeMornings/Portland is a free monthly lecture series for creative types, with coffee and breakfast. This month multidisciplinary artist Anis Mojgani will be speaking on our global theme of “flow.”
Anis Mojgani is a multidisciplinary artist from New Orleans, living in Portland OR. Inherent to his artistic explorations is a love for story and the belief that they are inherent to our being human––the telling of, the sharing of, the listening to them––though seeking less to tell stories and more so in simply finding them and the ways to let them tell themselves. A big believer in the power of imagination and the inherent nobility in humans, much of his work seeks to see where beliefs in these two powers can take root in the lives of others, while blossoming inside his own.
A two time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and multiple-time TEDx Speaker, Anis has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, The Bloedel Nature Reserve, and the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, Buzzfeed, and the American Academy of Poets, and in such literary journals as Rattle, Platypus, Winter Tangerine, Forklift Ohio, Thrush, and Bat City Review, amongst others.
**Registration Opens Monday, October 14, 9:00 am**
In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.
Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme.
CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local partners, generous venues, and longterm global partners. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is creative. Just register beforehand to reserve your spot. And if you need a little help convincing your boss to let you attend, we’ve got you covered. Remember to set your alarm, and we’ll see you in the morning!
Cover image courtesy CreativeMornings/Portland.