San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Kevin Smokler, author of "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books you Haven't Touched since High School" and Kris Kimel, Founder of the IdeaFestival, for a discussion based on the life and work of poet Emily Dickinson. Far from being a tale of isolation, fear, social insecurity…. it is one of courage, hard work, and ambition.
What does Emily Dickinson have to teach not only young artists but newly minted entrepreneurs, or mid-career masters switching jobs or looking for a passion reboot? A whole lot it turns out. Let's go there, with hope and with feathers, as Ms. Dickinson would say.
Facilitators: Kevin Smokler is the editor of Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times (Basic Books) which was a San Francisco Chronicle Noteable Book of 2005. His writing has appeared in the LA Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Fast Company and on National Public Radio. He speaks throughout North America on writing, publishing, and the endurance of the arts in the 21st century. Kris Kimel is president of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and is the Founder of the IdeaFestival.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Admission to this event is free, and IF University encourages participants to purchase food and beverage items from our host venue, Sidebar at Whiskey Row. We are grateful to Sidebar for believing, as we do, that "Ideas are Everywhere and Anywhere can be a Classroom."
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IF University is a new platform and ecosystem for creative thinkers, innovators, and curious minds to teach classes, attend classes and bring unexpected ideas to the forefront to build and support a culture of innovative thinking. Built on the “Stay Curious” premise of the annual IdeaFestival® in Louisville, IF University is designed to inspire new and novel thinking all year round by hosting classes and events on a wide variety of topics held in public venues. All IF University classes and events are non-credit learning experiences, with an emphasis on the intersections between varied topics and multiple disciplines. Ideas at Play, that's IF University.
IF University is a division of the IdeaFestival® , the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals, businesses, organizations and communities to grow, change, and be relevant by constantly challenging their assumptions and affirming their intellectual courage.