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Events Archive: 2016-17

Creative Sprint, Featuring VCU School of Business Artist-in-residence Noah Scalin


Noah Scalin, artist-in-residence at the VCU School of Business, discusses his Book Creative Sprint and leads the audience in a creativity-stretching activity. A book sale, signing and reception follow the presentation.

The event is free and open to all, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please contact the VCU Libraries events office at (804) 828-1105.

About the book

Noah Scalin writes, You know that if you practice yoga, guitar, salsa dancing, tennis or pretty much anything else you're going to get better at it. In fact, if you practice every day you're going to be pretty darn good. While you might not think of your own creativity as something you can practice, it actually works the same way.

This interactive workbook was created to help anyone develop creative muscles in 30-day sprints. Each of the six sprints in this book has a theme and includes prompts that will get you drawing, writing, taking photos, making collages or doing anything creative that you choose. Included are motivational stories and quotes from some of the amazing global Creative Sprint community members and writing activities at the end of each 30-day challenge to help you figure out what to do next.


This event is presented by VCU Libraries in collaboration with the VCU School of Business.

Image: #CreativeSprint, courtesy of Noah and Mica Scalin