Virtual Event: Bonnie Smith Whitehouse, Author of Kickstart Creativity, in Conversation with Ciona Rouse

Join us for a Facebook Live event with Bonnie Smith Whitehouse, author of Kickstart Creativity, in conversation with Ciona Rouse.

Wednesday, February 10th at 6:00 pm Central.

This will be a Facebook Live event from the Parnassus Books Facebook Page.

After the live talk has ended, the video will be archived on the Parnassus Books Facebook page under Videos.


Kickstart Creativity is a deck of 50 cards--each with a creative exercise--designed to prompt unexpected ways of thinking. Choose an action card to learn a new skill, a perspective card to see the world in a novel way, and an intention card to influence more meaningful and mindful choices.
Kickstart Creativity can be used by individuals or by groups of teachers, students, co-workers, and other collaborators as an antidote to creative block. With insights from trailblazing rule-breakers and cultural philosophies from bygone eras, Kickstart Creativity will shift your attention away from the pressure of productivity and toward the path to creative freedom.


Bonnie Smith Whitehouse, Ph.D., is a professor of English at Belmont University and the author of Afoot and Lighthearted: A Journal for Mindful Walking. She specializes in the flourishing field of writing studies, where she gives writers opportunities for freedom, authenticity, and discovery by emphasizing process and experimentation over product. Bonnie seeks to help others cultivate creativity, well-being, and peace by prompting them to engage thoughtfully and contemplatively with themselves, the natural world, and the technologies that shape our lives.


Poet, editor, and teaching artist Ciona Rouse is the author of Vantablack, the first chapbook of Third Man Books’ limited chapbook series (2017), which sold out within a few months of publication. Her poetry has appeared in Oxford American, The Account, Talking River, Gabby Journal, Matter: a journal of political poetry and commentary and other publications.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Kickstart Creativity: 50 Prompted Cards to Spark Inspiration Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593137703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - February 2nd, 2021