Pocket Change is our weekly round-up of creative events, fun links and books we love! Have something to add? Let us know. This is your space too!
Mad Poets Speak is hosting an open mic/spoken word event.
When: Sunday, April 9th, 5pm to 7pm
Where: The Canvas Cafe, 42 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL
Join magCulture as they team up with citizenM hotels to talk about travel writing and the travel magazines we all die to get our hands on. Talks will be given by the folks from Suitcase, Lodestars Anthology and N by Norwegian.
Psst! A second event is coming in May!
When: Wednesday, April 12th, 7pm to 8pm
Where: 40 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4DJ
Tickets are only £6!
A morning bookbinding for beginners workshop at Drink, Shop & Do! Learn how to create and stitch a hard cover notebook, and then take it home with you. Great for beginners!
When: Saturday, April 15th, 10:30am – 1pm
Where: Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross, London, NW1 9DX
Grab a ticket! Materials included along with tea and cake (awful, right?)
.:: I first read Alexandra Stoddard’s, You Are Your Choices several years ago during a particularly tough period where I was left questioning my creativity and whether my writing pursuits were worthy.
I found the book at my local library and for some reason it seemed to jump off the shelf at me. Always one to believe in signs, I took it home, devoured it, and then read it a second time to take notes. Thus began my foray into pairing ‘self help’ books with my creative endeavors.
This book is comprised of short chapters, usually that highlight a story, and a common sense how-to-help-yourself type tip. Chapters are titled like mantras: “Why Not Be Comfortable”, “Live From the Inside Out”, Celebrate Simple Ceremonies” and a personal favorite, “Information is Not Inspiration”.
It helped give me permission to continue my own creative work, and now I set the goodness free and pass it on to you!
– – Brittany Forbes