What we're about

Interested in exploring and improving your creative abilities?

Here's a meetup where we do fun creative activities, exploring creative tools and methods on the way, as a combined support group. The goal of this meetup is to bring together like minded people, looking towards a pursuit of creativity, strike friendships & bonds, and hopefully trigger collaborations on creative projects.

Below is a link to a presentation, that gives an overview of why and what the meetup is about. Do check it out:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_hauQ-Pcuj6CdbxGftLXSGh4rAy-AFlWTq3nRrxQpwo/edit?usp=sharing

In the meetup, we shall have our focus on the following aspects (as of now):

Creative exercises & games:
We shall engage in exercises and games to explore our creativity.
We can pick some from the resource list mentioned below or from any suggestions folks may have.

Creative tools and methods:
We shall discuss creative tools, methods and techniques from various sources like books, websites, workshops, online content, etc. Some examples of such tools would be mind maps, lateral thinking, thinking hats, design thinking, etc

Personal creative experiences:
Folks are encouraged to share their personal creative experiences, knowledge and resources, so that we all can gain from it. This could include an account of a personal creative project (ongoing or completed), a relevant book, a creative talk or video they encountered, etc.

Visits to creative events:
We shall plan to visit creative events in the neighborhood like Maker Faire, Stand Up Comedy shows, Art shows, Music concerts, etc.

Actually, I am looking for help in organizing this meetup, as I am new to this process. If anyone is interested in organizing this meetup along with me, that would be great. In either case, any kind of help and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to send me a personal message at my meetup account.

Looking forward to meeting great people in the pursuit of creativity.

Resource list (to begin with and will grow as we go along):

Book: Creative Thinker's Exercise Book by Dorte Nielsen
( https://www.amazon.com/dp/9063694385 )

Book: Caffeine for the Creative Mind: 250 Exercises To Wake Up Your Brain by Stefan Mumaw (Author), Wendy Lee Oldfield (Contributor)
( https://www.amazon.com/dp/1581808674 )

Book: Creative Sprint: Six 30-Day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity by Noah Scalin, Mica Scalin
( https://www.amazon.com/dp/0760351945 )

Book: Whole Lotta Creativity Going On: 60 Fun and Unusual Exercises to Awaken and Strengthen Your Creativity Paperback by Regina Pacelli
( https://www.amazon.com/dp/1490921788 )

Book: The Creativity Challenge: Design, Experiment, Test, Innovate, Build, Create, Inspire, and Unleash Your Genius by Tanner Christensen
( https://www.amazon.com/dp/1440588333 )

Book: Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo
( https://www.amazon.com/dp/0596804172 )

Game: Creative Whack Pack by Roger Von Oech
( https://www.amazon.com/dp/0880793589 )

Game: Thinkpak: A Brainstorming Card Deck Cards by Michael Michalko
( https://www.amazon.com/dp/1580087728 )

Game:
Winning Moves Games Brainspin Creativity Gameby Winning Moves Games
( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A6Z7RUO )

Game: FoxMind Games Disruptus by FoxMind Games
( https://www.amazon.com/FoxMind-Games-Disruptus-Award-Winning-Designed/dp/B00BCE2DNA )

Website: 8 Creative Thinking Techniques and The Tools To Use
( https://www.koozai.com/blog/content-marketing-seo/eight-awesome-creative-thinking-techniques-plus-tools/ )

Past events (2)

Creativity Meetup - Brainstorming Solutions

Mitchell Park Library

Silicon Valley Creativity Meetup - Kickoff meeting

Mitchell Park Library