Extraordinary Reads is a monthly drop-in book club with a curated reading list that aims to spark conversations about creativity and the fundamental experience of being human. It’s not about abstract, inaccessible ideas, but exploring our creative process and everyday experiences through a new lens.
With a focus on popular psychology and philosophy, each month a new book will be prescribed along with a list of links to podcast interviews, TED talks and articles so if you don’t have time to read the book, you can still get the gist and be part of the conversation.
Join us for wine, cheese and extraordinary chats with friendly faces every third Monday of the month. For the quarterly reading list and links, please visit http://www.extraordinaryroutines.com/reads
Madeleine Dore is an arts writer and editor dedicated to communities that encourage entrepreneurial and artistic careers. Curious about how creativity is reflected in our daily lives, Madeleine founded the online interview project Extraordinary Routines sharing conversations with local creatives.
Started in 2014, the project has been featured on Broadsheet, Miss Moss, Inside Out magazine, The Age and has a monthly column on The Design Files. Madeleine has spoken at Emerging Writers’ Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, and Creative Mornings.
The required reading for this session is: Emerging Writers' Festival inspired
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott
Read the summary on Brainpickings
Watch a Q&A on Big Think
Tips on writing from Anne Lamott
Listen to an interview on PBS
Buy the book: