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
ABOUT MADELEINE DORE
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:
- Aims to spark conversations about creativity
- Fundamental experience of being human
- Exploring our creative process and everyday experiences through a new lens
- Enjoy a facilitated conversation by Madeleine Dore of Extraordinary Routines
- Get to know your fellow book-lovers! Drinks and nibbles
- Book giveaways thanks to Brunswick Bound
- Please bring along your hardcopy or ebook if desired!
- Conversation points and thoughts on allocated book
- Notebook and pen
- The required reading for this session is: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.