Art Book Club for Artists & Writers

I love to read. There’s so much knowledge to absorb.

I thought it would be fun to go through a new book every couple months as a group for whoever is interested in joining me. I have set up a Facebook group solely for book club, so we can share our thoughts while going through each book.

If you would like to join us, below are the details.

Thank you to everyone for your recommendations. From your feedback I have assembled a great list that will keep us reading for a while!

Book For January & February: “Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision” by Ian Roberts  -  Learn More or Get The Book

Start Date: Mid-January 2014.

Please Note: If you are still reading the previous book, discussions may continue and are welcome at any time. To participate and for further details please review the information below under “Book Club Participation & FAQ’s”.

More About The Book for September

Creative Authenticity bookBook description from Amazon:

“Serious working artists are the intended audience of this collection of short essays that clarify common expressive and personal problems that many artists encounter, including the fear of being clichéd, the desire to convey truth in art, and the frustration behind trying to find an authentic voice. These crippling fears are laid to rest through insightful discussions of personal experiences, the struggles of famous artists, and the rewards of producing art that comes from an authentic creative core. Providing sensitive reassurances that these struggles are normal, these essays encourage artists to focus on the development of their crafts and find inspiration to work through self-doubt.”

Book Club Participation & FAQ’s

Facebook has set up a handy platform for groups to interact and have discussions, so we use their service to discuss each book and I also send some updates by email to you directly.

To join our the Facebook ‘Book Club’ Group to participate in discussions:
Please go to the Group page here and then click on the “Join Group” button directly underneath the photo of The Art Spirit book near the top right of the page. I will then be notified of your request to join and will add you to the group.

To participate once you have joined:
When you log into your Facebook account and you are looking at your personal news feed, on the left hand side should be a list of items. There will be a heading that says “Groups” with this book club group listed underneath. If you click on this group then you will be able to see all the discussions within the group and add to it. Groups are separate from your regular Facebook account so you need to click into the group to participate and view the discussions.

Please add your thoughts, comments and questions to spark conversations or join in on other discussions posted by members.

To select whether you receive all comments by email or not:
Follow these steps to view and change your settings:
1 – When logged into Facebook, click on the dial at the top right corner and choose “Account Settings”
2 – Click on the “Notifications” link in the left column
3 – Under “What you get notified about” click on the “Edit” button beside “Group Activity” and choose what notifications you want to receive. If you choose to turn off email notifications, to view the latest activity for book club whenever you log into your Facebook account click on this group within the left column under the “Groups” heading.

add-groupTo invite your friends:
This group is open to anyone interested in participating so if you would like to invite your friends, on the left side of the group page is an area where you can type your friends name to add them or you can click on the “Invite by Email” link to invite a friend.

For more about using Facebook Groups click here.

 To Join

If you haven’t yet joined us, you can sign up below to receive notice about this fall’s Book Club selection. You will receive an email with details to join the Book Club group and updates as we progress.


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I look forward to you joining me in this adventure!