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The Power of Creativity

March 13, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Drake University Olmsted Center - Room 312-313
2875 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311

The Power of Creativity

Join us for networking, lunch and a professional development workshop. 

Tim Read, self-published children's book author and illustrator of the educational picture book series for kids, My Very Silly Monster, will discuss his unique perspective of the power of creativity and imagination. He uses his talents as an improvisational illustrator to demonstrate how to tap into the parts of our brains where creativity and imagination guide our potential.

This interactive, fun and engaging workshop is designed to inspire, humor and above all else get your "creative juices" flowing. TIm's message challenges us to step outside the self imposed limits of our imagination and think of the world differently.


Tim Read is the owner of 5 Fingers Creative, a design and illustration studio located in Ames, IA. He has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years. Tim travels to schools and libraries throughout the Midwest speaking to kids about the power of creativity. His unique brand of humor adds a fun flavor to his program. Tim lives in Ames with his wife Barbara and their four children.


Please contact Jamie Thomassen at with any dietary restrictions or concerns about menu planning. For treasurer questions, please email Kim Pfannebecker at Thanks and we hope to see you there.



$20.00 Member
$25.00 after 7:45 pm March 11

$30.00 Guest
$35.00 after 7:45 pm March 11

$15.00 Student
$20.00 after 7:45 pm March 11

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