The CreativeMornings RDU chapter is celebrating a decade of community-driven speakers, making local connections + good talks.
What is CreativeMornings? It’s a free monthly breakfast and short, conversational presentation by a creative member in the community. Ten years ago, host Matt Tomasulo started the Raleigh chapter as the first in NC. Now headed by Alysse Campbell, the group’s numbers have steadily risen and there are chapters in Charlotte, Asheville, and 225 other cities across 67 countries.
Each speaker is selected from the community and given a global theme to connect to their talk. Past themes include Critical, Anxiety, and Lost. Speakers weave the theme into their presentations, relating it to their career and everyday life. Notable past speakers include six-time Grammy Award nominee Nnenna Freelon, A Place at the Table’s Executive Director + Founder Maggie Kane, and Durham country musician Rissi Palmer.
To celebrate 120 talks, 7,000+ community members, and ~24,000 cups of coffee shared over 10 years, the chapter is hosting an anniversary bash at The Factory on Thurs., Oct. 20. The night will feature live art battles with help from Munjo Munjo, brews from Ponysaurus Brewing, bites from Benchwarmers Bagels + Pineapple Sol, and charcuterie boards to go around.