This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.
John Waters reads from his new book, Make Trouble, and delivers advice for artists, graduates and anyone trying to make a living as a creative person.
Note: This event will be ticketed. Tickets include a copy of Make Trouble and a beverage. Tickets available here
About Make Trouble
When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral, in part because it was so brilliantly on point about making a living as a creative person. Now we all can enjoy his sly wisdom in a manifesto that reminds us, no matter what eld we choose, to embrace chaos, be nosy, and outrage outdated critics.
Waters notes with irony that he is eminently qualified to be a commencement speaker because he was suspended from high school, then kicked out of college—yet he is a success doing what he loves best. Anyone embarking on a creative path, he tells us, would do well to realize that pragmatism and discipline are as important as talent, and that rejection is nothing to fear. Waters advises young people to eavesdrop, listen to their enemies, and horrify us with new ideas. In other words, make trouble.
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