The Bereshit Bara Creativity Series

In the upcoming weeks, we will be publishing short essays originally featured in the Bereshit Bara Creativity Series, a blog series masterminded by SPU MFA alumnus Ross Gale.

Bereshit bara. Thus the book of Genesis opens: In the beginning.

Gale has organized thirteen creatives–artists and professionals of all stripes–to discuss the issue of beginnings in creative projects. How does one get started? What is the source of an artist’s inspiration?

Each talented contributor in the series mulls the genesis of their personal creativity. Is inspiration like taking in an unwanted animal? Is it like a stray cigarette cherry that sparks a forest fire?

Follow the thoughtful responses here, or listen to them on Gale’s podcast.