The BOX Sessions™ are an opportunity to find the amazing creative community you've always wanted.
Whether you're a writer, film-maker, cook, artist, or a creative in any way, you can find inspiration and learn to live outside the box in this amazing weekend. Laura Holson, New York Times journalist and founder of The BOX Sessions™ says, "We are all faced with unrelenting demands in our daily lives and need inspiration more than ever."
So she created this special gathering at 1440 to inspire and spark people looking to reinvigorate their imagination and sharpen their creative skills.
In this one weekend, you can meet world-class artists and award-winning filmmakers including the popular The Moth radio show and podcast; cooking sensation Samin Nosrat; novelist Jonathan Franzen; Crazy Rich Asians director Jon Chu; cartoonist, author and MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant" recipient Lynda Barry; and others.
During workshops and breakout sessions, explore your sense of wonder and curiosity and experience the power of community.
If you're trying to get back into your creative groove or trying something new, don't miss this one. We'll see you here in the redwoods at The BOX Sessions ™.
Words of advice from some of the many luminaries who will be at The BOX Sessions™:
Cooking Advice from Samin Nosrat:
"Season food with the proper amount of salt at the proper moment; choose the optimal medium of fat to convey the flavor of your ingredients; balance and animate those ingredients with acid; apply the right type and quantity of heat for the proper amount of time—do all this and you will turn out vibrant and beautiful food, with or without a recipe."
You can find her on her Netflix show Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, or in one of her excellent cookbooks.
Cartoonist, author and MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant" recipient Lynda Barry:
"I guess that's sort of my obsession right now: showing people that drawing is this other thing than just how it looks. It's actually a language, a way of thinking. It's almost like having this extra brain. I'm trying to get my students to see past how their drawing looks and see it rather as communication."
Jonny Sun, author, illustrator, and one of TIME Magazine's "25 Most Influential People on the Internet" of 2017 is creating some of the best wholesome memes on the internet. As he says in his extremely popular Ted Talk:
"I'm excited about externalizing the internal, about taking those invisible personal feelings that I don't have words for, holding them to the light, putting words to them, and then sharing them with other people in the hopes that it might help them find words to find their feelings as well."