Welcome to Chalk + Ink's 50th episode! Without Andy J. Pizza, Chalk + Ink wouldn't exist. Want to know why? Give a listen.
In this episode, we discuss the definition of creativity, what it means when we say art works, and how to produce a successful podcast.
After you listen to this episode, if you want to hear more of what Andy has to say, be sure to check out his podcast Creative Pep Talk. He's about to drop his 400th episode.
Listeners, here’s your homework. Before our next episode, be sure to read Emily Francis’s If You Only Knew: Letters From an Immigrant Teacher.
For me, my homework is to read The Energy Clock by Molly Fletcher, which is the book Andy talks about at the end of the episode. The book’s arriving at my house tomorrow. Maybe, I’ll even be able to start it this weekend.
I also plan on listening to one new writing or educational podcast each month in 2023, and then, if it seems like a good fit, following up with the creator, to see if they’re interested in a swap, as Andy suggested. If you have podcast recommendations for me, please fill out my contact form on my website at www.katenarita.com or find me on Twitter or Instagram.
Feeling generous? Please review the show wherever you listen to your podcasts. This will help more listeners find Chalk + Ink.
Finally, I want to give a shout out to Sarah Brannen for Chalk + Ink’s podcast art. If you haven’t read Sarah’s book, Uncle Bobby’s Wedding, check it out. It’s on the ALA 2021 Rainbow List and Bank Street's Best Children's Books 2021.