The Rise explores the inestimable value of often ignored ideas—the power of surrender for fortitude, the criticality of play for innovation, the importance of grit and creative practice, and the propulsion of the near win on the road to mastery. From one of the most insightful writers of her time, The Rise is true masterwork.
FREE Public Lecture and Q&A
sarah Lewis, Author of The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery
Parents, educators, and innovators will all benefit from this free public lecture:
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
7:00 – 7:45 p.m. ,
Followed by Q&A and opportunity to meet the author in person
Baylor School Chapel
Sponsored by Baylor School and the Baylor Parent Alliance
About the Author
Sarah Lewis is a bestselling author, curator, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard University.
Lewis’s most recent book
is The Los Angeles Times bestseller, The Rise:
Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery (Simon &
Schuster), a layered, story-driven investigation of how innovation, discovery,
and the creative process are all spurred on by advantages gleaned from improbable foundations. The work has been translated into six languages to
Lewis is a frequent
speaker at many universities and conferences such as TEDGlobal, SXSW, PopTech,
ASCD and for a wide range of organizations from the Aspen Institute to the
Getty to The Federal Reserve Bank.
She received her
bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master's in philosophy from Oxford University,
and her Ph.D. from Yale University. Before joining the faculty at Harvard, she
held curatorial positions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Tate
Modern, London. She also served as a Critic at Yale University School of Art.
She is a Trustee of Creative Time, The CUNY Graduate Center, the Brearley
School, and the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts.
She lives in New York
City and Cambridge, Mass.