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Jerry Gennaria Talks Procrastination & Creativity with CreativeMornings

#CMProcrastinate Theme Art

Mark your calendars for #CMProcrastinate, a free CreativeMornings St. Louis talk with our very own director of strategy, Jerry Gennaria.

This virtual event is scheduled for April 30, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. Registration is free and open now at


Jerry Gennaria Creative Mornings


CreativeMornings is a free, monthly breakfast lecture series for creative communities with chapters in more than 200 cities. Each month, CreativeMornings chooses a global theme, and speakers are selected by local chapters.

Here’s how CreativeMornings describes the April theme, procrastinate:

The things that we perpetually push to tomorrow’s to-do list can become a mental weight. Even though we know the welcome relief that will wash over us when that thing we’re avoiding is complete, still, we delay, just a little while longer.

Procrastination can be a sort of art form: the art of deferred action. It’s a technique that’s got a bad reputation, one often tinged with shame. But it can also be a way to claim the ways you wish to your time. It harbors creative possibilities, too.

In that game of waiting-waiting-waiting until it’s almost too late but not quite, a coiled spring of potential energy hides, ready to leap into action at a moment’s notice. Narrowing a timeline can be a fruitful creative constraint, an exercise in trusting the unknown. When a window of opportunity shrinks, improvisation and spontaneity might unfurl like a flower in a time-lapse video blooming at super speed, a confetti cannon of petals bursting in full color.

Register at and learn more about CreativeMornings St. Louis at


#CMProcrastinate theme illustration (above) by Elisa Talentino.


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Written by Katherine Leonard