Noblesville Interdisciplinary Creativity Expo (NICE) project, now in its 7th year, is an annual project is based upon our love of classic literature. Each year, the project offers four books and four standalone passages, one from each book, for discussion, analysis, introspection, and ultimately inspiration for new creative pieces in any medium or genre of the Arts. 2021's book selections are: Sula (1973) by Toni Morrison, The Yellow Wallpaper (1892; short story) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, A Wrinkle in Time (1962) by Madeleine L’Engle, and Tarzan of the Apes (1912) by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Inspired creations can be presented in our presentations event (submission deadline Sept. 23; event date Sept. 30). You do not need to be familiar with the books or passages to participate in NICE! This workshop introduces 2021's four books and their four standalone passages. We'll share brief introductions for each book and a little about why we chose each book for this year's project, then we'll dive right into the four standalone passages:
any common themes across all four books and/or passages?
what's happening in each passage? (actions, thoughts, reverie, dialogue, etc)
what emotions do you feel from each passage?
what personal connections or experiences come to mind?
inspiration for new art creations (all mediums/genres)