Creativity is a powerful tool, not only for self-expression, but also for reducing stress, creating meaningful connections, boosting problem-solving skills, and reimagining what the world around us could be.

Join graphic novelist, R. Alan Brooks, and artist+educator Adri Norris to explore how to overcome fear and build habits that develop, nurture, and support your creative voice.

Check out the resource guide for tons of TED and TEDx talk watch lists, ways to find your creative community, and more!


About Hosts

R. Alan Brooks teaches writing for Regis University’s MFA program and the Lighthouse Writers Workshop. He created & wrote the graphic novels, “The Burning Metronome” and “Anguish Garden.”

Adri Norris is a Denver artist, muralist, and educator.


High Costs gives youth the straight facts about marijuana, using unique and engaging tactics to educate on a substance that, while on its way to normalization in Colorado, is still illegal for recreational use by anyone under the age of 21. Learn more at

In partnership with the City and County of Denver and the High Costs campaign, TEDxMileHigh is curating a series of Adventures to help middle and high school students connect with positive activities while understanding how the high costs of underage marijuana use can affect their goals, dreams, and futures.