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Ready or not….

Ready or not . . . Season 5 of Coffee and Creatives is in production.

Can you believe that four seasons of Coffee and Creatives are out in the world? I can’t. So many beautiful moments are saved on Spotify Podcasts (or Apple or wherever you listen), and also some cringeworthy moments, but let’s not dwell on those. We wanted to announce some of our updates for Season 5.

Hellos and Goodbyes

This season we’re wishing Christina farewell. She’s taking time to focus on her musical and other creative projects. Here is a note from her:

I have loved my time as a host on Coffee and Creatives. (3 seasons!!) It has been a time of creative growth I will never forget. I will be saying goodbye to the podcast, but take so many creative memories and nuggets of wisdom with me into this next chapter. I hope I continue to find communities like this one and I hope you do too. It’s so essential for the long haul of making something…and finishing the hat.

In this Season we’re saying hello to Rachel Hutchings. Rachel, a writer as well, is Nate’s sister. Who doesn’t love a little sibling teasing in a podcast? With two sets of siblings there has already been a lot of teasing in our planning meetings, but all in good creative fun. Here is a welcome note for Rachel:

Hello everybody! I’m Nate’s younger sister, Rachel, and I’m super excited to be joining the podcast for Season 5. I’m a book publicist by day and an avid reader and writer by night. Storytelling is something that is so important to me in all forms of media (and I certainly consume a lot of it), but my personal dream is to write and publish a novel one day. I’m notorious for having half finished work cluttering my laptop and I’m hoping that having some accountability in this podcast community will keep me on track for the novel I’ve started recently. It’s an idea I feel is worth finishing and I’m excited to talk about new ways to foster my own creativity this season. Looking forward to becoming your favorite Hutchings sibling on the podcast! Just joking (mostly.)

New Book who this?

Our book for this season is Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle (author of A Wrinkle in Time). Walking on Water is a collection of essays surrounding creativity and faith. Much like last season, we will be taking turns creating our own prompts for the chapters. We’re excited to be diving into this book.

My copy of Walking on Water is worn and pretty battered. It was given to me by an art mentor over six years ago, and every summer I take some time to read it. I love this book. New things rise up out of it for me as I enter different seasons of life. I’m excited to share this book with Nate, Rachel, and Rebeccah. One of my favorite quotes from it is, “Someone wrote, ‘The principal part of faith is patience,’ and this applies, too, to art of all disciplines. We must work every day, whether we feel like it or not, otherwise when it comes time to get out of the way and listen to the work, we will not be able to heed it.” (Walking on Water 24).

General Thoughts

The Coffee and Creatives Community has really blessed me throughout the years. I have been encouraged and pushed creatively and otherwise in ways I didn’t even know that I needed. I am grateful for this opportunity to do another season. I hope you join us!


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