In today’s world, creativity is a necessity for successful collaborations in business and to develop and expand vibrant cultures. As business and the arts draw closer together, how are they changing each other? Expanding on his viral essay for The Atlantic, "The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur," award-winning essayist, critic and best-selling author William Deresiewicz will answer that question during this Fall Arts Celebration event at Grand Valley State University by addressing the understanding and practice of creative work and the creative life. Deresiewicz is the author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harper's, The Nation, The New Republic, The American Scholar and The London Review of Books.