Crisp Museum Hosting ‘It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again’ Book Study


The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting a 12-week book study group of “It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond” by Julia Cameron and Emma Lively.

The first book study will be held at 3 p.m. on Sept 16. Additional meeting will be schedule once the study group is formed. Participants may meet in-person at the Crisp Museum or will be provided a Zoom link. To register, visit

The book study will be aimed at defining and creating the life one wants to have as they redefine and re-create themselves, said Ellen Hahs, curator of education at the Museum.

“Cameron tells the inspiring stories of retirees who discovered new artistic pursuits and passions that more than filled their days and nurtured their souls,” Hahs said. “The book also includes simple tools that will guide and inspire.”

In addition to reading a chapter each week, participants will conduct daily and weekly activities:

  • Morning Pages: three daily pages of longhand, stream-of-consciousness writing done first thing in the morning
  • Artist Dates: weekly fun solo expeditions
  • Twice-weekly 20-minute solo walk and writing a memoir

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.