The Creative Habit: Learn It And Use It For Life


In her second book The Creative Habit: Learn It And Use It For Life, Tharp combines anecdotes from her own creative struggles and successes with a series of simple exercises. Each challenge is designed to help the reader develop new habits of observation, restoring peace of mind and maximizing efficiency.

Since publication in 2003, Tharp regularly gives interactive lectures featuring exercises from the book. 


  • The Creative Habit
    English language dust jacket. ©Twyla Tharp
  • The Creative Habit-Korean
    Front cover of the Korean translation. ©Twyla Tharp  
  • The Creative Habit-Thai
    Thai translation dust jacket. ©Twyla Tharp
  • Front cover of the Russian translation. ©Twyla Tharp

Performance History

New Orleans, LA
May 8, 2004
East Lansing, MI
June 19, 2004
Los Angeles, CA
September 21, 2004
Louisville, KY
September 24, 2004
Goddard Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
October 21, 2004
New York, NY
November 2, 2006
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
September 14, 2010
Macomb Community College, Clinton Township, MI
October 14, 2010
Drake University, Des Moines, IA
April 4, 2011
Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
April 13, 2011
Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
October 27, 2011
Four Arts Society, West Palm Beach, FL
February 21, 2012
Event Oval, Diana Center, New York, NY
September 15, 2014

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Hofstra Cultural Center, Hempstead, NY
March 14, 2017