Creative Louisiana, a monthly gathering for creative types, will meet Friday at Magpie Cafe at 3205 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

The featured speaker will be Alex V. Cook, an author, journalist, critic and teacher, who will talk about living the creative life.

The event starts at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and networking, followed by a 9 a.m. lecture, then group discussion.

For more information about Creative Louisiana, visit