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Jessica Jacobs

Educator, artist, designer and entrepreneur, Columbia College Chicago in Chicago

A Nerdy, Girly Secret

PRESENTED ON MAR 07, 2017
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 41

Jessica Jacobs, like many of us, secretly had a pen pal...

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The Writing Process, or An Excuse to Watch YouTube Videos & Drink Beer

BY CRYSTAL BOWLING
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 25, 2012

Author Crystal Bowling shines a light on her creative process, from formulating her ideas, to editing, to publishing. She highlights the importance of regular stress relief throughout each step, regardless of how irreverent these breaks may appear on the surface to others.

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Full Frontal NERDity

BY STEVEN HODGES
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Steven Hodges talks about geek and nerd culture, from roller derby to cosplay to Minecraft. He argues that it's possible to be nerdy about more than just video games or Star Wars, suggesting it's possible to be a hockey nerd or even an automotive nerd.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 15, 2013.

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Writing on the Wall

BY JAMIE SMITH
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Teacher-turned-artist Jamie Smith explains the journey of how she discovered her artistic style after deciding to follow her passion. She discusses her unique approach of presenting other people's confessions in order to turn something shameful into a beautiful work of art. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 30, 2014. 

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Read Like A Writer and Write Like One

BY LAWRENCE SPANN
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Lawrence Spann has a keen interest in literature and writing. Drawing from life experience and an advanced degree in Creative Writing and the Medical Humanities, he approaches the process of writing through the lives and works of poets, writers, song writers, artists and historical figures. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 17, 2014.

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Writing for Working Stiffs

BY LUCY LEITNER
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 29, 2015

Multi-tasking author Lucy Leitner recounts her creative process and inspiration for her first zombie satire novel, "Working Stiffs." 

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Re-Cycled Narratives - The Secret Lives of Found Objects

BY COELYNN MCININCH
IN FITCHBURG

Presenter Coelynn McIninch shares her creative process that elevates simple found objects into tiny narrative treasures.

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Art of the Pencils

BY CAROLINE WEAVER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

“Pencil is a small thing that can make a big difference in the lives of people who use them.”

In "Art of the Pencil" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16 , Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector but lifelong pencil lover, founded CW Pencil Enterprise in November 2014. With her pencil experts, Caroline digs up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

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Writing. Joy. Life

BY EVGENIYA KAPITANOVA
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 27, 2017

Как жить творческой жизнью и получать успехи играючи:)

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Letter Writing in the Digital Age

BY ROHINI JADHAV
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 24, 2017

ROHINI JADHAV, architect by profession who enjoys reading and writing in spare time talks on nostalgic good'ol times of hand-written letters....