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Glenn Watt

Maker and Poet, The Sky Factory in Fairfield

Small Hard Questions

PRESENTED ON OCT 18, 2013
IN FAIRFIELD @ VOL 2

To the backdrop of colorful paintings, Glen Watt recites a poem. It starts with a small hard question, progresses through a vast sea, and ends with us as flowers opening up into the light.

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Concepts of Creation

BY PAULINA EBRINGER
IN ZNOJMO

This presentation by Paulina Ebringer covers various concepts used by the artist when preparing and painting portraits. (in Czech)

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Stories from a Jollyasser

BY CANDRA SQUIRE
@ VOL 24 ON FEB 20, 2015

Candra Squire shares her love of prose, crafted on paper, and gifted to friend.  

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Generation Bot

BY RANDI JANELLE
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 09, 2015

Why settle for a human boyfriend when you can get everything you need from your Boybot boyfriend and upgrade him at any time? Randi Eaton explains how. 

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A Film-Poem: Post Modern Love Story

BY KATIE GREENBROWN
@ VOL 13 ON JUL 18, 2017

She sees wild flowers growing between cracked paving stones. He hears music in the endless hum of alarms, pylons and traffic. They’ve never met, though they live only three streets away. Follow their journey through time, possibility and all the octaves of the human heart. Katie Greenbrown takes us on a journey of post modern love.

Words by Katie Greenbrown, Music by James Rotchell, Art by Peter Roman.

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Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth

BY LAURIE ANN GUERRERO
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2015

"This poem is an ode to every hard-working artist who knows the joy of struggle from which their art comes."

In Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 20, poet laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero looks back at her ancestors’ history of labor and struggle as art, a legacy of poets, musicians, and painters whose artistry was a way to map and ultimately transcend the world. Art, she says, is a pursuit of truth. It was her ancestor’s many generations of that pursuit that ultimately gave her the privilege and position of being asked to make art: the maker, not the object. Through poetry, Guerrero invites us to share in that space of openness, vulnerability and ultimately grace.

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That Amazing Place

BY BRYN DAVIES
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

Bryn Davies explores love, life, hatred, age, memories, music, nature and silence in a live poetic performance accompanied by drums, in That Amazing Place.

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Tussilago Farfara

BY HELEN NELLY WHITEHEAD
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

Helen 'Nelly' Whitehead found herself writing a poem in the summer of 2017 about something she thought she could never put words to. Here she finds her voice, to share it with you. 

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York Station

BY MEG THOMAS
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

In "York Station" Meg Thomas explores the signs and interactions that are normally overlooked a journey through a station. She highlights the commercial takeover of the public space, and the way the passenger is de-prioritised in station design. The hyper-reality of the station space is twisted as the audience is invited to also follow a silent visual story. This undercurrent covers the personal emotions that are digested and processed as a background to everyday life.

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Let's Write a Poem

BY BRENTON CLUTTERBUCK
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

The title of this presentation sounds innocent enough, and maybe even a little dry.  Freeze that thought!  Brenton Clutterbuck oozes humour, energy, creativity, and passion as he explains the theoretical process of writing poetry.  Literary devices have NEVER sounded so excitinng. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy Brenton's passion for teaching and poetry.