PechaKucha Presentation

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Sarah Chauncey

Writer, Self-employed in Nanaimo

Creating a Story of Place

PRESENTED ON JUN 07, 2016
IN NANAIMO @ VOL 4

Sarah has been a professional writer and editor for more than two decades.
An award-winning writer of creative nonfiction, she’s also written for organizations from MTV Networks to NASA. For several years, Sarah was a strategic storyteller for destinations, helping residents, investors and planning teams to envision the experience of place, then weaving the threads together into vision stories.

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Creating Legends

BY BRAD BEAUREGARD
@ VOL 8 ON APR 12, 2013

Fiction writer Brad Beauregard discusses the way stories, legends, and tall tales help us revive the experience of the past, even if the past itself is lost in the process. By illustrating the details of some of the personal history that went into his fiction novel he explains just how history gets lost in the maturation of legends and the like.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 16, 2013. 

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Creating a Community Center

BY BRUCE HEMSTOCK
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

Landsacpe architect Bruce Hemstock describes the process of building Westminster Pier Park, a task that entailed rejuvinating the architecture and reinstating natural landmarks. The park now serves as a social gathering place where people can enjoy time with family and friends while appreciating the natural beauty around them.

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Creating a Film from Scratch

BY PHILIP LEUNG
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Ever thought about making a film, but have very little experience? Philip Leung and Alex Narvaez discuss what it takes to shoot, direct, and edit a film that can gain festival exposure in under a year. All you need is passion.

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A Place to Call One's Own

BY JENNIE SUDDICK
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 06, 2015

Jennie Suddick talks about finding one's sense of adventure and creativity. She encourages adult to rediscover their childhood sense of adventure by creating treehouses.

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Woodlawn Cemetary: Motown's Final Resting Place

BY JOHN MILROY
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

John Milroy is from the Detroit area and Motown is one of his favorite subjects. In this talk he tours the Motor City's rich history via Woodlawn Cemetary - the final resting place of many famous music legends who resided nearby.

"If the grey stones of these fences could talk, or more accurately, sing, they would tell the story of Detroit through the rise and fall of the civil rights movement, through the halcyon days of Motown."

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Making a Place: The Story of 518 Northampton Street and Nurture Nature Center

BY RACHEL CARR
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

Rachel Hogan Carr, the director of the Nurture Nature Center in Easton, tells how the center came to be, and how serves the community.

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Creating Sacred Spaces

BY ROBIN HAINES MERRILL
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Artist, designer, and Christian missionary Robin Haines Merrill talks about creating sacred spaces throughout South Florida. She founded The Upper Room Art Gallery which is a place where artists have the freedom to express themselves spiritually and with artistic integrity in how our work is viewed and sold in the marketplace. 

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Creating Social Change with a Plan

BY TINA REYNOLDS
IN SACRAMENTO

Tina Reynolds tells the story of fullfilling her life-time goal of creating a creative space in Sacramento. She managed to make this dream come true despite all the obstacles she encountered along the way. If you have a plan of action and are persistent enough, all will fall into place. 

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Creating a Dialogue and Building a Story

BY RAJ BALI
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"It's a placement of onesself outside the norm and the mainstream. It's an identity that's perfect for society critique. 'Queer' is not a bad word. It's an owned word—a negative word that's been given a positive connotation by our community."

Raj Bali has spent the last year working to build a space for marginalized people to share their experience, create a dialogue and learn from one another. His experience informed this talk on queer representation and why it's essential to give more of the spotlight to marginalized voices.