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Living Literacy: Reading Beyond the Page

PRESENTED ON AUG 20, 2015
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 2

Rob White grew up in South Bend, IN and now lives in St. Joseph MI. Rob has a BA of Arts in English, and Masters of Arts in English from Indiana University with dual concentrations in literature and creative writing. 

"The next time you're overwhelmed by an unfamiliar Discourse, find an anchor and look for something in common. Nuture your sense of curiosity and wonder. Expand your personal discourse library!"

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Saltalarana

BY DIANA SANCHÍS
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 08, 2013

Saltalarana is a literacy promotion program employing storytellers. Presenters Diana Sanchís and Isabel Benito introduce us to the saltalarana, the great storytellers who try to excite people about stories. 

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My Reading Obsession

BY HOLLY ALCOTT
@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Holly Alcott could read by the age of 4. Ever since then, she has been reading every chance she got. By 3rd grade she was reading at the 12th grade reading level. She has now passed her reading addiction on to her son, who has developed the same habits she had.

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Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries

BY GREG MICKELLS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

"Libraries are truly becoming more of an experience. We're trying to create environments where the users can interact within the library" 

In "Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries" from PechaKucha Night Madison, WI Vol. 9, Greg Mickells showcases Madison's terrific public library system as it doesn't look like the libraries of the past. Today's libraries are engaging the community with new ideas, and ways to learn, share and create.

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The Literacy Imperative

BY JACKIE HOLLOWAY
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

A vision from God, led Jackie Holloway to become Art Director for The Literacy Imperative; Inc. in 2008, offering free classes, exposing students to art history and education. The studio provides students an overview of art instruction, trends, techniques and styles, enhancing their ability, bringing spiritual change through art.  Student art exhibits were held at local & regional venues to assist students marketing art work becoming profitable artist. Students have gone on to college, become business owners, and even instructors.

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Painting, Sculpting, and Singing in Code

BY DAVID GUIDA & SARAH NAQVI SARAH NAQVI
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

David Guida and Sarah Naqvi wear a lot of hats... but the hat they love most is their "teacher hats." They are thinkers, creators, and leaders in a medley of grassroots organizations that promote good things happening for young people and tech.  They talk passionately about their initiations into coding, why digital literacy is important, and the directions we see it moving in the future.

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You See, I Say: Transforming Pictures to Prose

BY HYACINTHE MILLER
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Hyacinthe Miller feels strongly that words are magic. She is an omnivorous reader, a world traveller, blogger and content curator. She shares about how, as a writer with a vivid imagination, her perceptions, especially of
the visual, yield stories.  

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Media Literacy in the Digital Age

BY LIZ SCHULZE
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"How is every scene constructed? How is every shot made intentional? How infact is every single choice contributing to a greater message?"

In Media Literacy in the Digital Age from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11Liz Shulze shares the importance of paying critical attention to media in the digital age. Shulze gives media literacy guidance to youth on their consumption and creation of media. 

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Media Literacy For Everyone

BY BILL SIMMON
@ VOL 21 ON JUL 14, 2016

“I would argue that media education is every bit as important, if not more important than computer science but I know of know corresponding national movement to get this kind of media creation and education into schools.”

Bill Simmon
talks about the power of community-made media, and the dangers of NOT making media. Simmon is a filmmaker, writer, media educator, community/social/new media evangelist based in Burlington, Vermont.

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The Story of Buffalo BookBike

BY AMY OZAY
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

“We need to bring the fun back to reading, and rolling up with a book bike might be a way to do that.” 

In The Story of Buffalo BookBike from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Founder of Buffalo BookBike in Buffalo, NY, Amy Ozay, talks about her love of Buffalo, books, and bikes. Taking inspiration from similar programs in other cities, she launched Buffalo BookBike in 2015, which gives free books to the children of Buffalo in parks and playgrounds throughout the summer months. The BookBike has given away over 1,000 books to date, with the hopes of slowing down the summer slide. Her dream is to increase the reach of the BookBike, foster more collaboration between local literacy organizations, and help convert Buffalo parks to open air libraries in the future. As Cicero wrote, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”