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Mark Strauss

Communications Trainer and Screenwriter in Sawyer, MI

Mark Strauss is a passionate creative professional and writer. In his presentation, Mark shares how the journey of writing a mystery/thriller movie screenplay led to an ongoing love for story structure that informs all of his creative and professional endeavors.

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For the Love of the Story

BY DENA DAVIS
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Dena Davis is a mother, story teller, book seller, and community treasure. She has taken her passion for teaching and community-building and created Stories by the Sea; workshops to assist young writers in discovering, developing, and celebrating each one's unique voice and igniting the spark to tell their own stories. 

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Collaborative Fiction Writing: We do it, We are Somewhat Crazy

BY CHRIS PAULS
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 20, 2014

Getting two people together to write a book is like getting three people together to make a baby.” We didn’t say that, Doug Moe said that. We can’t speak to the baby thing, but we can tell you how we pull off the writing.

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Healthcare's Writing is on the Wall

BY REGINA HOLLIDAY
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 29, 2015

Regina Holliday, a healthcare activist, uses art as a way to spread awareness and encourage reform. Regina shares her own personal story and how it has influenced the work she does today. 

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Active Fiction: When Fiction Meets the Urban Core

BY JASPAL MARWAH
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jaspal Marwah talks about his love for the urban fabric of the city and how, with the help of some friends and authors, he's helped create a real life "Choose your own adventure" through some of Vancouver's neighbourhoods. 

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Form Follows Fiction: How Story Drives Design

BY ALI ALSALEH
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 11, 2016

The creation of a bench through story.

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Telling A Story

BY SARAH BUXTON
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

In 20 slides Sarah Buxton explains how to tell a great story, to build a narrative that will conjure a feeling of instant connection, and a sense of belonging - no matter the medium you choose to use!

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BTHO a Novel: National Novel Writing Month in Bryan-College Station

BY MADELINE TURNIPSEED
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 26, 2017

Have you ever heard of NaNoWriMo? Madeline Turnipseed goes indepth on what that is. Even if you've never written a story, there is a story in you, and we want to help you tell it. National Novel Writing Month is an event that occurs every November when thousands of people across the globe write novels. Bryan-College Station has our own local region with over 150 novelists. Come write with us!

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Re-Writing Our Story of  The Tulelake Internment Camp

BY EMILY BOARDMAN
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 18, 2017

A story, most unlikely, of a Japanese American man and Emily Boardman discovering their common history at an WW II interment Camp.

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We All Have a Story, We All Need a Witness: Vulnerability as a Tool for Human Connection

BY ALEKSANDRA CORWIN
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Writing a book, Aleksandra Corwin says, is like falling in love. It involves opening up the most vulnerable part of us and sharing it with others. As a book editor, Aleksandra has helped countless authors go through this journey, by being the first witness and doula to their story. Her presentation is about this process, but it is also about a critical time in her life when, for the first time, the role was reversed and she needed to accept her own vulnerability.