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All Things Lucid

BY ALL THINGS LUCID
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 02, 2009

Six years in the scene and just getting started, this Chicago indie rock band is made on more than just music. Miles Benjamin, programmer, Michael Kostal, designer, Jeff Wolinski, filmmaker, and Paul Gulyas, audio engineer, come together for a common love of writing, performing, and living in the world of art and music.
This presentation is in English.

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Collecting Autographs

BY PETER EXLEY
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Parents are nostalgic for stuff they did as kids and wish that today's children shared the same passions.  Of course, kids today are on to cooler things.  As a child, Peter Exley collected autographs from entertainers, athletes and other celebrities.  In adulthood, he's a little more focused, and nudges famous architects to sign books, napkins and drawings.  He observes that kids today don't have autograph books anymore.

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The Tiniest Best Boat

BY LINDSAY MUSCATO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

What is the simplest vessel — that you can send out into the world — to contain your passion?

In The Tiniest Best Boat from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 33, Lindsay Muscato is guessing that it's been a while since you've written a letter, but that's alright, leave it to her to write one for you! We see that Lindsay has written hundreds of letters for strangers on typewriters, and has discovered something really special about herself through it all — find out just what that is!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 6th, 2017.

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Bridges and Books

BY PATRICK MCBRIARTY
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Patrick McBriarty shares his passion for bridges, and how he turned his attention to writing books on the topic.

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On Being Dapper

BY CLAYTON SMITH
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

Clayton Smith shares about Barnaby Dapper's Library Tonic: scents for readers that smell like story settings.

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Reading Between the Lines

BY JUDE STEWART
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Who invented patterns?  The arrangement of stripes and lines can be embedded with symbolism and motifs.  Jude Stewart has written two books on the subject.

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Writing Like Hell

BY BETSEY O'BRIEN
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Betsey O'Brien had a life changing experience - and then set to work filling a suitcase with her journals.

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Difficult AND Pretentious

BY DANA CRAWFORD
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

Dana Crawford and Nathan Armstrong LOVE poetry.  They read some to us at PechaKucha Chicago Volume 39.

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A Nerdy, Girly Secret

BY JESSICA JACOBS
@ VOL 41 ON MAR 07, 2017

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

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “writing”

PAST VOL 6

Auckland @ Galatos
Feb 20, 2008

PAST VOL 6

Wellington @ Downstage Theatre
Oct 19, 2009

PAST VOL 12

Austin @ Former Goodwill
Nov 17, 2011

PAST VOL 9

Umeå @ Pub Freja UFH
Mar 23, 2012

PAST VOL 13

New York @ Wythe Hotel
May 05, 2012

PAST VOL 2

Nottingham @ Nottingham writters' studio
Jun 20, 2014

PAST VOL 2

Dumaguete @ Byblos at Oriental Hall
Dec 11, 2014

PAST VOL 7

Dumaguete @ Byblos at Oriental Hall
Mar 05, 2015

PAST VOL 22

Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Sep 15, 2015

PAST VOL 12

Richmond, BC @ Richmond Public Library
Oct 01, 2015

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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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Intelligence & Mysteries

BY JEREMY GOSNELL
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 20, 2015

Jeremy Gosnell, author of the Terminal, talks about today's technology, intelligence and mysteries, the inspiration for his most recent book. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 20, 2015.

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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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Why Don't We Talk About Sex? Or…Something about Italy

BY GAIA BISTULFI AMMAN
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"Feel it. Face it. Free it."

In "Why don't we talk about sex? Or…something about Italy." from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15 scientist, biology professor and writer Gaia Bistulfi Amman speaks about honesty, sex, education, and growing up in Italy. Ammann expands on how she ended up being a successful novel-writing…scientist. An elaboration on happiness and how to bite back when life nibbles at your butt.

This was "PechaKucha if the Day" of Monday, March 7th, 2016.

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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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LAHAR #36 • Foresto

BY RICCARDO ALESSANDRO DIDONÉ
IN VENICE

LAHAR Magazine #36 • Foresto - Pres. Riccardo Alessandro Didoné con fotografie di Elisabetta Rossi
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LAHAR FORESTO #36

"Sìe ore ea cresse, sìe ea càea’: ogni sei ore l’acqua entra dal mare alla laguna, per poi ritornarci. Modo di dire veneziano rivolto chi si arrabbia perché le cose vanno storte: presto tutto si riassesterà nel verso giusto, con la complicità dell’acqua e delle condizioni atmosferiche.
La marea va e viene; un attimo prima sembra sommergere ogni cosa, l’attimo dopo lascia tutto esposto alla vista.

Le isole della laguna. Luoghi sperduti, ambienti isolati, il verde spelacchiato che riverbera sull’acqua che si muove appena. Avvolte dalla spiritualità del silenzio, appena rotto dal rumore di sottofondo della laguna. L’altra Venezia, la sconosciuta ai transatlantici che la guardano da lontano: quella dei transiti infiniti, del commercio brulicante, dell’incessante mercanteggiare. O la Venezia deserta, quando le calli al mattino ospitano solo il primo sole; indigena, brulla e sconsolata, calpestata solamente da chi vive delle sue compravendite, di ombre e di spunci e si nasconde dalla calca e dalla fiumana di macchine fotografiche. La città ondeggiante che rifugge la tranquillità simbolica dell’entroterra solido e rassicurante. Venezia teatro di scambi, baratti, furti, acquisti, amori di contrabbando. Tintinnano le monete nelle tasche dei mercanti! Furbi compratori fingono disattenzione. Foresti compaiono qui e lì per l’occasione, per il ritrovo: il mercato. Luccicano le pietre preziose, brillano gli ori, i tessuti damascati ondeggiano tra le mani, mentre nubi d’incenso saturano l’aria già gonfia di sale. Cosa compreresti, tu? Cosa ti potrebbe attrarre verso l’incerto continente? Cosa, invece, ti spingerebbe a lasciare ogni saldo ormeggio e gettarti nel mare aperto?

Immagina di essere il mozzo di una muda, un ricco mercante bizantino, un gondoliere alticcio, una venditrice di ventagli, il portiere di un albergo che sta sprofondando. Immagina di possedere la saggezza di chi, solo, conosce il mare e conosce le imperfezioni del genere umano. Un po’ santo, un po’ puttana.

Arriva la notte e le strade del mercato lentamente si spopolano. Nei campi e nelle calli l’eco del calpestio si affievolisce. Ma la brezza leggera rimane intrisa di odori.

Scegli la tua isola. Scegli cosa vendere o cosa comprare. Prepara scudi, ducati e zecchini. Organizza il tuo banchetto, senza dimenticare il pesce conservato in salamoia e il vino guastato dalla navigazione.

Da dove vorresti partire? Dove vorresti approdare? Tra l’oscurità di Poveglia o dell’isola degli Armeni; i tesori annegati di Ammiana e San Marco in Boccalama; i ricami di Burano, la vetreria rutilante di Murano o le diciassette anime che popolano Torcello. Da dove provieni e dove vai? Qual è la tua moneta di scambio?

Issa la tua vela: il vento sta per soffiare."

COLLABORA a LAHAR#36 - FORESTO
http://www.laharmagazine.com/collabora/

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Stop Researching and Start Failing

BY SPENCER SMITH
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 23, 2017

The internet is great, isn't it? You (and everyon else) can learn anything you want at any time for free. There's a dark side to this ever-growing and ubiquitously available resource, though. In this presentation, Spencer Smith will share his experiences in learning five disparate topics, and how the internet might have actually prevented him in executing on the successes tied to each of the five.

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Make Me Laugh, Grownup!

BY NASEEM HRAB
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Naseem Hrab loves to write funny things for children and adults. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The Rumpus and she is the author of the picture book Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend. Everyone thinks kids' books need to teach lessons, but that's not why adults read novels. Why do we think kids are any different? 

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PechaKucha in Atlanta

Good to see that even in Atlanta, organizers and attendees are learning how to write "PechaKucha" in Japanese, as seen in this photo -- credit goes to Kai Curl for writing out PK in katakana.

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Poster for PKN Xalapa Vol. 1

The city count continues to rise -- at 309 as of this writing -- and one of the latest additions is Xalapa, with its first PechaKucha Night set to happen June 3 at Alkimia.

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Flyer for PKN Barcelona Vol. 12

Barcelona is hosting its PechaKucha Night Vol. 12 this Friday (May 6) at the Antigua Fabrica Estrella Damm -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. We absolutely love that "rope writing" seen on the flyer above, courtesy of designer Ernest Vidal. 

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A Dozen Publications

In today's Presentation of the Day, "A Dozen Publications" from a special PechaKucha Night held at the Magazine Library 10 exhibition, designer Ian Lynam speaks on the impact print media has had on his life -- how it introduced him to new aspects of counter-culture, cultivated his personal ideology, and of course placed him in front of unique typography, graphic design, and writing. 

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Phil, the Quest

See? Games can do good after all! In today's Presentation of the Day, "Phil, the Quest" from PKN Orlando Vol. 11, Phil Zoshak tells us how video games changed his life for the better. Before high school, he was a socially-awkward student with below-average reading skills taking remedial classes. Games gave Phil a safe place to be himself, Dungeons and Dragons helped him improve his reading and writing, and he soon learned to behave in a socially acceptable manner -- most of the time. Now he is launching a program called Play 15 which will utilize the good points about gaming to teach reading, writing, and problem-solving to kids who are in the situation he was once in.

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Read Like A Writer and Write Like One

If you can read, you can write.  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. In "Read Like a Writer and Write Like One" from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 10, Lawrence gives us some very valuable tips that helped him when he was getting into writing.

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Writing on the Wall

"I go to art shows and I lick the paintings." Educator-turned-artist Jamie Smith confesses to have been unaware Abu Dhabi was a real location until she decided to move there. This was only the beginning of her journey to become an artist, and in "Writing on the Wall" from PKN Richmond, BC Vol. 5 she shows us how she created a way for individuals to post their anonymous confessions which she could then use as inspiration for her paintings.

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Musical Mathematics: DIY Musical Criticism

"Being the only Asian in the Math Rock crowd has it's perks; the bands recognize you."In Musical Mathematics: DIY Musical Criticism from Bandar Seri Begawan, Vol. 3, Jay Johar shares the story of his love for Math Rock, a genre of experimental rock with rhythmically complex time signatures. He explains how writing about Math Rock landed him a place on the music blog Musical Mathematics in Leeds, UK, a site where musicians submit their never-before-heard music for review and exposure. Upon returning to Brunei, Johar attempted to bring back this passion for writing, and the idea of creating something big, new, and special to Brunei's creative scene. Don't worry. You can put your calculator away.  

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PechaKucha People: Xylia Buros

Our PechaKucha People spotlight shines on Portland Oregon's ever charming, ever talented, Xylia Buros. Communications, marketing, media, development, with a natural knack for writing on art, culture, design, and architecture (read: magna cum laude lit. graduate), Xylia really is a PechaKucha Pro. In addition to to all this, she serves as a career development mentor at New Avenues for Youth in her spare time. Go on with your bad self, Xylia!

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The Road Less Traveled

"I became almost obsessed with writing this story, as if someone was telling me 'You need to get this out on  paper.'" In "The Road Less Traveled" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol.4, E.V. Jones examines how events in her life, both good and bad, led her down the path to where she is today, a published author, a registered nurse, and mom of six children. Story writing and -telling was a form of therapy for Yvonne’s oldest son, who was diagnosed with auditory processing disorder. Story nights turned into The Wish, an original story written by . This first book became a series that was picked up by a publishing company.