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Deirdra McAfee

Writer, Self in Richmond

Big Subject, Great Stories: the Making of Lock & Load: Armed Fiction

PRESENTED ON JUN 01, 2018
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 19

Deirdra McAfee discusses how she and co-editor BettyJoyce Nash built a literary anthology—the only book in America helping us talk about guns.

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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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Story

BY MARK STRAUSS
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

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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BY ADAM ROTHSTEIN
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Speaker Adam Rothstein talks about the making of his science fiction film and everything that goes into the process.

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Strain-ger than Fiction

BY RYANN AOUKAR
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

"I was in China, I was alone. I said 'How can I do it? How can I make it? I have 10 days in my hotel. Lets do something!'"

In Strain-ger than Fiction from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 16, Ryann Aoukar summarizes the process of designing a product, prototyping it, marketing it, having it picked up by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, failing to bring the product to the mass market, failing on Kickstarter, relaunching the product after a year, finally getting it made, getting it stolen 3 times in less than a month, getting featured with the founder of Alibaba in the Globe and Mail, and selling it in 32 countries around the world. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. 

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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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Mary Sue vs Strong Female Character

BY AJ FITZWATER
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Up and coming talent science fiction writer AJ Fitzwater intertwines gender, queer and intersectional themes into her short stories. She's noticed a pattern in the world of science fiction. Why is the hero, never a girl? Why is the strong female always somehow a victim? Are you ready to join her on this journey to a galaxy not so far away..?

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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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When History and Fiction Collide

BY DAVID ARENSTAM
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 10, 2016

David Arenstam is a teacher and writer. He received his undergraduate degree from Bates College and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Harvard University. He teaches at Thornton Academy in Saco, where he was a Maine Teacher of the Year finalist. As a journalist, David regularly contributes articles to local newspapers, magazines, and online media companies. He recently published his debut novel, “Homecoming: A Soldier’s Story of Loyalty, Courage, and Redemption.” Two weeks after its publication, David’s novel was nominated for the 2017 William E. Colby Award for emerging writers of military fiction or nonfiction. 

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Flash Fiction on IG

BY CHRIS LEDOUX
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 15, 2018

Chris Ledoux is the author of a flash fiction (fiction that is very short) novel series on Instagram called 'The Burnt Sunset.' An apocalyptic, dystopian world is depicted and accompanied by eye-catching illustration.

Follow for more at @theburntsunset.