PechaKucha Presentation

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Anna Day

in Dundee

Literary Dundee

PRESENTED ON NOV 06, 2012
IN DUNDEE @ VOL 4

Anna Day is the Director of Literary Dundee, and she is publishing manager of Dundee University Press and co-founded Playroom Press with her husband, Chris Collins. Chris is a book designer. The first Playroom Press book, Dundee 123, is a counting book for cool kids using Dundee's landmarks.

In their presentation, Anna and Chris chat about their love of all things lit and their new book, Dundee 123.

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To Kids About Kids

BY MARINA POTANINA
@ VOL 12 ON DEC 11, 2010

Marina Potanina is the president of a charity foundation called To Kids About Kids. In her presentation she talks about the project, and the creation of an animated series about school life for a group of kids, with one of the main characters being a girl in a wheelchair. In Russia, there are no books, TV, or other examples of adequate communication with people with disabilities. Marina believes that if we start by talking to kids about these issues, that our society will be changed.  (in Russian)

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My Life In Books: A Reader's Journey

BY SPENCER WILSON
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 06, 2015

Spencer Wilson takes on an autobiographical journey through his life in books.

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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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Talking Books

BY ROSIE
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Bookbinder Rosie talks about how the how the human urge to record information led to writing and then to invention of books. How they were improved - and then stayed the same for 1000s of years...because they are perfect!

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Making Kids' Books

BY LISA JAHN-CLOUGH
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

Lisa Jahn-Clough is an author and illustrator of over twenty books for children and young adults. She shares with us her path to becoming an illustrator of Children's books, including a look at her process and inspirations.

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Strengthening the Literary Girl Gang

BY GWEN BEATTY
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 15, 2015

Have you ever wanted to write? Hear what this presenter discovered about women authors in the Indie lit community, how the discoveries shaped her approach to composing her own work and what she does to support women in the literary community. 

 

 

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Visual Literature

BY CRYSTAL LAKE
@ VOL 28 ON SEP 22, 2016

Crystal Lake is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Wright State University. She earned her PhD in 2008, and before moving to Dayton in 2011, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Crystal teaches courses and conducts research on British literature, history, and culture.

 

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Literary Love in Lahore

BY MEHR HUSAIN
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2017

Mehr F Husain is a Lahore based journalist. She was a columnist for Mail Today/MailOnline (The Daily Mail). She has worked as Features editor at The Friday Times and Assistant editor at Good Times. She has had short stories published by Oxford University press and Mongrel Books. Mehr is editor of 'Multan: A Spiritual Legacy', a book that was presented to Queen Elizabeth. She has also performed stand-up comedy as the opening act for Lahore’s first all female troupe Auratnaak. Her work has appeared or been quoted in DAWN, Herald, Pakistan Today, The News, Times of India, Libas International, The Diplomat, Pakistan Link and she was featured in The Economist's 1843. Mehr holds a MSc. in Asian Politics from SOAS, University of London and a BSc. in Politics with Business Management (Hons.) from Queen Mary, University of London. She was also accepted into a MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies at St. Edmunds College, Cambridge. 

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Books as Acts of Overcoming

BY KAREN LONG
@ VOL 29 ON AUG 19, 2016

Karen Long was the book editor of The Plain Dealer. Now she manages the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards – the only juried prize for the best books each year that confront racism and celebrate diversity. Karen works at the Cleveland Foundation and is a literary critic. In this presentation, she make the case that books themselves can be acts of overcoming.