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NEXT EVENT VOL 28

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Join us on December 11th at Holocene for PechaKucha Night PDX :: Vol 28 :: Childhood Stories

“I really love being human. But some days I really wish I could be a fairy.” - Greta, Age 4

For Volume 28 we are going to travel back in time to revisit our childhoods – that special period that most everyone couldn’t wait to escape, only to consistently desire to have back.

From bell bottoms to slap bracelets, first loves to first fights, and make-believe opportunities to real-life possibilities, which moments imprinted on you? Which patterns of behavior shaped you into the adult you are today?  How is your work greatly influencing or being influenced by the next generation?

We’ll learn the foundational stories of some of the area's most interesting thinkers and doers. First businesses, early talents, defining experiences, greatest influences, and revealing habits – they’re all fair game. The act of traveling back can help illuminate the way forward. Join us on the journey.

PechaKucha Night Portland :: Volume 28 :: Childhood Stories

December 11 2018 :: Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison

Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7:30pm

Tickets: $5

Holocene is a 21+ Venue

What is PechaKucha Night?  PechaKucha Night is an event series happening in 1,000+ cities around the world where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts and holiday snaps around a central theme in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. Each city’s event is locally produced, curated and directed by an all volunteer team.

About PechaKucha Night Portland: https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/portland-or

About PechaKucha Global: https://www.pechakucha.org

 

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Radical Goofing

BY AMANDA COPPLE
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

In her talk, Amanda Copple invites the audience into her personal happy place, which she calls "radical goofing". She reveals her tale of finding her happy place at a young age and explains why she lost it and how she got it back.

 

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On the Microphone, I Come Correct

BY TARA DUBLIN
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

My Happy Place is wherever I am behind a microphone. On the radio, hosting an event, singing karaoke, interviewing major political figures for my new podcast; give me that mic and I’m completely at ease. There is no isolating feeling of social awkwardness. There is no question of whether or not I belong. There is no reason to justify why I’m there. It always feels right. It always feels like home. The location can change, but the feeling is always the same.

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Moments on the Trail

BY GEORGE PURVIS
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

Happiness is not a constant state, it comes in moments. This is a story of finding the best of those moments deep in the woods with my dog, and how I worked to increase those happy moments throughout my life.

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My Year of Unhappy Places

BY COURTENAY HAMIESTER
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

Courtenay Hamiester has been a pessimist her whole life. In her mid-40's, she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and she realized that pessimism wasn't her nature, it was pathology. And if anxiety had dug these ruts in her neural pathways that made her think everything was going to suck, was there a way she could dig herself out of them by re-teaching her brain that everything was going to be okay? So then, she decided to start doing things that scared her and then writing about them after realizing that a person can't die from.

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Supported By Bros and Bordeaux

BY ALEX AGAN
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

Alex Agan is a former Lake Oswebro who was living a standard linear life before a life changing event shook everything up. In his effort to recover any facet of his previous, normal, life he discovered, with the help of his happy place, that "normal" is nothing to be desired.

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Sacred Space

BY HARRIS NEWMAN
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

I’ll be speaking about my Happy Place in relation to Joseph Campbell’s writing on “the sacred space”—i.e., the place you honor/sanctify for creativity and breakthrough—and how I’ve incorporated it into my life. 

Harris Newman is a writer in Portland. You can find his work in Oregon Business Magazine, Vortex Magazine, or on websites of various small business owners. His upcoming book, Dreamweavers, is about stories of people who followed their dreams. He loves basketball, making zines, chocolate chip cookies, or any combination thereof.   

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The Happy Place of Music

BY SARAH WILLIAMS
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

Sarah Williams spent the bulk of her life as an athlete, either in or on top of the water. Athletics was a source of joy and strength, as well as an escape. However, as she transitioned into adulthood, she lost connection to this valuable resource until she discovered a new one. One that would prove to be available not only 24/7, but valuable in more ways than she could have imagined.

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When You're Neck Deep In the Flood...

BY SHARI STATEN
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

One place.  Many ways there.  My happy place when it feels like life is living me.

Shari Staten is a writer, writing worktop facilitator, Telecommunications Representative and aspiring web developer. Shari moved to Portland OR from Michigan, was raised in both the Mid-West and Connecticut, is a University of Hartford alumna and a Multiple Sclerosis patient. She is also a current Executive Board Member of Write Around Portland, a local nonprofit.

 

PORTLAND OR Blog

City Focus: Portland, OR


 
Presenting their
23rd Volume at the Holocene, our wonderful friends in Portland, OR take this week's City Focus! With their stimulating presentations, they will undoubtedly capture the intellectual minds of Portland, so be sure to not miss out on PechaKucha Night Portland OR Vol. 23! Hope to see you all there and as always, Keep Portland Weird!

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