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An Intrigue of Kittens

PRESENTED ON SEP 16, 2017
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 10

A disagreement with her teenage son about if 'Prolly' was actually a word is what brings Julee Laurent to this edition of PechaKucha. The rise of cell phone texting as communication, shorter attention spans in society, and a general disinterest in many youth to pursue language drove Julee and her partner Dennis Anderson to find a new way to instill lessons in language, disguised as a fun adventure. Through their new children's book,  'Lola and Lazlo: Into the Woods' they hope to introduce a love of words and original artwork to a new generation

Julee has been published in Gannett Press Newpapers, Redbook, Marie Claire, Village Voice Media, Tribune News Papers, DiG Magazine, Censored Magazine, InReview and was a copywriter for Diesel Clothing and Coca-Cola. Her band ‘Michigan City Vandals’ has toured the country while having their music featured on shows for HBO and the film ‘CBGB’ in 2014.

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Collage Illustration

BY KEITARO SUGIHARA
@ VOL 74 ON JUN 30, 2010

Illustrator and artist Keitaro Sugihara presents a collection of his works, including his latest project that takes the form of a children's book.
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Unfamous Pirates

BY KARLA DAVIS AND JAMES ABERCROMBIE
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 04, 2013

Karla Davis and James Abercrombie have a daughter who loves books and pirates. So they did the only logical thing, they made a book about pirates. In this presentation they talk about how they got their inspiration for the content of the book and then share a few of the poems they made for it.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 29, 2014.

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How to make Picture Books

BY ELYS DOLAN
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 17, 2015

Author and illustrator Elys Dolan reveals how exactly she goes about creating children’s picture books. With a focus on characters and animals she shows you what the secret ingrediants are to a great picture book story, including how to get copies of your book burned!

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The Magical Mystical Picture Book

BY KATHI APPELT
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 29, 2016

Noted children's book author, Kathi Appelt, talks about how, on its face, a picture book is a perfect blend of text and art, but if it’s done really well, it transcends both. It contains inestimable power.

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How I Became A Writer

BY MATTHEW RENNELS
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 01, 2017

Matthew Rennels is a writer, author, and blogger, who writes on topics of faith and fear, and that covers about everything.

Matthew has a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers, before entering the finance industry as a technical writer, where he’s worked for the past eight years. He is also working on a creative writing Masters of Fine Arts degree at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe. He has a diabetic dog named Pongo. Did you know that dogs can be diabetic?

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Qu'est-Ce Qui Est Plus Grand?

BY HUWAIDA ISHAAQ
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 30, 2017

Writing has always been Huwaida Ishaaq's passion and with her partner they created Heartwrite. After accepting any and most clients that came their way they decided to write their first ever children's book, and this was how the characters Nina and Kong Kong of their book, Qu'est-ce Qui Est Plus Grand?, became representations of hope and wisdom.

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Childrens Book Illustration

BY MARGARET STURTON
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

Margaret Sturton would like to share the amazing experience of studying children's book illustration at Anglia Ruskin University.

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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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Dear Philomena

BY MUGABI BYENKYA
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

“Mama how much trauma can I contain?”  - Mugabi Byenkya

A stroke survivor who was once facing his own mortality shares his journey of searching, surviving, and coping.