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Brad Beauregard

Writer, Teacher, University of Maine in Bangor, Maine

Creating Legends

PRESENTED ON APR 12, 2013
IN BANGOR, ME @ VOL 8

Fiction writer Brad Beauregard discusses the way stories, legends, and tall tales help us revive the experience of the past, even if the past itself is lost in the process. By illustrating the details of some of the personal history that went into his fiction novel he explains just how history gets lost in the maturation of legends and the like.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 16, 2013. 

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Creating a Film from Scratch

BY PHILIP LEUNG
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Ever thought about making a film, but have very little experience? Philip Leung and Alex Narvaez discuss what it takes to shoot, direct, and edit a film that can gain festival exposure in under a year. All you need is passion.

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What is Kamishibai?

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Don Kratzer tells the history of Kamishibai, an art of telling story before the invention of television and manga. The lost art of Kamishibai was a legacy of story telling filled with great art and characters.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 13, 2015.

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Why "Grown-ups" Need Story Time Too

BY SHARON MOREHAM
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

Storyteller Sharon Moreham weaves a story around her journey into storytelling, sending us to far off lands, meeting far out characters and opening our minds to the importance of storytelling for kids and adults alike. 

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the Evolution of Story Slam

BY JIM BRESLIN
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 17, 2015

Speaker Jim Breslin talks about the popularity of Story Slams, the courageous storytellers who share their personal tales, and how hearing these stories develops empathy. Jim is the co-founder of Lancaster Story Slam and has produced over a hundred Story Slams throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Telling the Story of 30 million People in a Sinking Country

BY ADRIEN TAYLOR
@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

Journalist come entrepreneur and long time climate change advocate Adrien Taylor tells the story of how he took a leap of faith that led him to Bangladesh with a climate scientist and a few amateur documentary makers, to film a country that bears the highest burden of displacement due to climate change. The documentary 30 Million is out later this year.

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Telling A Story

BY SARAH BUXTON
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

In 20 slides Sarah Buxton explains how to tell a great story, to build a narrative that will conjure a feeling of instant connection, and a sense of belonging - no matter the medium you choose to use!

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The History of Telling Good Stories

BY JAIME GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Storytelling is what makes us human. Jaime Gutierrez explores the methods we use to tell stories and provides examples of great storytellers throughout history.

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The Story Behind a Forgotten Name on a Building

BY ADAM KNAPP
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

By day, Adam Knapp works at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, but in his spare time he has had a fascination with a name, forgotten to time, on the face of a building. He’ll share part of that person’s story and, along the way, why trust is important to change.

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Tell your children stories

BY ROSS METCALFE
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Ross Metcalfe loves telling stories to children. The act of storytelling is a gift from one generation to another. It only requires a willing adult and a willing child. He wants to awaken the storyteller in everyone by telling the story of Lilly and her Blue Kangaroo.