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Emily Kastner

Writer-Illustrator in Kalamazoo, MI

Creative Vision, Creative Voice

PRESENTED ON JAN 25, 2018
IN KALAMAZOO @ VOL 3

Emily Kastner invites us to join her in her experiences and passions as she encourages young kids in embracing their creative voice. 

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My Reading Obsession

BY HOLLY ALCOTT
@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Holly Alcott could read by the age of 4. Ever since then, she has been reading every chance she got. By 3rd grade she was reading at the 12th grade reading level. She has now passed her reading addiction on to her son, who has developed the same habits she had.

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The Dangers of Creative Ideas

BY FRANCIS MIZIO
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 17, 2013

Francis Mizio wants to warn us about the dangers of creative ideas. To do this, he gives us the example of the Marquis of Camarasa. The Marquis was a spanish aristocrat, mad inventor, and "literary crazy," who spent his life writing a book aimed at answering the question: "Why do we push the wheelbarrow rather than pull?" (in French)

 

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The Literacy Imperative

BY JACKIE HOLLOWAY
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

A vision from God, led Jackie Holloway to become Art Director for The Literacy Imperative; Inc. in 2008, offering free classes, exposing students to art history and education. The studio provides students an overview of art instruction, trends, techniques and styles, enhancing their ability, bringing spiritual change through art.  Student art exhibits were held at local & regional venues to assist students marketing art work becoming profitable artist. Students have gone on to college, become business owners, and even instructors.

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Creative Collaboration

BY TIFFANY BLACKDEN
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 27, 2015

Tiffany, a local business owner, discussion creative ways for businesses and the community to collaborate and create a thriving community! 

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Living Literacy: Reading Beyond the Page

BY ROBERT WHITE
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

Rob White grew up in South Bend, IN and now lives in St. Joseph MI. Rob has a BA of Arts in English, and Masters of Arts in English from Indiana University with dual concentrations in literature and creative writing. 

"The next time you're overwhelmed by an unfamiliar Discourse, find an anchor and look for something in common. Nuture your sense of curiosity and wonder. Expand your personal discourse library!"

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Fantastical Maps

BY CAMBRIDGE CURIOSITY AND IMAGINATION CCI
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

Two members of the team from Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination, Helen Stratford and Sally Todd share about their organisation and how it aims to inspire and enrich by organising creative projects for communites. Stratford and Todd then share more in depth about one project in St Neots: working with school children to create fantastical maps.

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The Story of Buffalo BookBike

BY AMY OZAY
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

“We need to bring the fun back to reading, and rolling up with a book bike might be a way to do that.” 

In The Story of Buffalo BookBike from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Founder of Buffalo BookBike in Buffalo, NY, Amy Ozay, talks about her love of Buffalo, books, and bikes. Taking inspiration from similar programs in other cities, she launched Buffalo BookBike in 2015, which gives free books to the children of Buffalo in parks and playgrounds throughout the summer months. The BookBike has given away over 1,000 books to date, with the hopes of slowing down the summer slide. Her dream is to increase the reach of the BookBike, foster more collaboration between local literacy organizations, and help convert Buffalo parks to open air libraries in the future. As Cicero wrote, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” 

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This is Your Creative Wake Up Call!!!

BY NADIYA VIRANI
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Fueled by pixels, pantones & peanut butter, Nadiya Virani is a creative, multidisciplinary Graphic Designer with an eye for innovation & passion for typography. She recalls her first Creative Wake Up Call and how it propelled her into a career that assists others in bringing their own creative visions to life. 

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Diversity & Literacy: The importance of drag performers reading to children

BY KALEB ROBERTSON
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

While you may have already heard about drag queen story times, it's important to hear about the impact it has had on families. Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime is an event that focuses around literacy and diversity that celebrates the differences. Listen to Fluffy’s talk to find out what impact it’s been made to the community.