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PechaKucha Presentation

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

PRESENTED ON JUN 08, 2018
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 19

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.

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Saltalarana

BY DIANA SANCHÍS
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 08, 2013

Saltalarana is a literacy promotion program employing storytellers. Presenters Diana Sanchís and Isabel Benito introduce us to the saltalarana, the great storytellers who try to excite people about stories. 

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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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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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You See, I Say: Transforming Pictures to Prose

BY HYACINTHE MILLER
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Hyacinthe Miller feels strongly that words are magic. She is an omnivorous reader, a world traveller, blogger and content curator. She shares about how, as a writer with a vivid imagination, her perceptions, especially of
the visual, yield stories.  

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Media Literacy in the Digital Age

BY LIZ SCHULZE
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"How is every scene constructed? How is every shot made intentional? How infact is every single choice contributing to a greater message?"

In Media Literacy in the Digital Age from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11Liz Shulze shares the importance of paying critical attention to media in the digital age. Shulze gives media literacy guidance to youth on their consumption and creation of media. 

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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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Drag Kings

BY LUCY LE BROCQ
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 25, 2017

"I wanted to show the explicit but romantic way drag kings transform into men and how its an art form that takes precision, time, and practice. They take their work very seriously."
 
In Drag Kings from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 26, Lucy Le Brocq takes us behind the scenes of a Drag King night. From the dressing room to the stage, this is an intimate portrayal of reinventing gender from the inside out...
 
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 1st, 2017. 
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Words, words, words

BY HENRY YOUNG
@ VOL 8 ON OCT 26, 2017

Bibliophile Henry Young loves to read. His story about the power of reading and the benefits of reading begin with an unfortunate incident whilst holidaying in Italy ...

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Creative Vision, Creative Voice

BY EMILY KASTNER
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

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