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Living Literacy: Reading Beyond the Page

PRESENTED ON AUG 20, 2015
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 2

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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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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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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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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Media Literacy For Everyone

BY BILL SIMMON
@ VOL 21 ON JUL 14, 2016

“I would argue that media education is every bit as important, if not more important than computer science but I know of know corresponding national movement to get this kind of media creation and education into schools.”

Bill Simmon
talks about the power of community-made media, and the dangers of NOT making media. Simmon is a filmmaker, writer, media educator, community/social/new media evangelist based in Burlington, Vermont.

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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. 

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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.