WATCH

PechaKucha Presentation

Read Like A Writer and Write Like One

PRESENTED ON JAN 30, 2014
IN SANTA BARBARA @ VOL 10

Lawrence Spann has a keen interest in literature and writing. Drawing from life experience and an advanced degree in Creative Writing and the Medical Humanities, he approaches the process of writing through the lives and works of poets, writers, song writers, artists and historical figures. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 17, 2014.

APPLAUD THIS!
Thumb slide3

Write Creating

BY LISA SHIPMAN AND ELAINE ALDRED
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 20, 2014

Write Creating is a partnership between Lisa Shipman and Elaine Aldred formed to foster a community of people interested in running creative writing workshops for children and young people. This might be teachers in primary and secondary education, or anyone who would like to know more about working with children within a creative environment.

Thumb keynote 20pecha 20kucha 20night 20 2316.128

蛇口阅读与写作一瞥 Reading and Writing in Shekou

BY NANXIAN CHEN
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 21, 2013

陈南先向我们展示了关于不同职业的人写的介绍蛇口发展的书籍以及图片。

Nanxian Chen shows us  some books and pictures to introduce the development of shekou whcih are wrriten by many people in different careers.

Thumb slide25

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.  

Thumb slide8

Loving a Writer (and some cats)

BY REBECCA ROSENBLUM
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Rebecca Rosenblum is the author of two short story collections. Mark Sampson has published five books. Can two creative people live under the same roof? Mark  and Rosenblum talk about marriage, writing, and cats.

Thumb slide112

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? 

Thumb 14 o brien

Writing Like Hell

BY BETSEY O'BRIEN
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Betsey O'Brien had a life changing experience - and then set to work filling a suitcase with her journals.

Thumb 1 20gandalf

How to Write

BY JONAS FREDÉN
@ VOL 62 ON MAR 07, 2018

Jonas Fredén, journalist, teaches us how to write. To summarize his PK: keep it simple!

Thumb 5. 20pecha 20kucha aleks 3 14 18.001

We All Have a Story, We All Need a Witness: Vulnerability as a Tool for Human Connection

BY ALEKSANDRA CORWIN
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Writing a book, Aleksandra Corwin says, is like falling in love. It involves opening up the most vulnerable part of us and sharing it with others. As a book editor, Aleksandra has helped countless authors go through this journey, by being the first witness and doula to their story. Her presentation is about this process, but it is also about a critical time in her life when, for the first time, the role was reversed and she needed to accept her own vulnerability.

Thumb slide051

Obscene and Indecent Materials: The Health Benefits of Reading and Defending Banned Books

BY ZAC THRIFFILEY
@ VOL 8 ON APR 06, 2018

Zac Thriffiley has made an only slightly lucrative career out of reading the books that others have told him not to read. Born and raised in New Orleans, his aunt was shocked to find him reading Moby-Dick in the middle of Barnes and Noble at the impressionable age of five, and she promptly replaced it with the more age-appropriate title, Green Eggs and Ham. When he was nine years old, his father scolded him for saying the word “bastard” out loud while reading A Separate Peace, and his mother nearly fainted when he brought a copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover into their home (his grandmother had nearly gotten expelled for reading the same book at school fifty years earlier). Such books taught him dangerous lessons, such as how to swear effectively, overthrow dystopian totalitarian governments, and treat everyone with kindness and respect.