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Holly Alcott

Administrative Assistant, Region 2 Arts Council in Bemidji

My Reading Obsession

PRESENTED ON AUG 15, 2013
IN BEMIDJI @ VOL 19

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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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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Why Reading Makes You A Better Person

BY ANDREA CECCHETTO
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 26, 2014

Liz Myers & Andrea Cecchetto describe the benefits that reading fiction has on one's personal development. The simple luxury of reading a book can help you become a better person through the understanding of language and emotions. Reading fiction has been proven to improve social, memory, and language skills. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 3, 2014.

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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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Reading Together

BY SARAH HUTCHINGS
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Can the simple act of reading change lives?  Sarah Hutchings, founder of Collected Works, a not-for-profit organisation based in Brighton, UK, believes in the power of books.  Her team runs 'City Reads' an annual city-wide reading club festival.  In her first ever PechaKucha Sarah shares her belief in books and people.

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Reading the Brain for Learning

BY JAN WIGMORE
@ VOL 30 ON OCT 15, 2016

Jan Wigmore lifts the lid on understanding the functioning of the brain to better help children and adults that may have learning difficulties.

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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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Reading Material

BY YEMI AWOSILE
@ VOL 8 ON OCT 26, 2017

"I'm interested in materials in their rawest state ... to the point where it's processed, to user intervention, to post consumption and disposal and reuse."

Yemi Awosile presents Reading Material.

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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.