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PechaKucha Presentation

How I Became A Writer

PRESENTED ON SEP 01, 2017
IN SIOUX FALLS @ VOL 23

Matthew Rennels is a writer, author, and blogger, who writes on topics of faith and fear, and that covers about everything.

Matthew has a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers, before entering the finance industry as a technical writer, where he’s worked for the past eight years. He is also working on a creative writing Masters of Fine Arts degree at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe. He has a diabetic dog named Pongo. Did you know that dogs can be diabetic?

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The Importance of Setting

BY MICHELLE WILDGEN
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

Michelle Wildgen discusses how the choice to live in Madison, WI has changed her writing and why the Midwest is a great place to be a writer.

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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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Beginning, Middle and End

BY NICK WALKER
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 07, 2017

In 'Beginning, Middle, and End', writer Nick Walker talks about how all of these things are terrifying...

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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.

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Tactics to tackle writer’s block

BY ALEX CHRISTOPHER
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 06, 2018

Alex Christopher; writer, writing helper and communications gal, shares tactics to tackle that incredibly annoying thing that we’ve all faced – writer’s block.

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Dear Philomena

BY MUGABI BYENKYA
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

“Mama how much trauma can I contain?”  - Mugabi Byenkya

A stroke survivor who was once facing his own mortality shares his journey of searching, surviving, and coping. 

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Wild Writer

BY TANYA SHADRICK
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 15, 2018

Inspirational artist and writer Tanya Shadrick explains how her response to an act of vandalism set her on a journey of career change and creativity. Now a sought after artist-in-residence, with the famous David Nash as her mentor, Tanya is a true creative tour de force.

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Writing, Women and World II

BY JO BAILEY
@ VOL 37 ON SEP 19, 2018

Jo Bailey is a full time freelance writer, editor and author who writes books in her 'spare time'. She has just published her fourth, called Never Forget, a collection of six extraordinary, true World War II stories.

In this PechaKucha, Jo introduces the courageous people in her book, whose lives were turned upside down by war. She also discusses her own journey as a reader and writer, which led to the creation of Never Forget. Jo hopes being reminded of the horrors of war might lead to a conversation about how we can move on from the things which divide us and focus instead on building community, compassion and love.

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How I became a Struggling Artist

BY LAURA FRAEDRICH
@ VOL 34 ON NOV 28, 2018

Laura Fraedrich talks about how she became a professional artist and an art teacher.