Past Williamsburg Event: VOL 14

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Get Caught Listening

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

"Listening to a book isn't just for long car trips. And they're not on cassette tapes any more."

Audiobook narrator Elizabeth Wiley gives a brief overview of the world of audiobooks, a peek inside her closet (aka studio) and why everyone should become an avid listener.

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The Dropbox: Saving Lives. One Baby at a Time.

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

What does it take to save unwanted babies? Every year, hundreds of unwanted babies are abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea and many do not survive. Compelled by his love and compassion for such children, Pastor Lee Jong-Rak builds a safe haven for these unwanted babies in the form of a "Baby Box." During a recent trip to South Korea, Jane Kim witnessed the reality of the situation and the love that compels people, like Pastor Lee, to sacrifice so much—even for just one child.

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Ninja Art

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

Every masked superhero needs needs a Peter Parker who can chronicle their feats. For the Ninja Artist of Williamsburg, that's Dale Weiss. He has been able to capture images of each anonymous installation, and was able to find the story behind them.

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Sweet Tea & Magnolias

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

Vintage and contemporary folk art is alive and thriving in the American South.  Join Davie Burgdorf as he explores the background of this art and discusses some of the artists who create these fun and unique expressions of creativity with a distinctively Southern twist.

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Because Chickens

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

"This is the stuff dreams are made of, which is why you should have chickens in your backyard because you can have experiences like these."

In "Because Chickens", from PechaKucha Williamsburg Vol. 14, Gretchen Bedell shares the hazards, perils, and general ridiculousness of suburban chicken keeping. She explains how her "Mexican ground parrots" as she calls them to circumnavigate the homeowners association's chicken ban. are basically just like fish for the backyard, but they lay eggs you actually want to eat. You bound to learn something interesting in this quirky PechaKucha, for example how one can actually reclaim eggs from thieving snakes. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. 

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InstaKucha: The Gran Fondo of Richmond

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

Get ready for a small bit of drama, guys in hot pants, and a unicorn semen reference. Ryan Bedell took his pictures on his 101 mile bike ride today. He had just enough time to throw them into his presentation (and take a shower).

Dale Weiss
Architect, GuernseyTingle in Williamsburg, Virginia
Jane Kim
College of William & Mary in Williamsburg
Elizabeth Wiley
Theatre Professor/Audiobook Narrator, College of William & Mary & freelance in Williamsburg
Gretchen Bedell
Lady in Charge, Odd Moxie in Williamsburg