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Nick Walker

Writer in Coventry

Beginning, Middle and End


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

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You See, I Say: Transforming Pictures to Prose

@ 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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Stories for History

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2016

There is a value in recording and writing about the things around us for future historical understanding. Teah Abdullah of Songket Alliance, a consummate reader, writer and appreciator of stories gives her take on why we should start telling ours.

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TomTod Ideas

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 06, 2016

"Middle schoolers are not just our future. They have the ability to investigate real change, starting now."

In TomTod Ideas from PechaKucha Night Akron Vol.3, Joel Daniel Harris shares on TomTod Ideas which gives middle schoolers a serious avenue to explore creativity. Harris is the founder and Executive Dreamer of TomTod Ideas, an innovation incubator for middle school students, centered on launching students’ dreams for the common good. A Malone University alum, Harris has more than a decade of experience as an advocate for early adolescents and has served on a variety of boards and causes in his community. His work includes chairing committees for United Way and Leadership Stark County, serving as a mentor for both Canton City and Plain Local school districts, as a Service Learning Trip leader for Malone University. JDH received his Masters in 2012 from George Fox University and has been regularly honored for his work with students and in the community, including receiving the Layperson of the Year Award from the Canton Professional Educators’ Association (2014), Malone University’s Young Alumnus of the Year (2012) and as a Twenty under 40! recipient (2015).

Joel will be speaking to the underestimated abilities of middle schoolers. The best ideas often come from the places least expected. Rarely does anyone expect much of anything from a middle schooler. The fact is, though, that early adolescence, that liminal space in which middle schoolers reside, is a place of beauty, opportunity and imagination. Get ready for some stories of middle school brilliance and the chance to re-consider what we think "kids" are capable of.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday September, 12th, 2016. 

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How the World Could End

@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Congratulations, you are nearly at the end! Esteemed science writer Alok Jha sets out 5 scenarios in which the world could end. But its not all doom and gloom....

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Stay at Home Writer

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

From a bored stay-at-home mother to a novelist, Colleen Nelson's milestones are all big and well written.  She's got far more talent than some novelists we know *cough*Twlight*cough* and it well worth a watch and a read.  

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End of the Rainy Season

@ VOL 12 ON JUN 12, 2015

Marian Lindberg grew up hearing stories about her step-grandfather and his adventures in Brazil, and how he eventually disappeared while exploring the Amazon. She recounts her search for answers which took her to the very same place he disappeard, and how that journey turned into one of self-discovery.

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How I Became A Writer

@ VOL 23 ON SEP 01, 2017

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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Everyday Middle East

@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

Lindsay Mackenzie presents on how a small group of photographers are challenging visual stereotypes of the Middle East and beyond.

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What's On Your Rear End?

@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

David Carr has never seen so many bumper stickers in one location as Asheville, NC. He's got over 500 bumper sticker photos. The local newspaper, "Mountain Xpress", even has an annual "Best Of" category for these paper-vinyl tweets. "What's On Your Rear End?" is David's take and commentary on the best bumper stickers in this area.