PechaKucha Presentation

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Naseem Hrab

Writer, Kids Can Press

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? 

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Read Like A Writer and Write Like One

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

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.

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Writing for Working Stiffs

@ VOL 1 ON JAN 29, 2015

Multi-tasking author Lucy Leitner recounts her creative process and inspiration for her first zombie satire novel, "Working Stiffs." 

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Bridges and Books

@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Patrick McBriarty shares his passion for bridges, and how he turned his attention to writing books on the topic.

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Making Kids' Books

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

Lisa Jahn-Clough is an author and illustrator of over twenty books for children and young adults. She shares with us her path to becoming an illustrator of Children's books, including a look at her process and inspirations.

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How to make Picture Books

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 17, 2015

Author and illustrator Elys Dolan reveals how exactly she goes about creating children’s picture books. With a focus on characters and animals she shows you what the secret ingrediants are to a great picture book story, including how to get copies of your book burned!

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In Atween – The Place To Be

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Jules Horne talks us through her one woman plays, short stories and other writing.

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Qu'est-Ce Qui Est Plus Grand?

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 30, 2017

Writing has always been Huwaida Ishaaq's passion and with her partner they created Heartwrite. After accepting any and most clients that came their way they decided to write their first ever children's book, and this was how the characters Nina and Kong Kong of their book, Qu'est-ce Qui Est Plus Grand?, became representations of hope and wisdom.

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Loving a Writer (and some cats)

@ 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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Writing, Women and World II

@ 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.