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Mark Strauss

Communications Trainer and Screenwriter in Sawyer, MI

Mark Strauss is a passionate creative professional and writer. In his presentation, Mark shares how the journey of writing a mystery/thriller movie screenplay led to an ongoing love for story structure that informs all of his creative and professional endeavors.

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For the Love of the Story

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Dena Davis is a mother, story teller, book seller, and community treasure. She has taken her passion for teaching and community-building and created Stories by the Sea; workshops to assist young writers in discovering, developing, and celebrating each one's unique voice and igniting the spark to tell their own stories. 

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Collaborative Fiction Writing: We do it, We are Somewhat Crazy

@ VOL 11 ON NOV 20, 2014

Getting two people together to write a book is like getting three people together to make a baby.” We didn’t say that, Doug Moe said that. We can’t speak to the baby thing, but we can tell you how we pull off the writing.

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Form Follows Fiction: How Story Drives Design

@ VOL 21 ON AUG 11, 2016

The creation of a bench through story.

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Telling A Story

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

In 20 slides Sarah Buxton explains how to tell a great story, to build a narrative that will conjure a feeling of instant connection, and a sense of belonging - no matter the medium you choose to use!

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BTHO a Novel: National Novel Writing Month in Bryan-College Station

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 26, 2017

Have you ever heard of NaNoWriMo? Madeline Turnipseed goes indepth on what that is. Even if you've never written a story, there is a story in you, and we want to help you tell it. National Novel Writing Month is an event that occurs every November when thousands of people across the globe write novels. Bryan-College Station has our own local region with over 150 novelists. Come write with us!

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Re-Writing Our Story of  The Tulelake Internment Camp

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 18, 2017

A story, most unlikely, of a Japanese American man and Emily Boardman discovering their common history at an WW II interment Camp.

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We All Have a Story, We All Need a Witness: Vulnerability as a Tool for Human Connection

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Writing a book, Aleksandra Corwin says, is like falling in love. It involves opening up the most vulnerable part of us and sharing it with others. As a book editor, Aleksandra has helped countless authors go through this journey, by being the first witness and doula to their story. Her presentation is about this process, but it is also about a critical time in her life when, for the first time, the role was reversed and she needed to accept her own vulnerability.

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Telling a Story without the Ending

@ VOL 15 ON DEC 06, 2018

Alex Halbleib is an Electrical Engineer, with strong interests in the power grid, the power of appliances, and telling stories with numbers in all kinds of ways.

"I love a well-told story. Stories come in a number of new formats these days, from movies, to songs, to video games! Little did I realize that I'd find my favorite type of story by sitting around a table with my friends, telling a story that I didn't know the ending to." -ah

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Telling Architecture (the Hidden Stories of Buildings)

@ VOL 39 ON APR 27, 2019

Writer and Registered Architect Abigail Hurst founded her own local practice in 2018, Tell Architecture Ltd, in order to combine her architectural education and training with her passion for writing. Abigail aims to design buildings that tell stories and write stories that Tell Architecture to help people comprehend, discover and connect to spaces, buildings, and cities. Abigail will relate a series of buildings personal to her, and the stories of how they have shaped her life. This journey will lead you to her practice today, and a proposal for a fresh way of telling the hidden stories of architecture, through the intersection of two disciplines: drawing and writing, to bring meaning and richness to our lives.