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Crystal Bowling

in Bowling Green

The Writing Process, or An Excuse to Watch YouTube Videos & Drink Beer

PRESENTED ON SEP 25, 2012
IN BOWLING GREEN @ VOL 1

Author Crystal Bowling shines a light on her creative process, from formulating her ideas, to editing, to publishing. She highlights the importance of regular stress relief throughout each step, regardless of how irreverent these breaks may appear on the surface to others.

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

BY CHRIS PAULS
@ 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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Writing for Working Stiffs

BY LUCY LEITNER
@ 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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The Heart's Territory

BY SHENIZ JANMOHAMED
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

Sheniz Janmohamed is an artist educator, spoken word artist and the author of two collections of poetry: Bleeding Light and Firesmoke (Mawenzi House). When she's not facilitating writing workshops, she's drinking coffee and pretending to write. Her talk investigates where the borders of belonging begin and end? What is the inner landscape of one's heart? Is home a place or a journey? 

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Story

BY MARK STRAUSS
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

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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In Atween – The Place To Be

BY JULES HORNE
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

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

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Writing. Joy. Life

BY EVGENIYA KAPITANOVA
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 27, 2017

Как жить творческой жизнью и получать успехи играючи:)

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Make Me Laugh, Grownup!

BY NASEEM HRAB
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

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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Twenty Citations: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Writing a Collection of Poems

BY MATTHEW CARLIN
@ VOL 36 ON APR 10, 2019

Matthew Carlin shares his inspiration for his writing.

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Liar, Liar, Author on Fire

BY SAMANTHA BEIKO
@ VOL 37 ON FEB 20, 2019

Samantha Beiko does many things. She's an author, editor, designer, and community organizer, but above all, she's a liar. Samantha regularly utilizes the art of lying creatively in her work, a practice that's taken her quite far. Want to find out how she does it? Listen in to learn how creative lying has helped Samantha in this rocket-powered 20x20 talk.

Samantha's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 37, on February 20 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.