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Writing, GetWritings.com in Seattle

PAST VOL 14

Los Angeles @ Royal/T
Sep 05, 2008

PAST VOL 4

Kathmandu @ Nepal Tourism Board
Nov 20, 2011

PAST VOL 6

Pune @ Malaka Spice
Oct 13, 2012

PAST VOL 2

Mariehamn @ Indigo bar
May 08, 2013

PAST VOL 2

Nottingham @ Nottingham writters' studio
Jun 20, 2014

PAST VOL 13

Ubud @ Betel Nut
Oct 12, 2013

PAST VOL 25

Dunedin @ Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Jun 07, 2015

Ubud @ Betel Nut

PAST VOL 17

Albany, NY @ Opalka Gallery/The Sage Colleges
Mar 23, 2018

PAST VOL 7

Penang @ MANO PLUS
Jul 23, 2019

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Il Tempo Di una Storia

BY SERGIO BADINO
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 31, 2014

Se ti piace scrivere (e quindi anche leggere), StudioStorie fa per te; se ami il cinema, la letteratura, i fumetti e, a prescindere dall’età, vuoi scoprire i segreti della scrittura, StudioStorie fa per te; se pensi di avere talento o, al contrario, non sei molto sicuro di averne, StudioStorie fa per te.

StudioStorie è una scuola, divertente ma rigorosa, che ti aiuterà a coniugare istinto e regole: perché scrivere non è solo improvvisazione, e neppure mero esercizio di stile. Scrivere è questione di cuore, di pancia e di testa. E siccome la tecnica si può apprendere e l’abilità perfezionare, è nata StudioStorie, la prima scuola che svela l’esistenza di alcuni princìpi comuni alla base dei diversi generi narrativi. Come in un gioco di prestigio, ma senza trucchi (tranne quelli del mestiere), l’esperienza e l’entusiasmo di Sergio Badino ti consentiranno di mettere in luce le tue attitudini e di acquisire la competenza necessaria per scrivere (bene) storie (belle).

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You See, I Say: Transforming Pictures to Prose

BY HYACINTHE MILLER
@ 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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Our Brunei Heritage

BY ROZAN YUNOS
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2016

Telling the history of Brunei, dating back (possibly) 16,000 years or more, one antique and artefact at a time, Rozan Yunos urges us all to collect moments and memorabilia.

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New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

BY ALLISON MEIER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.

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Art of the Pencils

BY CAROLINE WEAVER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

“Pencil is a small thing that can make a big difference in the lives of people who use them.”

In "Art of the Pencil" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16 , Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector but lifelong pencil lover, founded CW Pencil Enterprise in November 2014. With her pencil experts, Caroline digs up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

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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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Tactics to tackle writer’s block

BY ALEX CHRISTOPHER
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 06, 2018

Alex Christopher; writer, writing helper and communications gal, shares tactics to tackle that incredibly annoying thing that we’ve all faced – writer’s block.

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Dear Philomena

BY MUGABI BYENKYA
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

“Mama how much trauma can I contain?”  - Mugabi Byenkya

A stroke survivor who was once facing his own mortality shares his journey of searching, surviving, and coping. 

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Creating environmental awareness with a brush and a pen

BY SOFIA FORTUNATO
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Sofia is a scientist and an artist. Today, she will tell you about what inspires her work and her journey becoming a creative writer.

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Returning to the Forest

BY KELCEY EDWARDS
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 14, 2018

Kelcey Edwards, is a writer, filmmaker, and curator. Her films have been featured in film festivals across the country, and has recently launched Iron Gate East which is a gallery and exhibition series based out here in the Hamptons. Join us we venture into the life of a successful writer, curator, and filmmaker.

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Big, Bold, Visionary PKN Chicago

Following up on the recent special edition PechaKucha Night in Chicago we covered last week, here's a nice write-up on the event by writer Lynn Becker, who was a presenter as well -- that's him pictured above.

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Eye Writer

As we promised, here's the first of our series of presentations from last night's pre-TDW edition of PechaKucha Night (Vol. 77), as artist and researcher Zachary Lieberman walks us through an amazing project that has brought creative life again to an artist -- graffiti artist TEMPT -- who has lost the ability to move.

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Guilty Pleasures of a Video Game Writer and Greetings from Osijek

Presentations For nearly 8 years Steve Jaros has been lucky enough to be a working writer in the video games industry. Most recently he was nominated for best writing at the Game Developers Choice Awards for his work on the game Saints Row: The Third. Naturally, he lost to Portal 2. In this presentation (from PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 9), Steve shares some of his guilty pleasures. Akio Aoki (Miru) covers (in Japanese, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 93) a few of his projects and products, and also shares some of the exhibitions that have featured his work. Posters We kick off the week with a few new posters on our Tumblr blog. Covered are the following events: PKN Halifax Vol. 11, PKN Memphis Vol. 3, PKN London Vol. 8, and PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11, pictured above.  Photos and video We have one new gallery of photos [Facebook] to share with you today, from last week's PKN Amsterdam Vol. 22. Pictured above, a look at the warehouse-like venue. When we approve a new PKN series, we ask the new organizer (or team) to send us a greeting video (PK founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham do the same for the city's first event). Here's the wonderful video from the organizers of PKN Osijek. Links Today's links include a few tips on making a PechaKucha presentation, and some nice coverage of Tulsa's recent first PKN."PechaKucha for professional presentations - Do's and Don'ts" [Where Next]"PechaKucha Night at Living Arts of Tulsa celebrates creativity" [Tulsa World]Calendar It's going to be a slow week -- summer has officially hit -- but don't let that stop you from catching the events that are being held, like tonight's (July 17) PKN Jacksonville Vol. 20. 

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Read Like A Writer and Write Like One

If you can read, you can write.  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. In "Read Like a Writer and Write Like One" from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 10, Lawrence gives us some very valuable tips that helped him when he was getting into writing.

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Writing on the Wall

"I go to art shows and I lick the paintings." Educator-turned-artist Jamie Smith confesses to have been unaware Abu Dhabi was a real location until she decided to move there. This was only the beginning of her journey to become an artist, and in "Writing on the Wall" from PKN Richmond, BC Vol. 5 she shows us how she created a way for individuals to post their anonymous confessions which she could then use as inspiration for her paintings.

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Forever Weird, and Not So Clear

“Where does nature end and building begin?” Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. In “Forever Weird, and Not So Clear” from PKN Chicago Vol. 32, Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing.

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Local Writeup on PNKLB

Long Beach Post recently wrote an article about the upcoming launch of PechaKucha Long Beach.  ArtExchange to Host Innovative Bimonthly Speaker Series During Third Thursdays Programming by ASIA MORRIS on MAY 13 2015 17:22 What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “PowerPoint presentation?” Perhaps a heavy sigh escapes your mouth, paired with an eye roll, as you imagine all the professors in your past who tried to use said technology to unsuccessfully liven up an already boring lecture. Maybe you get a little anxious at the thought of having to give your own presentation, when the words you want to say don’t necessarily coordinate with the images or words projected behind you. PechaKucha 20x20 is exactly the opposite.  Read more: http://lbpost.com/life/arts-culture/2000006079

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Stuck on Film

"If you make a film, it can be like a book. A film director is like a writer. The characters are his actors and the camera is his pen." In Stuck on Film from Tokyo Vol. 120, Jesse Freeman, photographer/filmmaker based in Japan, takes us on a tour of the film projects he has produced, and also shares some of the things that have inspired and informed his work. After checking out this inspiring presentation, go watch his films and dive deeper into his imagination.  

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Doan Linh Hand Written Letters

“I use handwritten letter to listen and encourage people…” In "Hand Written Letters", from PechaKucha Night Ho Chi Minh City Vol.9, Doan Linh started "Letter to Angel", a non-profit organisation committed to bringing the lost art of handwritten letters back to people in Vietnam and around the world. In this presentation, she shares with us her vision behind L2A and what she hopes to achieve through it. It would be unfair to mention that she’s only 20 years old because her thoughts are much bigger the tiny number! Grab some paper and a pen, you might want to hand write your loved ones a letter right after listening to her talk.  

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Introduction of Paul Roy

Hello Wanaka! The speaker of day is producer, director, cinematographer and writer Paul Roy from Wanaka. Paul has been making documentaries and observational documentary series for major television networks for nearly 40 years in over 40 countries around the world. He has also photographed for and published in national magazines and newspapers. There is no doubt he will show us pretty amazing stuff! Check his websites at links below:http://www.paulroy41.comhttp://www.birdseyeproductions.org