Go out there. Search for your colors. Put as many on your palette as you can, mix them, and make them your own. 

Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor, Maine for ten years. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. In "Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 12, she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. She speaks about her home in Sumatra, it's matrilinear culture, and tells us some historical myths. 



Ever wondered what your hometown would look like after a major catastrophy?

Jadrien Cousens is a Maine-based artist who jumps between traditional and digital mediums. At PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 7 he presents on his series entitled "Aftermath" which shows eight images of constructed and deconstructed spaces using image manipulation. He explains the reason for the series was to display his loss of mystery for Bangor now from when he was a child.

From Concept to Completion

"People are a lot like spaghetti -- there are parts that you can see, and there are other parts that kind of dip and twist beneath."

Josh Alves is a children's book illustrator and cartoonist from Glenburn, Maine. He's illustrated chapter books, picture books, and has created graphics and animations for interactive books and mobile games. In "From Concept to Completion" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 11 He shares his experience of self-producing his first children's book, "Lilly Bristol, Dinosaur Wrangler".

“There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.”

Vanessa Graham is a 15-year-old high school sophomore and Doctor Who fan who is proud of her geek heritage. In "Adventures through Time and Space" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 9, she describes how this British cult-hit television program has shaped many aspects of her life. Careful, or she'll challenge you to Time Lord trivia!

September has begun *cues up Earth, Wind & Fire* which means the beginning of the end of summer *cues up the theme to JAWS*, and a great set of presentations from the month of August! *back to Earth, Wind & Fire*

1. "The Fear of Sharks

2. "Books in the Age of the iPad

3. "Toilets of the Future, Now

4. "Creating Legends"

5. "Old into New

In today's Presentation of Day, "Creating Legends" from PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 8, fiction writer Brad Beauregard discusses the way stories, legends, and tall tales help us revive the experience of the past, even if the past itself is lost in the process.

By illustrating the details of some of the personal history that went into his fiction novel he explains just how history gets lost in the maturation of legends and the like.

Ever seen a small town distilled and put into a jar? Well now you have!

This steampunk-esque poster was made by graphic designer Andrea Beaulieu of Kreatif Dezign for Bangor, Maine's Vol. 8 PechaKucha evening! PKN Bangor, ME will be held this Friday, April 12 in the Brick Church. Be there or be bottled up!

To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

Bangor, Maine holds their PechaKucha nights in a bagel cafe, so seeing photos and hearing aobut this event gets us pretty hungry. 

PKN Bangor's organizer Gibran Graham had this to say abou their Vol. 7:

We just had an amazing [event] on Friday night, selling out our venue to the line waiting at the door. Photos are up on the event page of the PK website. We also managed to get 7 of the 8 presenters registered on the site. It really does make it look so good. Thank you for creating such an aesthetically-pleasing website.

 The audience response to the event was inspiring with an amazing cross-section of the city's populace filling the venue and voicing their enjoyment and thanks for having such a creative outlet presented to them. By far, my favorite aspect of the evening is the connections the presenters made with the audience and themselves. It's so great to see the ongoing conversations stemming from the ideas and stories we witnessed that night.

To see snaps from PechaKucha Nights near you and from all over the world, check out our Global Map.

This poster from Bangor, Maine was designed by Maggi Blue (Magpie Creative). She's a graphic designer, glass artisan and metal-smith extraordinaire. The level of talent our presenters and organizers possess never ceases to amaze us here at PechaKucha HQ.

PKN Bangor will be hosting their Vol. 7 evening on the 22nd, with presenters discussing photography, hacking, design, and more. 

To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

PKN Chattanooga Vol. 10 Presentations Clay Bennett is a political cartoonist who left Alabama for Massachusetts, only to find himself returning to his Southern roots by way of a move to Tennessee, and more specifically, Chattanooga. He tells his story in his presentation (from PKN Chattanooga Vol. 10), highlighting each part with with a selection of his cartoons. Eva Štybrava is the founder of a group of painters called the Saint Thomas Five. Her presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1) offers up a selection of their works, as well as revealing their process. PKN Bratislava Vol. 20 Posters We have three new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with the one you see above, for this month's PKN Bratislava Vol. 20. You'll also find the posters for PKN Wellington Vol. 15 and PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 6.  PKN Moscow Vol. 21 PKN Moscow Vol. 21 PKN Moscow Vol. 21 Photos and event news Here's a photo gallery [Facebook] for the recent PKN Moscow Vol. 21 -- above, a few shots that give a peek at what the event, held outdoors, looked like.  Next week (on September 13), PKN Amsterdam will be hosting a special event at the Stedelijk Museum, under the canopy of the new building, as pictured below. You'll find more details, as well as the full list of presenters with links, on the official event page. Stedelijk Museum Calendar Here's what you'll find on the agenda for tonight (September 4): PKN Chicago Vol. 23, PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2, and PKN Cap Town Vol. 20. Tomorrow, we have PKN Roanoke Vol. 3 and PKN Trnava Vol. 5.