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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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Why Did the Famous Person Play with the Glue?

BY ANGUS WOODWARD
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 11, 2019

So maybe you went to school with someone famous, and maybe he made a fool of himself one day in shop class. You might tell the story over dinner and at parties for decades, honing your delivery. But what's the point? What purpose does the anecdote really serve? You may not find out until late in life, and when you do find out, you may come to understand the healing power of story. Or, at least, that's how it happened for Angus Woodward

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Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?

BY CHELSEA HARRIS
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 11, 2019

How do we hold on to our inner child? One way is to cherish the influences of our childhood. In this talk, Chelsea Harris, aka Chelsea Wellsee, Miss Wellsee, Che Che, Chaneesa, Eight, Happy Hour, Charleston Chew, Chelsea Ann, Lilttle Ann, will share how she applies the pop culture of her youth to a way of life. This is a tour through a kid's imagination and curiosity as embodied in a 30-something. As a wise man once said, life moves pretty fast, and Mr. Beuller and his fellow 80s icons continue to remind Chelsea, and all of us, not to take it so seriously.

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Red King, White Dog, Black Cat

BY ARA RUBYAN
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 11, 2019

The older he gets the more acutely Ara Rubyan is aware that maybe, perhaps, some experience he's having will be "the last one" of its kind. This is bittersweet. And, as time goes on, these experiences get closer and closer together until, he imagines, every single sunrise or sunset will be almost unbearably beautiful.

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Subjectification Station

BY REBECCA MARCHIAFAVA
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 11, 2019

The World Health Organization describes sexuality as "a central aspect of being human," but sexual culture often buries this truth. In this talk, Rebecca Marchiafava centers sexuality as a topic worthy of public discussion and reflection, poses some complex questions, and shares concepts and insights to help us better navigate sexual culture and our sexual lives.

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Life, Death, and Nancy Grace

BY LEEA REESE RUSSELL
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 11, 2019

Her ability to sensationalize any crime, turning it in to a soap opera of sorts. That hair, that southern twang, the funny little nick-names she assigns a suspect. (Tot Mom...that’s genius). The way she’ll literally turn someone’s mic off that she’s interviewing if they express an opinion that contradicts hers. It’s all hilariously entertaining to Leea Russell

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something’s missing: baptizing the imagination bound by whiteness

BY NOELLE ALLISON
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 11, 2019

Up until about three years ago, the books Noelle Allison read had been almost exclusively written by white authors, about white people. She could count on one hand the number of Black authors she had read. This was not a deliberate choice, it just seemed to be the natural order of things. When she began to deliberately seek out and read writings of Black people and other Peoples of Color, she discovered just how stunted and cramped her imagination was, which awakened a previously unrecognized thirst for a wider "scope for the imagination" and more complete experience of the Human Story.

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Pardon the Distraction

BY JUSTIN LEMOINE
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 11, 2019

According to Justin Lemoine, he doesn't really have much of an attention span. As a kid, it got him into trouble pretty much every day, and as a teenager and young adult, it just made his life more difficult than it should have been. In his 30s, though, he's found a way to put his frenzied "mess of a brain" to work doing [probably] way more things than he should be doing. And it seems to be working.

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My Hair-itage

BY LAUREN ARONSON
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

The story of a girl versus the curl. The highlights, lowlights, blow-outs and blow-ups. How Lauren Aronson's relationship with her locks went from loathing to loving.

 

BATON ROUGE Blog

PKN Poster Spotlight: Edmonton


As the howling winter wind chases us,
Edmonton shows their appreciation for the cold weather with this poster for PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 33. A charming mammoth stomps all over the forest and makes footprint patterns shaped as the number 33. Wow, how cute! PechaKucha Poster Spotlight would like to thank Edmonton for always turning out such great posters as well as the incredible energy in every volumes!
Our Instagram and Tumblr have an abundance of posters from all over the world. Please go check them out!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Anna Schwab

    Anna Schwab, M.B.A. works as a free-lance professional dancer in modern and contemporary dance-theatre, has taught and choreographed at studios across Baton Rouge, and teaches dance to elementary school students in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Anna holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, and a B.A. in Creative Writing. She loves to uphold the Louisiana tradition of bringing people together over food and drink to share their stories, and sees PechaKucha Night as a beautiful opportunity to do that in a new and creative way. Most importantly, Anna is the mother of 10-year-old daughter, Quinn, who also loves to dance, make art, and share stories of her own.

  • Mina Estrada

    Mina Estrada is a ruminator of dance, among other things, and attempts to commit a substantial amount of time to teaching, creating, and facilitating some kind of dance experience for herself and those who care to join. She received her MFA in Dance at Temple University, and her choreography and workshops, which are rooted in contemporary movement concepts and improvisation, have been commissioned by several college, high school and studio dance programs, and professional companies including Spelman College, Grand Valley State University, Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, and Todd Rosenlieb Dance. Mina has served as faculty for the dance programs at Temple University, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, and Drexel University. She is often producing concerts in collaboration with other artists, and contributing dance works in festivals around the country. While in Philadelphia, she performed in the Live Arts Festival and Collage Festival, received the New Edge Residency at the CEC, worked with notable artists IdiosynCrazy Productions, Silvana Cardell, Shavon Norris, and Leah Stein Dance Company. Mina currently resides in Louisiana, where she is the Director of Artist Resources at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. She has also served as dance faculty at Louisiana State University, and conjured fantastical dance dreams with CoCo Loupe and their group CKA: currently known as. She is always in hot pursuit of great storytellers, generous muses, equilibrium, and more time to pet her cats, smile at her husband, and hang out with Mother Nature.