Past New Bern Event: VOL 1

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April 18, 2015
@ City Laundry Building

We cordially invite YOU to the first New Bern PechaKucha 20x20!

PechaKucha: Japanese for the sound of conversation or chit-chat, pronounced PE CHA KU CHA 

Our Invited Presenters for the evening are: Quincy Foley, Jessica Saxon, Beth Ellis, Meg Wethington, Adam Green, Graham Spann, and Jason Korreck. Each Presenter will share an idea, thought, passion, their creative work, or a combination of all four in the 20x20 format. (20 images for 20 seconds apiece)

A group of us: Elizabeth Spencer (City Organizer), Quincy Foley, Jessica Saxon, and Blake Wiggs have gotten together and joined the global PechaKucha 20x20. We are hosting a PechaKucha 20x20 Event in New Bern on April 18th at the City Laundry, 901 B Pollock St. Doors open at 5:40 till around 9ish.

If you would like more information please contact us at  or call Elizabeth Spencer 704-968-3529.
I have included some links below too.
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Consumtion & Consequence

@ VOL 1 ON APR 18, 2015

Graham Spann challenges us to consder the greater consequencese of our everyday consuption. 

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Anything I Could on a Piece of Paper

@ VOL 1 ON APR 18, 2015

Poet, Meg Wethington expresses her love for writing from a young age. She shares a visually ephemeral slideshow and her thoughtful prose in this poetic presentation.  

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A Transient View

@ VOL 1 ON APR 18, 2015

Navy sailor Adam Green relocates his family to New Bern, North Carolina. The quanit town fails to impress him so he re-imagines the sleepy city, envisioning a vibrant update focussed on overcoming the community's many challenges.

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Queen of Staircases

@ VOL 1 ON APR 18, 2015

"I've always liked stairs but these were the ones that turned it into an obsession."

In Queen of Staircases, from PechaKucha Night New BernVol. 1Beth Ellis shares her self-professed obsession with staircases. From the residence of royalty to nondescript public buidling, Ellis ventures into all kinds of locations, occasionally guerrilla ninja style ("Im not sure if they're technically open to the public but I followed a city employee off the elevator very quietly.") in search of architecturally grand stair cases all over the world. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 12, 2015.

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Teacher of the Year

@ VOL 1 ON APR 18, 2015

Teachers and Film Makers Jason Korreck and Rob Phillips share about their upcoming documentary, Teacher of the Year, which attempts to pull back the curtain on the teaching profession and explore the complexity of teacher performance. 

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I See Dead People

@ VOL 1 ON APR 18, 2015

Professor of English at Craven Community College in New Bern, Jessica Saxon looks at early forms of "Spirit Photographery" and "Memento Mori," Victorian photos of the recently deceased. She discusses these earliest forms of photos manipulation that attempt to quantify and solidify the unknown. 

Jessica Saxon
English faculty, Craven Community College in New Bern
Meg Wethington
Poet, The Universe in New Bern
Rob Phillips
Teacher, Wake County Public Schools in Apex