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Christchurch @ Cardboard Cathedral
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Umeå @ GUITARS The Museum
Feb 17, 2016

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Cairns @ Tanks Arts Centre
Oct 12, 2016

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Christchurch @ The Piano
Aug 25, 2016

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Cairns @ Tanks Arts Centre
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Cebu @ The Company Cebu (AS Fortuna)
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Honolulu @ Hawaii State Art Museum
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Spreading Spoken Word

BY FARAH AND YAZEN MC
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 22, 2014

Farah Chamma and MC Yazen, an Abu Dhabi-based Syrian rapper and producer, focus on spreading spoken word in unexpected places around the world. Being part of the spoken word scene in the United Arab Emirates, they are now trying to explore new scenes and collaborate with new artists to promote Arabic spoken word, be it through poetry or rap. 

Morocco will be their first destination. They will be organizing poetry events and workshops in different cities including Casablanca, Fez, and Rabat, and collaborating with different artists including Mohammed Hamza Hachlaf. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/to-north-africa

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Getting Distracted

BY ANTO CHAN
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Anto Chan has traveled across North America and Asia, inspiring audiences through laughter. His PK is a compilation of events and things he did that distracted him from working on his presentation.

 

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He Plays the Cello for the Mafia

BY TAYLOR FAUSSET
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 21, 2016

Taylor Fausset was the lead man and vocals in this, but there was a total of four musicians involved in performing this unique piece. 

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The Short Tempered Guide to Keeping One's Cool in a Hot & Bothered Tourism Town

BY ZACHARY LIVELY
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 21, 2016

Zachary Lively shares how he keeps his cool while dealing with tourists in St. Augustine. Lively lives in St. Augustine, and his work depends on tourists. But he knows it's not always easy to deal with the influx of people that come to enjoy the amazing town, so he has provided us with very rhythmic advice on how to keep our cool. 

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OE Inspires Poetry

BY RANDI JANELLE
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

The Overseas Experience might be familiar as "the gap year" or "taking a year to travel." But when the year becomes longer, the decision to stay or leave a country and redefine home can be an unforseen challenge. Poet and photographer, Randi Janelle, explains her struggles with this challenge from her time in New Zealand.

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COMING TO THE MIC: The Transformative Power of Youth Spoken Word Poetry in Baton Rouge

BY DONNEY ROSE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

As a veteran poet/teaching artist and marketing director with Forward Arts Inc., Donney Rose has dedicated an exorbitant amount of time working to help give young people in Baton Rouge a platform for their voices and ideas to be celebrated, but mostly to be valued.

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Del Otro Lado: A Narrative

BY ANGELICA MERCADO
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 01, 2017

Angelica Mercado’s work is the ultimate fight for identity. In "Del Otro Lado: A Narrative...," Mercado tackles the tough issues in an attempt to embrace the divide in which she exists. Therefore, her work demonstrates the constant state of confusion in which she stumbles, falls, stands, fights and ultimately lives in, with themes of loss, trauma, longing, healing, and overall finding a sense of belonging in this space she calls home. In a time of escalated tension toward immigrants and their families, “Del Otro Lado,” shines a light on the status quo. For those who are on this side, you will find yourself thinking, questioning, and overall attempting to understand what it means, to live in the in-between; in-between two cultures, two countries, two identities.”

See more of her work: https://www.angelicamercado.com/

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Down and Up

BY EBANEE BOND
IN AKRON

Insecurity preserved by shame, shame that exists only in secrecy mixed with finding what you didn't know you were looking for mixed with admiting the insecurity and leveling up.

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Knoxville Poetry Slam (Abridged)

BY JONATHAN CLARK
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Growing up in Knoxville, TN as a teenage poet, Jonathan Clark, also known as “Courageous,” shares his personal experience and fondest memories of the Knoxville Poetry Slam; a community built by the love of words and the competition that has kept it together through this 25th year of consistency.
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Walls and Spoken Word Poetry

BY MELIZARANI T. SELVA
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 16, 2018

Melizarani T. Selva is a spoken word poet, showrunner, educator and co-curator of George Town Literary Festival 2018. To date, she has performed in six countries and represented Malaysia at the prestigious Commonwealth People's Forum in London and the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Her notable performances include, TEDxGateway in Mumbai and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Her first book titled ‘Taboo’ made Top 10 Best-Seller List on Malaysia’s No.1 Online Bookstore (MPH). To date, her poems have been translated in French by Éditions Jentayu and in Bahasa Malaysia by Malaysia’s National Institute of Language and Literature. Presently, she runs Kuala Lumpur's monthly poetry open mic, ’If Walls Could Talk’, a bilingual poetry slam,‘Slamokrasi’ and teaches performance poetry at international and national schools. This presentation is about Walls, also a monthly spoken word poetry event.

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Spreading the Word in Kansas City

Even though most of the PechaKucha cities will be represented in some way or another on the 20th, there are still regular PKN events happening throughout the month, each including special presentations and ideas for the reconstruction in Haiti. Pictured above is a card prepared by organizers of PKN Kansas City that was given out at last night's Vol. 8.

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A Word from Vanessa

We're posting the following message we received from PechaKucha Night in Christchurch organizer Vanessa Coxhead, to reassure any friends or family who have been trying to get in touch with her. We were certainly relieved to hear that she was safe and sound.Thanks for all the kind messages via email over the past 24 hours... it's been a very surreal experience but Jessica and I are safe. As are the people we work with. I haven't heard from Richard yet but I hope he is fine with his family... Richard... let us know when you can. At this stage there's not too much that we can do. We are staying with family, staying aware and keeping occupied as much as we can waiting for notification of anything we can do once search and rescue have completed the task at hand. We were in the central city when the quake hit and got out of there as soon as we could. We will keep people updated... Facebook has been a great tool for communicating en masse that so feel free to 'friend' me! You'll be seeing the news coverage and the wonderful work that many brave people are doing in the city so let's hope that we receive positive news as the day starts to end. This is probably the best way to keep updated on the situation. Any help that can be offered in due course will be greatly accepted so we'll keep in touch. For now, communication is the key so let's do what we're good at! Lots of love Vanessa, Jess and all those you know in Christchurch Update: And please see this post for info on where you can send donations for aid and reconstruction efforts in Christchurch.

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A Tour of Koszalin, the Final Word on Beer, All With Accordion Accompaniment

Presentations Today's two presentations come your way from Koszalin and Dayton. The one from Koszalin is by none other than PKN Koszalin organizer Gall Podlaszewski, and was done as part of our Global Cities Week. So follow Gall as she talks about her city (in Polish), PechaKucha-style. From Dayton, we get beer afficionado Max Spang who in "What the Hell Is Beer?" will go to great lengths to prove just how much he loves beer (and he's not alone). Posters On the poster front today, we've added three new ones, including posters for the upcoming collaboration between PKN Istanbul and PKN Yerevan (which this time, is an invitation-only event -- pictured above is the poster from the Yerevan side), and the poster for tonight's PKN Taos Vol. 6, celebrating "the remarkable women of Taos."  Photos We've started sharing more and more event galleries on our official PechaKucha Night Flickr account -- in the past it was only used for our Tokyo events -- and here are the latest photosets that have been added. Above, a shot from this month's PKN Panjim Vol. 2, followed by a look at PKN Washington Vol. 17.PKN Regensburg Vol. 8 [Flickr]PKN Panjim Vol. 2 [Flickr]PKN Washington Vol. 17 [Flickr]PKN Toronto Vol. 15 [Flickr]That Toronto set only has 2 photos, but the accordion player you see pictured is Ben Harvey, and he has performed at both Vol. 14 and Vol. 15. Below is a video of Ben in action (recorded/edited by Circuit Bent Media). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJcjuELUKk8 Calendar It's looking like a great Friday, with 5 PechaKucha Nights in the calendar for tomorrow (May 18): PKN Zurich Vol. 11, PKN Varberg Vol. 2, PKN Singapore Vol. 4, PKN Lodz Vol. 8, and PKN Hakata Vol. 2.

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Summer 2013 Update

Pecha Kucha is an event for creatives of all kinds to meet, show work and share ideas spontaneously and casually, using a presentation format of 20 slides which are shown for 20 seconds each. Pecha Kucha Nights are all about interaction, direct feedback, eye contact, body heat and excitement – adding that ephemeral, yet essential haptic experience, which simply cannot be communicated any other way. We hope you enjoyed May 29th ‘s Pecha Kucha Ottawa Volume 8 at Saint Brigid’s. It featured the local talents and projects of: Andrew Plumb | Hacker and 3D Print guru Ryan Stec | Artengine Alexandre Castonguay | New Media and Digital Art Basil AlZeri | Interdisciplinary artist Anthony Scavarelli & Henri Kuschkowitz | Luminartists David Rust-Smith | Bibz Games Jenna Tenn-Yuk | Spoken word artist Megan Smith | Media Artist and Curator Stephanie Vicente | Herd Magazine Arturo Brisindi | Video Artist Of course, we’re doing it again! Another 4000 seconds of inspiration is coming your way this fall! Pecha Kucha Volume 9 will be held on September 20th, 2013. It will take place at the minxy Mercury Lounge, a perfect venue for this edition of PK Ottawa. This will be a very special night for all Pecha Kuchas as they are being synchronized worldwide on this day under the shared theme “Hidden Heroes.” In keeping with this exciting happening, PK Ottawa is eager to present to the world unique manifestos, as presented by the evening’s intriguing lineup of creative speakers, on this Ottawa-appropriate topic. The full lineup will be announced soon, but for now, we’re excited to say that Jeremy Waiser of Avaaz, the international e-petition powerhouse, and Liam Mooney of Jackpine, Ottawa’s latest digital ad agency, are on board to thrill and delight you. We at Pecha Kucha Ottawa have been busy bringing new vision and fresh energy to the team.  We’d like to welcomeEsmeralda Smith Romero to Pecha Kucha Ottawa, where she will be heading up the communications efforts. Britta Evans-Fenton is an integral part of the Pecha Kucha Ottawa team as the technical coordinator. Remco Volmer will continue to curate and oversee PK Ottawa, part of his repertoire of community focused initiatives, from Electric Fields and the Mini Maker Faire to Dr Sketchy. We’d like to invite you to visit our new blog at pechakuchaottawa.wordpress.com. Here you will find an overview of past PK Ottawa sessions and presenters. As we move forward it will also be a shared space featuring new initiatives by P K Ottawa, which, like any good burlesque show, will be unveiled all good time. Hub Ottawa will be hosting their latest Hub & Spoke presentations on August 28th and Pecha Kucha Ottawa will be there glitter bombing and sharing our event and vision with the crowd. Wishing you all a safe and happy summer. See you September 20th for a night of curiosities that will get curiouser and curiouser. Best, Remco, Britta and Esmeralda. Pecha Kucha Ottawa Vol 9 Friday, September 20th 2013 7PM – 10PM Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square http://pechakuchaottawa.wordpress.com Hub & Spoke Wednesday, August 28th 2013 5:30PM – 8:30PM Hub Ottawa, 71 Bank St http://hubandspoke6.eventbrite.com/

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PechaKucha at WAF 2014

For the third year in a row, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) hosts a special PechaKucha Night in Singapore, hosted by none other than the co-founder of PechaKucha, Mark Dytham. The event will be held at Moshi Safdie's extraordinary Art & Science Museum.

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From Speaking To Spelling

“You need to sing nursery rhymes, play I spy, make up stories and read books together; What children know about their spoken language affects how quickly they learn to read or write.” In From Speaking to Spelling from PechaKucha Night Coventry’s 22nd Volume, Researcher Helen Breadmore speaks of the interconnectedness between spoken and written language. In young children, because the learning process typically undergoes a particular pattern, one can learn a lot from the pattern of their mistakes.

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PKN 2 in Vientiane!

Vientiane's second PechaKucha Night took place on March 31, 2016, with more than 120 people coming together upstairs at Coco&Co.! Vintage furniture, chandleirs, and a crazy cat pillow - thank you Coco for letting us invade the coolest living room in Vientiane! The event brought together nine of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: social media photographer Janna Gibson, avid mapper Matthias Bethke, documentary maker and journalist Vannaphone Sitthirath (Kino), photographer Tessa Bunney, theatre director Margarete Magiera, publishing manager Dominique le Roux, designer and cafe owner Nilada Ratanavong, cafe owner Yoko Matsushima, and photographer Micka Perier, to share their ideas with the community. Presentations spanned personal essays and life-shaping experiences, a culmination of 15 years of portrait photography, a spoken word performance, coffee as a means of communication, agriculture and mapping, a theatrical journey, and asking ourselves if we have a book in us. Many thanks to the Vientiane community for coming down and supporting our 9 fantastic speakers - along with our supporters Coco & Co Cafe, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services, and of course our wonderful Vol. 2 poster designer Vilakone Phachanthavong! Here's a few snaps from the event! Photos by Kate Antonas, and Nao Ito when noted.   Janna Gibson presenting '#RealLaosProject' Yoko Matsushima presenting 'Laos, Coffee and the Little House' Nilada Ratanavong presenting 'Observations of Beautiful Forms' Micka Pereir presenting his visual essay.    Photo by Nao Ito.  Vol. 2 speakers (L-R): Janna Gibson, Margarete Magiera, Micka Perier, Vannaphone Sitthirath, Yoko Matsushima, Tessa Bunney, Nilada Ratanavong, Matthias Bethke, and Dominique le Roux.     

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City Focus: Cairns

Our lovely friends at PechaKucha Night Cairns are celebrating their 20th Volume at the Tanks Arts Centre  in this week's City Focus. With 19 successful PechaKucha Nights under their belt, their 20th will undoubtedly be one you shouldn't miss! The people of Cairns are looking forward to seeing you all at PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol.20! 

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NO SCIENCE TO GOODBYE at the Festival of Colour

Local writer Annabel Wilson and her team would like to introduce their premiere of NO SCIENCE TO GOODBYE at the Festival of Colour. Music, drama and spoken word underscore a trio of unravelling lives in this theatrical poem.More about No Science To Goodbye - Premiere 7 April 7pm Glenorchy, New Zealand Town Hall 8 April 5pm @ The Rippon Hall 9 April 5pm @The Rippon Hall Annabel Wilson"I'm excited to share the work with my community, and feel it is important the piece returns to the place where the story was born. Flying the cast and crew down to the Southern Lakes from Wellington is one of the most costly parts of the production. It is for this purpose that we have set up a PledgeMe campaign. Please go to the link below to take part: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5107-bring-the-world-premiere-of-no-science-to-goodbye-to-the-festival-of-colour-and-bats-theatre By making a pledge from as little as $5, you will experience rewards (intrinsic and extrinsic of course) and play a vital part in bringing a five year dream into fruition."

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PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 21 - 'Making Connections'

PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 21 - 'Making Connections' Welcome to our first PechaKucha of 2018! This time we're looking at the them of 'making connections' and have a variety of speakers all taking the PechaKucha challenge: 20 images, 20 seconds per image, no stopping. We'll hear about building bridges, mentoring, community engagement, beards, randomly distributed fiction and oxytocin. And we'll also be making origami frogs to race. This time we have 10 speakers instead of eight. We're experimenting... Let us know what you think. We'll be at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, the centre celebrating the author of multiple works including A Clockwork Orange. We're really looking forward to presenting in their beautiful space! Line-up Christine Charnock - Senior User Experience Designer, BBC Ben Clark - Graphic Designer Fat Roland - Spoken Word Stand-up Artist Steve Clarkson - Writer and Founder of #FoundFiction Beth Taylor - Science Teacher Peter Jenkins - Architect Director, BDP Gillian Harrison - Senior Architect, Levitt Bernstein Jonathan Briggs - Owner and Designer, Field Chris Tomlin - Head of Storytelling, Buffalo 7 Plus one more...   On the Night The doors open at 19:00 and the talks start at 19:30. We'll have a beer break just after 20:15. The talks should be finished by 21:30 where you'll have a chance to mingle afterwards.  Sponsors Thanks as ever to our paper sponsors, G . F Smith. About the International Anthony Burgess Foundation  The International Anthony Burgess Foundation is an indecent educational charity that encourages public and scholarly interest in all aspects of the life and work of Anthony Burgess. About PechaKucha Night Manchester PechaKucha Night Manchester was relaunched in June 2016 by a new team after an eighteen month hiatus. This is our sixth PechaKucha following a string of successful events. We are indebted to the support of Manchester’s creative scene coming along as speakers and audience members as well as our previous hosts, SpacePortX, Ziferblat, The Wonder Inn, Neo, the Rapha Clubhouse, PLANT and Texture. Most importantly, thank YOU for keeping us going! PechaKucha Nights will continue take place every three months at venues across Manchester. Our mission is to feature a high calibre of creatives, designers, artists and community projects from the city and the North.  If you want to know more: Subscribe to the Manchester page on the PechaKucha website here: http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/manchester Sign up to the mailing list: Mailing List Follow us on social media: Twitter Facebook Instagram Watch our previous talks: YouTube