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Inspire Japan Channel

Just 4 weeks after the events of 3/11 in Japan, the worldwide PechaKucha community came together to "Inspire Japan." Over $85,000 was raised for Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid during a non-stop 24-hour PechaKucha event that circled the globe. The process of re-growth is ongoing, and presentations will continue to be added as we continue to inspire.

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Process Servers in Texas in Canton
TAMIU Writing Center
Writing Center, TAMIU in Laredo


Riga @ Latvian National Museum of Art, exhibition hall Arsenals
Feb 28, 2008


Wellington @ Downstage Theatre
Oct 19, 2009


Calgary @ The Pumphouse Theatre
May 10, 2010


Austin @ Former Goodwill
Nov 17, 2011


Umeå @ Pub Freja UFH
Mar 23, 2012


New York @ Wythe Hotel
May 05, 2012


Seattle @ MakerHaus
Jul 25, 2013


Nottingham @ Nottingham writters' studio
Jun 20, 2014


Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Sep 15, 2015


Nashville @ WELD
Nov 13, 2018

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The Writing Process, or An Excuse to Watch YouTube Videos & Drink Beer

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 25, 2012

Author Crystal Bowling shines a light on her creative process, from formulating her ideas, to editing, to publishing. She highlights the importance of regular stress relief throughout each step, regardless of how irreverent these breaks may appear on the surface to others.

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Documenting the Process

@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

Writer and aspiring designer Greg Bolton examines the idea that copywriters can be inventors, using examples of writers turned designers who write about their creative processes. He explains his current desire to become more than simply a copywriter or journalist, and instead engage in the making as well as the documenting process.

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Collaborative Fiction Writing: We do it, We are Somewhat Crazy

@ VOL 11 ON NOV 20, 2014

Getting two people together to write a book is like getting three people together to make a baby.” We didn’t say that, Doug Moe said that. We can’t speak to the baby thing, but we can tell you how we pull off the writing.

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Writing for Working Stiffs

@ VOL 1 ON JAN 29, 2015

Multi-tasking author Lucy Leitner recounts her creative process and inspiration for her first zombie satire novel, "Working Stiffs." 

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The Tiniest Best Boat

@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

What is the simplest vessel — that you can send out into the world — to contain your passion?

In The Tiniest Best Boat from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 33, Lindsay Muscato is guessing that it's been a while since you've written a letter, but that's alright, leave it to her to write one for you! We see that Lindsay has written hundreds of letters for strangers on typewriters, and has discovered something really special about herself through it all — find out just what that is!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 6th, 2017.

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Uncompromising Creativity

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Mende Smith believes that we should not sacrifice our creative impulses becoming adults and compromise our creative talent for making a living. She went from unconfident to committed following ten easy steps and now has published poetry and wrote a novel.

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The Heart's Territory

@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

Sheniz Janmohamed is an artist educator, spoken word artist and the author of two collections of poetry: Bleeding Light and Firesmoke (Mawenzi House). When she's not facilitating writing workshops, she's drinking coffee and pretending to write. Her talk investigates where the borders of belonging begin and end? What is the inner landscape of one's heart? Is home a place or a journey? 

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@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Mark Strauss is a passionate creative professional and writer. In his presentation, Mark shares how the journey of writing a mystery/thriller movie screenplay led to an ongoing love for story structure that informs all of his creative and professional endeavors.

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English = Time + Tenacity + Tears

@ VOL 133 ON FEB 24, 2016

“English is a frankenstein's monster. It's a hodgepodge abomination of rules that we break all the time.”

In English = Time + Tenacity + Tears from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd Volume, student and literary enthusiast Ṣeyi Adebanjo, discusses her frustration with the “global language”. The real world is full of puzzles, all of which are more or less systematic. To her the English language itself is the most complex puzzle of all. Though she found learning the convoluted language to be a challenge, her tenacity as both a bibliophile and writer eventually paid off; the end product was worth it.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, April 22nd, 2016.  

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We All Have a Story, We All Need a Witness: Vulnerability as a Tool for Human Connection

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Writing a book, Aleksandra Corwin says, is like falling in love. It involves opening up the most vulnerable part of us and sharing it with others. As a book editor, Aleksandra has helped countless authors go through this journey, by being the first witness and doula to their story. Her presentation is about this process, but it is also about a critical time in her life when, for the first time, the role was reversed and she needed to accept her own vulnerability.

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Diving With Sharks, the Process of an Artist, and Photos from Bowling Green

Presentations National Geographic diver Mark Addison presents (from PKN Durban Vol. 7) his love for the marine life of the Durban coast. We also meet his daughter, who is one of the youngest people to have dived with sharks. In his presentation (from PKN Hjorring Vol. 1), artist Michael Maguire walks us through his works, talking about the process required to produce each, and how they all tie into his vision. Posters PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20 was held earlier this month, and here's a look at the poster that was produced for the event, which is today's addition to the Tumblr blog.  Photos We kickstart the week with this photo gallery [Flickr] that gives a peek of what Bowling Green's first PKN was like. From the photo above -- of attendees, or possibly presenters -- it looked like a pretty fun evening. The city's Vol. 2 is already set for November 26. Calendar There are no events happening tonight, but tomorrow night (October 30) you can look forward to the following four PKNs: PKN Eureka (Montana) Vol. 1, PKN Grand Rapids Vol. 5, PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 27, and PKN Pittsfield Vol. 4. 

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Process Hacks: Iterating to Excellence

What's the ROI on employee benefits? In this edition of Presentation of the Day, CEO and Founder of Table XI Josh Golden explores the business case for employee perks, and the iterative process of building company value (and culture) over the course of 11 years in business. This presentation was recorded at March's Table Talks, a "Powered by PechaKucha" event series hosted by Table XI in Chicago. View more Table Talks presentations on the Table XI Channel.  

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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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Engaging Conversation through PechaKucha

[ARTICLE WRITTEN BY TANIS MACPHAIL] As most people who have held a conversation will know–it is an art form. It is challenging enough to interact with one or two people, keeping them engaged and interested in the topic at hand. With Pecha Kucha we endeavor to do this with an a theatre of people. With the lights in our eyes and the podium in front of us, we do not have to worry about interruptions or distracting facial expressions to dissuade us from making our point. We have a captive audience in the seats out there and six-minutes-forty-seconds upon which to share our story. However, a captive audience is not necessarily an attentive audience. It is our privilege as Pecha Kucha storytellers to engage the people before us. Here are a few considerations to be mindful of when crafting your contribution to our community conversation: Keep It Personal When shaping your talk and selecting your 20 images–keep it personal. A good start is looking through the images you’ve taken, or chosen to represent your story.  See if there are some gems that resonant with your story. If you do not have images that are deeply personal, this can be an opportunity to engage in creative photography! Take time to grab a camera, iPhone, iPad etc., and explore and snap images that have personal relevance for you. Please do not let your fear of technology or the lack of it stop your creative process. If you are among the many technological challenged, or stymied  creatively, reach out to the creative people around you (contact the PK committee!). When forming the content of your story, I suggest the key is speaking to what you know and are passionate about. Ideally, Pecha Kucha’s goal is to provide a platform for community conversation–as compared to Fiction Writing 101. Personal stories are always engaging and connect with audiences. Practice & Timing An important part of engaging an audience is smooth delivery. We have all experienced that moment when a performer is making an impassioned presentation, then suddenly lost their place in the story. The spell and connection is broken with the audience, and while the story is still delivered–the connection is lost with the audience. Practice, practice, practice your conversation piece out loud–can not say this enough. There is an incredible difference between the reading and writing of language, and speaking it. By familiarizing yourself intimately with the spoken rhythm and flow of your story, you will naturally deliver a smooth presentation on the night of the event! Timing your spoken content appropriately with your visual content is vital. The goal is to have a deep symbiosis between the two aspects: words reflecting images, images re-enforcing words. With this, you have twenty distinct opportunities to make a deep impactful and engaging point. The power of those opportunities are lost if one is constantly checking over their shoulder to see if the slide is matching their content. Whether you have a hand-held timer, or notes in your written material that gives you a measure of how long each slide is active will assist in a seamless, engaging presentation. Crafting your presentation in twenty-second sections is helpful: one point per slide; one paragraph per slide. Presence and Composure–and having fun! Breathe–this is one of the most important practices of speaking publicly. Practice your phrasing and learn where and when you need to breathe in delivering your piece effectively. Stay calm–I know this is hard, but staying calm keeps your mind clear and focused. We all get nervous, I guarantee this; it is natural human response when speaking. Being nervous can make us speed up our words, so be aware of this natural tendency that can detract from our storytelling. This is where practice pays off! Being familiar with the rhythm and timing of your presentation will help keep you on track while on stage. Most importantly–have fun! This shines through, especially if you are smiling. Keep an open mind and an open heart while actively engaging with your community in this wonderful way. Thanks for participating and inspiring others with your story at Pecha Kucha Wolfville!  My best, ~Tanis    

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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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PechaKucha Monterrey Vol. 7

Viernes 28 de noviembre. Nave Generadores. PROCESOS CREATIVOS. Esta edición, PechaKucha Night Vol. 7, se centrará en "Procesos Creativos", cómo llegamos a tales soluciones, cómo fue el camino para emprender y lograrlo, etc. ¡No te lo pierdas! Y recuerda, si te unes a la campaña "Plus 1" podrás ganar un diplomado en LCI Monterrey o una caja de cervecitas para que siga la fiesta creativa en tu casa! + info sobre la campaña: Ponencias, networking y cervecitas Ponentes (sin orden de aparición): Claudio Tello (Manuable) David Pedroza (Arquitectura - Casa Narigua) Raff Limns (Museo Mutante) Catalina Restrepo (LARMAGAZINE) Ricardo Gallegos (Arquitectura de Interiores) Gabriela Salinas (Mitosis) Karla Mireille (Moda - Wasabichi)

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Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process

“We devised a few rules: Start with the architecture. Consider its history. Draw from its mythology.” In "Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process" fromPechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Torn Space Theatre in Buffalo, NY, Dan Shanahan, reveals Torn Space's process of developing site-based performance. Drawing from over 10 years of experience and eight original pieces for non-traditional performance venues, Shanahan addresses the influences, aesthetics, and rules for Torn Space's site-based performances.

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The Creative Process in 6 Simple Steps

"Now you're all illustrators and I'm out of a job!"In The Creative Process in 6 Simple Steps from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol. 26, Nader Tabri breaks down the creative process into 6 simple steps. Buckle up for "How to illustrate an illustration, an illustrative guide (complete with illustratory illustrations) by a not-so-illustrious illustrator who sucks at giving titles to things or how I learned to stop worrying and love fig jam."

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PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 18

A wonderful audience and brilliant speakers at PechaKucha Night Townsville's VOL. 18!  

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Community By Design

Gayla Bechtol is an architect and qualified NM Historic Architect practicing in Santa Fe. In 1995, she began the Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team process for what the local community now recognizes as the Santa Fe Railyard, home to the Santa Fe Farmer's Market, New Mexico School for the Arts and SITE Santa Fe. At the time she began this process, the area was seemingly a forgotten space within the City. Her presentation will recount the historical context, process and vision driven by community leaders and local citizens in 'democratic design'. Encouraged by a sisterhood of citizens and using the design thinking skills she learned from her time at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and USC, she led the team and ultimately, over 6000 people participated. In her own words, she says they “found their voice, and I found mine at the same time.”