What is PechaKucha? Find out at Westport Library workshop
Published 4:57 pm, Thursday, August 20, 2015
“PechaKucha,” a new form of story-telling, will be introduced to the community at an Aug. 29 workshop at the Westport Library.
The free workshop is set from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the library’s Great Hall.
According to library publicity for the program, a PechaKucha event “generally takes place in a restaurant, bar or informal venue. A maximum of eight presenters take no longer than6 minutes and 40 seconds each to present 20 slides on their topic, which could be anything from underwater archaeology to ukulele meetups to dog agility competitions.”
The program is being organized by Bill Derry, the library’s director of innovation, and motivational speaker Nina Lesiga. The workshop is a prelude to Westport’s first PechaKucha night, which the library plans to sponsor in October. Details of that event will be announced later, according to library officials.
“This is such a fabulous way to get to know what amazing things other people in your area are doing,” Lesiga said in a release issued by the library. “A PechaKucha could be on almost anything — eco-fashion, paper art, good cheap food in Tokyo, you name it. It’s about authenticity and passion and connecting. If you like TED talks, you’ll love PechaKucha.”
For more information, call 203-291-4800, or check www.westportlibrary.org.