For years, I’ve been assigning students at The College of Saint Rose to do Pecha Kucha (or PechaKucha) presentations. It’s the Japanese phrase for “chit chat,” and is a presentation format that’s quick and tidy: 20 slides that are up on screen for 20 seconds each: it’s quick, it’s succinct, and it doesn’t suffer from Death by PowerPoint.
Just about every city/region has an official Pecha Kucha night. Our area has had one for about a year. And, next week, I get to do one myself at The Sage Colleges’ Opalka Gallery–thanks to Elizabeth Greenberg, the gallery director, for asking me to do it.
I decided to do my Pecha Kucha talk on my most recent essay, on Max Ehrmann’s famous poem “Desiderata,” since that’s what I’ve been living for the past couple of months. I think the article will have been published by then, but that’s not completely certain. There will be other talks as well.
October 16, 6:30pm, y’all. Drinks will be served. Go.
Here’s the Facebook event page. If you’re in the area, come! I think it will also be streamed live, which is both frightening and cool at the same time. I’ll post the link here, or look out for a tweet on that.