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Westport Library Workshop Takes A Peek At PechaKucha Craze

A PechaKucha workshop will be taking place at the Westport Library.
A PechaKucha workshop will be taking place at the Westport Library. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. -- What’s a PechaKucha?

A growing phenomena now in more than 800 cities around the world, PechaKucha is a fun, community-building, fast-fire storytelling event where creative people come together to share their passions, ideas, avocations, projects and talents, according to a press release.

A PechaKucha night generally takes place in a restaurant, bar or informal venue. A maximum of eight presenters take no longer than 6 minutes and 40 seconds each to present 20 slides on their topic, which could be anything from underwater archeology to ukulele meetups to dog agility competitions.

There will be a free workshop explaining how PechaKuchas work and how to become a presenter from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 in the Westport Library’s Great Hall.

The workshop is a prelude to Westport’s first PechaKucha night. The event will require a reservation and an announcement will be made soon regarding the time, date and location of the October event.

“This is such a fabulous way to get to know what amazing things other people in your area are doing,” said motivational speaker Nina Lesiga in a press release. “A PechaKucha could be on almost anything — eco-fashion, paper art, food in Tokyo, you name it. It’s about authenticity connecting with a topic."

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