Pechakucha Night Portsmouth Posts Open Call For Presenters For PKN#20

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Selection Committee Seeking Broad Range Of Presentations From Creative Community

PechaKucha Night Portsmouth

The selection committee is looking for a broad range of work from diverse creative professions such as designers, inventors, visual artists, architects, chefs, boat-builders, and more.

PechaKucha Portsmouth is posting an open call for presenters for its upcoming event, PKN#20, on Wednesday, November 5 at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, NH. PechaKucha Night is an internationally recognized event based on a unique presentation style in which artists, designers and other creative individuals have six minutes and 40 seconds to share their presentations in the traditional PechaKucha format –twenty images, with twenty seconds to talk about each image. For the upcoming November 5th event, the selection committee is looking for a broad range of work from diverse creative professions such as designers, inventors, visual artists, architects, chefs, boat-builders, and more. In addition to the November event, the committee is looking for people interested in presenting for the four PechaKucha events it will be presenting in 2015.

If you are interested in presenting at the November 5th event, please email present(at)NHpkn(dot)com before Tuesday, September 30 with the following information: your name and contact information, the medium you work in, a brief description of your work along with the story you would like to tell (250 word maximum) and a link to your website or five low-resolution images of the work you’d like to present. Submissions received after September 30 will be considered for future PechaKucha Night events.

PechaKucha began in February of 2003 in Tokyo as an event for young architects to meet, network, and show their work in public. The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. Since that time, PK Nights have migrated to hundreds of cities around the world. PechaKucha (meaning the sound of chit-chat in Japanese) has brought Seacoast people together under a simple premise of sharing concepts, inspirations, and motivations through a creative, fun conversation with 20 presentation slides, giving each slide no more than 20 seconds.

“As a relatively recent transplant from mid-coast Maine where I have been involved with PechaKucha Nights for the last five years, I am excited to join the organizing committee for PechaKucha Night Portsmouth, to learn more about my new community and the inspiring people who I live amongst, as well as to help further the creative efforts of PK Portsmouth,” says Leila Murphy, newest member of the organizing committee.

Save the date for Wednesday, November 5. The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is located at 125 Bow Street in Portsmouth, NH. Doors will open at 6:30pm for drinks and chitchat and presentations will begin at 7:30pm. The gathering is free and open to the public and donations will be accepted. Come, bring your friends and get ready to be inspired by the creative people in our local area who are coming to share images and stories of their work, their process and what inspires them to live and work as creative individuals amongst us.

PechaKucha Night Portsmouth organizing partners include 3S Artspace, Klein Dytham Architecture, Calypso Communications, and various creative community members including Chris Greiner, Celeste Ladd, Alfonso Fabrega, Leila Murphy, Mike Teixera, and Anne Weidman.

Stay connected with us at For general information, questions, or interest in volunteering, please email info(at)NHpkn(dot)com or call Leila Murphy at 207-701-1666.

About PechaKucha
PechaKucha (Japanese for “the sound of conversation”) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown. The concept has grown into global demand – without any pushing – as PechaKucha Night has spread virally to more than 550 cities around the world. For more information, visit

About 3S Artspace
3S Artspace is New Hampshire’s first nonprofit, multidisciplinary contemporary arts space. To be comprised of four spaces — a mid-sized performance venue, non-commercial art gallery, locally-sourced restaurant and affordable artist studio spaces — 3S will foster the creative community and engage and educate the community at large. Focusing on emerging, innovative and unconventional arts, 3S will feature local, regional and nationally and internationally recognized artists, presenting accessible, high quality programming across multiple media. As a dynamic cultural gathering place for the Seacoast region and beyond, 3S will provide artists and the public affordable locally-sourced dining and a welcoming venue for professional development, networking and the discussion and exchange of ideas. For more information about 3S, please visit or

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