Pecha Kucha is a quarterly storytelling event that brings people together to present and discuss new ideas around sustainability topics. Each season, several people from the community give presentations that challenge people to think differently about conservation, the environment, climate change and each other.
Presenters each have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to discuss. Slides are automatically timed to be exactly 20 seconds with the total time for each presenter is 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This keeps the pace fun & exciting.
$5 suggested donation.
Read more about these nights on our Pecha Kucha page!
doors open @ 6.00
presentations begin @ 6.30
Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store
(just off the courthouse circle, on HWY 64W)
Want to present your exciting and important idea? Have something you feel 6 minutes and 40 seconds worth of passion about? Submit!
Jessalyn Kiesa is a high powered advertising executive from the big city. One of her accounts is “Freedom to Marry,” which is focused on making same sex marriage legal in America. The way things are going, she appears to be on the right side of history. This is Jessalyn’s first appearance at Pittsboro Pecha Kucha.
Gary Phillips is the former chair of Chatham County Commissioners, and is famous for his activism, poetry, and his heartfelt involvement in everything from the environment to immigrant issues to women’s issues and beyond. Gary is a regular Pecha Kucha performer, who is widely credited with bringing this event to our community.
Money, Old & New
Carol Hewitt is our local expert in community finance. Whether it is Slow Money, Community Sourced Capital, crowd funding, equity investment, peer-to-peer loans or anything else related to money, Carol is the expert. She’s the one to talk to, or listen to depending on your relationship to money.
This is her Pittsboro Pecha Kucha debut.
Geoffrey Neal is an amazing and beautiful man. He has participated in Pecha Kucha since the beginning. He is a poet, a father, a friend and he always makes you think differently.
Pecha Kucha Improv
Ellen Bland is Pittsboro’s first woman of theater. She writes plays. She stages plays. She directs plays. And she has been a long time fan of Pecha Kucha, which she has integrated into her public speaking classes. We don’t know what PK improv means, exactly, but we know that when Ellen is involved, it will be worth the price of admission.