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News Release: PechaKucha 20X20 Volume 18 Hosted at The Livery

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August 20, 2019
Area groups partner to host Pecha Kucha
20 slides, 20 seconds, 8 presenters
Tuesday, August 20, St. Joseph, Mich.— Members of the community, friends, and weird relatives are all cordially invited to attend PechaKucha 20x20 St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Volume 18 following Artoberfest on Saturday, September 14, 8:30 - 10:30 PM at The Livery Microbrewery, Benton Harbor. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where presenters run 20 images for 20 seconds each, advancing automatically. There are 8 confirmed presenters. 
 
PechaKucha 20X20, conceived by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in Tokyo, is an international phenomenon taking place regularly in over 700 cities around the world, and attended by more than 250,000 people annually. PechaKucha has been described as the world's biggest physical social network. The key to the success is the simple format where presenters only get 20 images shown for 20 seconds each -- this gives anyone a chance to present their recent project or passion.
 
Many cities often lack spaces where creative people can share their work, so PechaKucha is about exposing the hidden creativity in a city. PechaKucha nights are organized by local passionate and enthusiastic people with backgrounds in many creative fields.
 
Doors open at 7:30 PM, with the first presenter beginning promptly at 8:30 PM. It is encouraged to arrive early and enjoy not only good company, but The Livery’s hand-crafted menu of beer and pizza. Presenters at PechaKucha 20x20 Volume 18 are:
 
Dierdre Guthrie 
Carolyn Pampalone Rabbers 
Marnie Heyn 
Princella Stringer 
Karen Joy B. 
Rick Fuller
Traci Burton 
Barb Chartier Raudonis 
 
The Whirlpool Creatives Association, Wightman, Krasl Art Center, the Box Factory for the Arts, and individual volunteers collaborate to bring the event to the community.
 
This event provides an excellent photo and video opportunity.