12.08.2011

PechaKucha Night: Everybody Eats


Hi, all.

I wanted to stop in today to tell you about a PechaKucha event happening tonight in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The theme of the event is food, and here’s how it works: Nine people who care about food will present for a few minutes about what they do. Each presenter is allowed 20 slides, and 20 seconds per slide to tell his or her story. (The slides advance automatically.) Tonight’s presenters are a fisherman, a sculptor, a photographer, a chef, an activist, a writer, a restaurant owner, a local food organizer, oh, and ME!

The story that I’ll be telling tonight is ours. It’s the story of this blog: how I got sick, lost my everyday, and how this space helped me find it again. How Sweet Amandine helped me find me again. I’ve never talked about this stuff out loud in public before, so I’m pretty nervous. Also, excited!

For the uninitiated: PechaKucha means “chit-chat” in Japanese, and events take place all over the world. The idea behind them is simply to get creative people together and talking. I’ve only ever been to one, but I can tell you that I left feeling inspired.

Tonight’s event will be held at Street 360, 801 Islington St. in Portsmouth, NH. Doors open at 6:00pm, and we’ll begin at 7:00pm. You can find more information about the event and my fellow presenters here.

I know it’s short notice, but if you happen to live in the area, it would be great to see you out there.

12 comments:

linda said...

wish i lived nearby…if there is a video…can you post either on SA or youtube & please let us know!
thanks so much!
have a wonderful evening…exciting!!

Rogue Unicorn said...

wish, wish, wish I could come. Alas, I am very far away.
xo
T

Dilla said...

i love the new look and feel! still clean and now even more visually interesting with the scrolling header!

megan said...

Whoa, awesome! Congratulations - can't wait to hear all about it.

xx
megan

Jess said...

Hi, friends. It was a very fun and inspiring night. I'm honored to have been a part of it.

linda - My sister tried to take some video, but it was so dark in there that I have a feeling we don't have anything post-able.

Wish you could have been there, T. What a night!

Thanks, Dilla. I'm so glad you like it.

Megan - Let's talk soon. xo.

Jill said...

It was a phenomenal and moving experience to hear you last night at the Pecha Kucha night...thank you so very much for sharing. I'm so happy to have found your blog too!

Jess said...

Thanks so much, Jill. I loved being there last night. I just read in your Blogger profile about your plans to sail around the world. Talk about inspiring!

molly said...

ahh, sounds amazing! good for you, and what fun!

and croquants? a new cookie category, indeed.

Sue/the view from great island said...

Aaargh, I live in the area and missed this! I'm heading out to the restaurant, anyway, it looks fun.

kickpleat said...

I hope it went well!!! I did petcha kucha last month for a crowd of 2,000 people and I had a blast! I loved it and it was my first public speaking gig since my grade 7 speech about "Pac Man Fever"! I'm sure it went really well!!!

Sara said...

I love pecha kucha. It would be nice to see your presentation online. You have written so well about how you started the blog but it would be thrilling to see it in the concise form of pecha kucha.

Anne said...

I just discovered my Pecha Kucha night program in my purse - which i had been saving in order to visit your blog. I was inspired by your story...and love the blog. Thank you for sharing!