Open call for 2013 PechaKucha

Jan 02, 2013

PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine has cast an open call for entries to its four 2013 events. These events celebrate the creativity of the Midcoast community through visual storytelling in a unique presentation style where eight individuals their work, their ideas and their creative process with a 20-second-per-image/ 20-image slideshow. Over the past four years, such events have drawn crowds of 200 to 300 in diverse and informal locations across the Midcoast.

A few spots are still open for the Friday, Feb. 15 PechaKucha Night at Watts Hall in Thomaston; and the rest of the 2013 schedule is open, including the May 17 event at the Bingo Hall/Tarrantine Club in Belfast. A broad range of creative individuals are encouraged to submit including designers, inventors, writers, visual artists, architects, chefs, farmers, crafters, boat builders, furniture makers, collectors, entrepreneurs, etc.

Anyone interested in becoming a presenter is encouraged to send an email to with the following information: name, phone number and email address; a description of work and/or an overview of the story to tell (250 word maximum); and a link to one’s website or five low-resolution images of the work to be presented. Organizers said they may not be able to personally respond to every entry but those submitting can be assures they will be kept in mind for future event dates.

PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine’s organizing partners include Midcoast Magnet, the Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Waterfall Arts and various creative community members including Maggi Blue, Lorna Crichton, Jane Farthing, Kelly Finlay, Amber Heffner, Leila Murphy and Lynn Talbot. To stay connected, visit the PechaKuchaME Facebook page. To learn more about PechaKucha International, visit

PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine also offers affordable sponsorships for local organizations and businesses; contact Leila Murphy at 594-8622 for more information.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or

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