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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Twin Peaks Ain't No Hogwash

BY ZACK GODSHALL
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

It’s been said that without Twin Peaks, "half your favorite shows wouldn’t exist." Even though it may not be one of your favorite shows (yet), Zack Godshall would like to go ahead and throw his new web series Hogwash into this category of "Would Not Exist Were It Not For Twin Peaks." Are the shows similar? On the surface, not really. But inspiration is a funny thing, and he'll try to mine this and other mysteries in the hopes of revealing why Twin Peaks ain’t no Hogwash.

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Reach: Generous Envy and Evangelicalism

BY JOHN FLETCHER
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

In these polarized times, almost everyone has moments of worldview shock. We hear someone talking about what they believe, and our jaw drops. How can they possibly think *that*? In other words, we face the challenge of living alongside people who operate from assumptions and value sets we find strange, questionable, or even offensive. In this talk, John Fletcher (a liberal gay Methodist Theatre professor) shares some of his work studying the outreach strategies of conservative evangelicals. What does it mean to listen carefully and learn from "the other side" even as we disagree?

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Avocados, Choreography and a Life that Never Stops Moving

BY COCO LOUPE
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

From process of manipulation to process of observation, CoCo Loupe examines the artist's journey home and away again via choreographic strategies and supported leaps into the unknown.

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The Vulnerable Exception?

BY LEONARD AUGUSTUS, JR.
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

The arts paved the way for Leonard Augustus to live an "exceptional" life. He'll explore realities of being called "The Exception" and share, with some degree of vulnerability, what that has meant and how it has shaped the person behind the glitter.

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Before Caitlyn Jenner: A Brief History of Transsexuality in the US

BY CATHERINE JACQUET
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

Before Caitlyn Jenner graced the cover of Vanity Fair in June 2015, transsexual and gender variant people had been fighting for decades for equality in the United States. In this brief history Cat Jacquet will explore the origins of transsexuality and ensuing movements for trans rights.

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The Not-So-Sexy Way To Be On Top

BY PAUL CLAXTON
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

Find out how Paul Claxton's failure, over-commitment, and transparency made everyone he knows happy...

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We Are BR, but who are we really?

BY MAIDA OWENS
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

Growing up in Baton Rouge and being the state folklorist for almost 30 years, Maida Owens knew that Baton Rouge has low folk cultural esteem, in other words, both locals and non-residents do not hold the local folk traditions in high esteem. She decided to apply her expertise to Baton Rouge’s identity issue and document tradition bearers. She found plenty and she'll share about them here.

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Lines and Shapes

BY DANNY HOLMES
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

"I really like lines, like the thing you put in a picture to look at."

In "Lines and Shapes" from PechaKucha night Baton Rouge Vol. 5, Danny Holmes explains his fascination with lines and shapes. He likes how a few lines can make a simple shape, and a bunch of simple shapes can be added together to make really complex and beautiful things. It’s a lot of fun to look at, but he really likes to hear them.

 

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Bloom Where You're Planted


"Once you become more comfortable (with) making music, you find making music with other people to be a powerful experience."
In 
"Bloom Where You're Planted" from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 3, Ex- Baton Rouge Symphony member Dave Hinson talks about the foundation of the Adult Music Club in Baton Rouge and how his life has inspired him to help ordinary people find ways in which they can express themselves creatively.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Anna Schwab

    Anna Schwab, M.B.A. works as a free-lance professional dancer in modern and contemporary dance-theatre, has taught and choreographed at studios across Baton Rouge, and teaches dance to elementary school students in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Anna holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, and a B.A. in Creative Writing. She loves to uphold the Louisiana tradition of bringing people together over food and drink to share their stories, and sees PechaKucha Night as a beautiful opportunity to do that in a new and creative way. Most importantly, Anna is the mother of 8-year-old daughter, Quinn, who also loves to dance, make art, and share stories of her own.