WATCH

PechaKucha Presentation

Presenter bw nw avatar

Graham Bathgate

Publisher, Self-employed in Paraparaumu

A Centenarian Remembers

PRESENTED ON OCT 15, 2016
IN WELLINGTON @ VOL 30

Graham Bathgate lyrically describes his conversations and discoveries with centenarian Thelma McLean as part of a book he presented Thelma for her 105th birthday: about poetry she learned at school and loved, and could still recite; images of when she was growing up; and a life of reflections.  Thelma has passed on.  This delightful warm presentation enshrines her life and memories.  E nga mate, haere, haere, haere atu ra! 

APPLAUD THIS!
Thumb 17 18617dde4ce8fa0c248ae24b7c7c1b2ebb0602b95e334

Haitian History and its Heroes

BY ROMMI SMITH
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2010

Rommi Smith, a poem for Haiti. * Haitians will rise, rebuild and live again ! * At the End there is only silence.

Thumb pkn 20wellington 20nz 20james 20nokise.006

A Concise History of Race Relations in New Zealand ... Abridged

BY JAMES NOKISE
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

James Nokise gives us a comedic rundown on the history of New Zealand, its diversity, and its rugby team. He talks about New Zealand's original inhabitants, its immigrants, and encourages racial understanding and acceptance across the board. 

Thumb neville 20peat 18

The Hidden Wonders of New Zealand

BY NEVILLE PEAT
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 14, 2013

Neville Peat shares interesting facts about the history, flora, and fauna of New Zealand as he talks about his experiences and insights during his recent visit to the island country. 

Thumb henry3

Tell Me About Your City

BY HENRY RABY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 29, 2015

Henry Raby presents the character and history of his city, the city of York, through a beautifully perceptive poem, and invites you to tell him about about your city.

Thumb pk sept15 2nd.060

Memories of Far Gosford Street

BY CLAIRE SANDYS
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Claire Sandys provides a visual, written and audio tour of historic Far Gosford Street.

Thumb slide2

Kentucky Marriage Equality Oral History Project

BY KAREN HOGG
IN BOWLING GREEN

Karen Hogg is a graduate student in the Folk Studies department at Western Kentucky University. She shares her experience gathering oral histories regarding the struggle for marriage equality in Kentucky.

Thumb slide5

OE Inspires Poetry

BY RANDI JANELLE
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

The Overseas Experience might be familiar as "the gap year" or "taking a year to travel." But when the year becomes longer, the decision to stay or leave a country and redefine home can be an unforseen challenge. Poet and photographer, Randi Janelle, explains her struggles with this challenge from her time in New Zealand.

Thumb abc

Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth

BY LAURIE ANN GUERRERO
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2015

"This poem is an ode to every hard-working artist who knows the joy of struggle from which their art comes."

In Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 20, poet laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero looks back at her ancestors’ history of labor and struggle as art, a legacy of poets, musicians, and painters whose artistry was a way to map and ultimately transcend the world. Art, she says, is a pursuit of truth. It was her ancestor’s many generations of that pursuit that ultimately gave her the privilege and position of being asked to make art: the maker, not the object. Through poetry, Guerrero invites us to share in that space of openness, vulnerability and ultimately grace.

Thumb slide19

A poetic vision - the Sunshine Coast poetry trail

BY JUDITH BANDIDT
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

The Sunshine Coast Pente Poets (including Judith Bandidt, Deanne Lister and Lyn Browne) set off on a mission to bring poetry to the people by making it accessible within the local environment. The first year of their grassroots community project saw the poets investigate a variety of Sunshine Coast locations from 'hinterland to headland', exploring innovative ways of embedding poetry in natural, and built environments and writing about what they discovered. A cross-arts sculptural approach has since been used linking the visual arts with the literary arts through the creation of public art pieces with poetry as an intrinsic element.  

The Hinterland Poetry Trail took shape during 2016 and 2017 at three sites. Inspiration for both poetry and sculptures was drawn from the history, heritage and unique environments of the three locations.