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PechaKucha Creators at First Parish

by | Jul 15, 2020

PechaKucha is a visual storytelling art form from Japan. It involves 20 PowerPoint images, each lasting 20 seconds, with a soundtrack of narration and/or music. According to the website, it “began as nighttime get-togethers in Tokyo in 2003 by two renowned architects”. Since then, three million people have attended PechaKucha events worldwide.”

On July 7, the Lane Lyceum hosted a PechaKucha information session with the goal of inspiring First Parish folks to create their own PechaKucha and show them at occasional group screening events. Leslie Ross-Degnan and Wendy Blom jumped in to make the first two, which they showed at the Lyceum.

Several who attended that Lyceum expressed an interest in creating a PechaKucha.  Because of the interest, we have scheduled a more in-depth information session via Zoom on July 27 at 7:30pm. If you would like to learn more and get started on your own PeckaKucha presentation, contact Leslie at  or Wendy at for the Zoom link.

You can see Wendy and Leslie’s PechaKuchas at the links below. For more information about the art form and many inspiring examples, visit