Pecha Kucha celebrates 40 years, Post and Courier arts and entertainment reporter included |  Charleston Scene

Pecha Kucha celebrates 40 years, Post and Courier arts and entertainment reporter included | Charleston Scene

Pecha Kucha, a worldwide presentation format that requests speakers to talk on stage for six minutes and 40 seconds while 20 slides transition at 20-second intervals in the background, is celebrating its 40th rendition in Charleston.

Full disclosure: I will be a part of the presentation.

The local event was founded by Terry Fox, a creative and creative-adjacent presence in town who also hosts the Charleston Arts Festival. For this round, there will be eight speakers or groups of speakers featured who will speak about a topic of their selection while slides of their design play in the background.

Topics can span quite the range, but I’ll give a hint that mine is integrally tied to my role at The Post and Courier as an arts and entertainment reporter.

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Also included for the 40th are Candice Patterson and Will Kiser, two local artists known as Dos Bandidos; Bintou Ndaw, a French and Senegalese chef; Jennifer Charzewski, a principal at Liollio Architecture; Tina Heath-Schuttenberg and David Schuttenberg, co-owners of Kwei Fei; Chase Quinn, curator of education and programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art; Sharon Graci and Rodney Lee Rogers, co-founders of Pure Theatre; and Gavin Shelton, a director, editor and cinematographer.

The 40th Pecha Kucha will take place on Sept. 15 at the Charleston Music Hall. Doors are at 7:30 pm, and the show will begin at 8 pm Tickets can be purchased online in advance at They are $12 in advance or $14 the day of the show.

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Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.

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