Volume 12 of PechaKucha Bryan marked a couple of firsts for the event. The first time at the new venue here at Ice House on Main and the first time for a themed evening. The presenters for the night are all writers themselves, and spoke about their journeys to becoming authors. Christine Brown of Texas A&M University Press presented “A Year on a Shelf” and how books get published. Pam Wiley’s talk took us back to the beginnings of the creative process with her talk “Creativity Found.” Teri Metcalf presented “How to Write a Memoir” based on her own experiences. But Dorian Martin had another perspective and shared her talk “Recovering from a Long Stay in the ICU — (I)ntensive (C)reativity (U)ntapped,” explaining what happens when the creative spark burns out. Finally,Madeline Turnipseed, inspired the group with her talk “BTHO a Novel: National Novel Writing Month in Bryan-College Station.”
There was something for the writer in all of us and it was a great kick-off to future PK nights at the Ice House. Thanks to the Texas A&M Institute for Applied Creativity and Advent GX for continuing bring the event to our community each quarter.
PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps — just about anything, really — in the PechaKucha 20×20 format. Every PechaKucha Night city is hosted by a local organizer, who has an annual Handshake Agreement with PechaKucha HQ to run their event series. This ensures that each PechaKucha Night is relevant to their city- and can create a unique platform to uncover that city’s creativity. To see previous PK Bryan presentations, visit our PechaKucha-Bryan page.