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PechaKucha Night

  • The Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA, 18940 United States (map)

PechaKucha (“chit-chat” in Japanese) is an informal, fast-paced, multiple-speaker event that has been held in more than 900 cities worldwide. During a PechaKucha Night, presenters abide by a few simple rules: choose a topic they’re passionate about, be prepared to speak in front of an audience, and limit the talk to 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide.

Admission is free; donations to the non-profit Newtown Theatre are encouraged.


  • Matthew Arlen, owner of Ned's Cigar Store in Newtown: "Cigars 101"
  • Ryan Bishof, former US Marine and history teacher: "Warriors From The Sea"
  • Dwight Dulsky, co-president of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Society: "The 2017 Solar Eclipse"
  • David Graham, professor of photography at University of the Arts: "A Life on the Road"
  • Carl Lavo, author and historian: "The Village Beneath the Waves"
  • Bill Sheffer, First National Bank in Newtown: "The History of First National Bank in Newtown"
  • Tucker Smith, a junior at Council Rock High School North: "The Great Molasses Flood of 1919"



Later Event: November 10
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