Kevin Zepper, MFA in the English Department, presented at the 17th Pecha Kucha (pronounced Pa-cha ku-cha) event April 18 in Bemidji. Zepper’s presentation followed the strict rules of Pecha Kucha: a 6:40 time limit, which is 20 seconds of “script” along with images projected every 20 seconds. The title of his distilled lecture was, “The Prose Poem: My Intuitive Journey.” There were nine presenters sharing their passion through topics ranging from kayaking, wrens, Cuba, and living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Samantha Nienow is the coordinator of the Bemidj Pecha Kucha chapter. Nienow graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with honors, (Summa Cum Laude), earning her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications with Multimedia Concentration in 2002. Her advisor was Professor Mike Ruth. Nienow also owns her own web design business, Red Zest Design.