Wichitalks is back for a special Big Read edition

Wichitalks is back! Join us Friday, April 29, at Roxy’s Downtown. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Wichitalks is an event that brings together passionate individuals and an active audience for an evening of diverse presentations. We look to surface unique perspectives, passion projects, and compelling stories that add value to our community.
This special edition of Wichitalks is co-presented by Wichita Public Library as part of the NEA Big Read: Wichita. Together we invite presentations pertaining to the concept of home. Like Esperanza in “The House on Mango Street” — this year’s Big Read book — we all have unique experiences, colorful communities, and stories of personal growth that contribute to our ideas of the meaning of home. Sometimes they are harsh realities and sometimes they are deeply joyous. At this Wichitalks we celebrate those stories.
Ten handpicked individuals will each share a five-minute presentation on the theme of home. With only 20 slides, each auto-advancing every 15 seconds, presentations are brief, insightful, and passionately delivered.
The deadline to apply is March 31. Selected presenters will be notified on 5 p.m. April 6. Presenters will then work with a committee of KMUW and Wichita Public Library staff to hone and finalize presentations in advance of the big event on April 29. Presenters must be available for a dress rehearsal and group dinner on April 28.