Wichitalks Big Read Edition | April 2, 2023
KMUW and Wichita Public Library partnered to present a special edition of Wichitalks as part of the 2023 NEA Big Read: Wichita.
Presented by KMUW, Wichitalks is an eclectic and insightful event series featuring lightning-fast, 5-minute talks with 20 slides auto-progressing every 15 seconds. We bring together passionate individuals and an active audience for an evening of diverse presentations.
For this special NEA Big Read Edition of Wichitalks in partnership with Wichita Public Library, we invited presentations pertaining to the concept of aging and end of life. In this year's NEA Big Read: Wichita book Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, author Roz Chast visits these difficult topics through humor and love as her parents near the end of their lives.
There are many aspects that we don’t want to discuss about aging and this journey we all go through at some point. At this Wichitalks we celebrate those stories.
Wichita icon Bonnie Bing emceed. Our lineup of speakers in order of appearance are:
- Micala Gingrich Gaylord
- Brie Kerschen
- Anita Mendoza
- Eric Litwiller
- Casey Jones
- Alexandra Simmons
- Wakeelah Martinez
- Joe Rodriguez
- Susan Stover
- Janet Federico
- Carla Lee
- Ellen Awe
Click the links above to watch the individual presentations, or watch the full event with the video posted at the top. To subscribe to KMUW's Wichitalks e-newsletter, click here. Follow Wichitalks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.