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KMUW and Wichita Public Library are partnering to present a special edition of Wichitalks as part of the 2024 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-advancing 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 invite presentations pertaining to the concept of generational identity. In this year's NEA Big Read: Wichita book There There author Tommy Orange explores what it means to carry our family’s stories with us and how our family’s past affects our present and our future.

Join us at 7 pm on Friday, April 19th at TempleLive for an evening of inspirational and meaningful presentations. Wichitalks is free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged to give us a headcount, but not required. RSVP here.

If you need ADA accessible seating, please contact us at info@kmuw.org.

Parking at TempleLive: Guests can utilize street parking or park in the lot north of the Scottish Rite. Those needing ADA accommodations will enter under the black awning. All other guests will use the main entrance on the east side of the building.

Introducing our 2024 Wichitalks speakers:

  • Aileen Rueda-DaCosta
  • Annie Garvey
  • Brittany Svetecz
  • Carmen Macias
  • Carmen Moore
  • Carolina Freeman
  • Chenay Sloan
  • Delmar Uqualla
  • Heather Neumann
  • Julian Montes
  • Latasha Eley Kelly
  • Matthew Pewewardy
  • Stephanie Luna
  • Tasha Hayes

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Past Events