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It isn't enough to say we "need" the humanities because we ARE the humanities. They are gifts to us from our predecessors, ancestors, and contemporaries. They represent the imagination, [the] innovative, and ask us to think deeply—as the greatest philosophers and artists have always asked us for the last 2,500 years—about our experience, and to think beyond the various intellectually lazy forms of ideology circulating in America today.

Charles Johnson
MacArthur Fellow and National Book Award winner (Middle Passage)
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By the Numbers

Serving Washington Communities from Aberdeen to Zillah.

Serving Washington Communities from Aberdeen to Zillah:

  • Year Founded: 1973
  • Program Attendance (2014): 105,657
  • Number of programs and events (2014): 586
  • Communities served (2014): 113
  • Counties served (2014): 36

2014 Program Activity

  • 45 grants awarded totaling $78,000.
  • 190 speakers bureau presentations serving 7100 audience members.
  • 13 six-week Prime Time Family Reading programs delivered in 10 communities.
  • 17 Think & Drink Events in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima.
  • 117 in-person Poet Laureate events reaching 4927 audience members.
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