The humanities are the genie in the bottle of the world. They are to economics what a magic flute is to a cash register, to science what a bird of paradise is to a lab rat, and to most political systems what a disco ball is to a ball and chain. That's why I'm high on Humanities Washington.

Tom Robbins
Author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
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Prequel taps early 20th century for drama
Apr 03, 2014
The Bellingham Herald
The Bellingham Herald previews Speakers Bureau's Janet Oakley's new book, "Timber Rose."
Meet Washington's New Poet Laureate: Elizabeth Austen
Apr 01, 2014
Seattle Magazine
Seattle Magazine profiles new Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen. This also appeared in the print edition.
Library's 'Hard Times' exhibit features Egan Talk
Mar 30, 2014
The Spokesman-Review
The Spokesman-Review previews the grant-funded talk by Timothy Egan, which also coincides with the Hope in Hard Times exhibit at the Spokane County Library.
Conversations at the Bar
Mar 27, 2014
Seattle Repertory Theater Blog
Seattle Repertory Theater writes about Think & Drink on their blog.
EvCC hosting talks on future of journalism
Mar 11, 2014
The Herald (Everett)
The Herald in Everett previews a Speakers Bureau series hosted at Everett Community College.
Humanities Washington Seeks Presenters for Statewide Speakers Bureau
Mar 07, 2014
The Skanner
The Oregon union paper The Skanner shares our call for Speakers Bureau applicants.
Meet Elizabeth Austen, Washington's new poet laureate
Feb 14, 2014
Crosscut's Florangela Davis interviews Elizabeth Austen.
Weekend on the Rock February 14-16, 2014: Territorial Voices and PAUNDY
Feb 14, 2014
Inside Bainbridge
Inside Bainbridge previews Lorraine McConaghy's Speakers Bureau presentation.
Discussion, WINTER'S BONE Screening and Talk Set for BPA for THE KENTUCKY CYCLE, Beg. 2/28
Feb 13, 2014
Broadway World
Broadway World reports on a Bainbridge Performing Arts grant-funded event.
Highline Historical Society presents “Coming Home: Baseball’s America”
Feb 10, 2014
The Highline Times
The Highline Times covers the Speakers Bureau presentation Coming Home: Baseball's America.
New poet laureate visits Senate, SecState
Feb 05, 2014
The Washington Office of the Secretary of State’s blog
The WA Secretary of State Blogs covers the reading by new Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen.
‘Slavery in Northwest’ story presented Thursday
Feb 03, 2014
WSU News
WSU news covers Eva Abram's Speakers Bureau presentation.
Puyallup elementary group hears stories Latino music tell
Feb 02, 2014
The News Tribune (Tacoma)
The News Tribune (Tacoma) on Speakers Bureau's Antonio Davidson-Gomez.
Q&A: Author Harriet Baskas, chronicler of museum oddities
Jan 31, 2014
The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times' Mary Ann Gwinn profiles Speakers Bureau's Harriet Baskas
The Daily Troll: Farewell to food stamps? Seattle's transit uh-oh. Pat Robertson, #1 Seahawks fan?
Jan 29, 2014
Crosscut covers the new Washington State Poet Laureate in their Daily Troll column.
Elizabeth Austen Named 2014 Washington State Poet Laureate
Jan 28, 2014
KUOW's The Record
KUOW's Steve Scher interviews Elizabeth Austen on being the new Washington State Poet Laureate
Free event in Puyallup features Latino educator
Jan 27, 2014
The News Tribune (Tacoma)
The News Tribune (Tacoma) covers Antonio Davidson-Gomez's Speakers Bureau presentation.
Call for Poems and Elizabeth Austen's New Position as Poet Laureate
Jan 19, 2014
The Alchemist's Kitchen
Call for Poems and Elizabeth Austen's New Position as Poet Laureate in The Alchemist's Kitchen, a blog.
'Hope in Hard Times' exhibit opens Jan. 17 in Walla Walla
Jan 09, 2014
Tri-City Herald
The Tri-City Herald covers Hope in Hard Times at the Kirkman House Museum.
Exhibit of Great Depression images comes to Walla Walla
Jan 02, 2014
Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Hope in Hard Times at the Kirkman House Museum is profiled in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin.
'Tis the Season
Dec 23, 2013
KUOW's The Record
KUOW's The Record plays a spot using clips from our Dec. 2013 Think & Drink, 'Tis the Season: Holiday Shopping and the American Consumer Culture.
Think & Drink With Humanities Washington: ‘Tis the Season
Dec 04, 2013
Exit 133
Exit 133 promotes our Think & Drink in Tacoma.
Music and Ideas, Consumerism
Dec 03, 2013
Think & Drink Program Manager Zaki Abdelhamid and presenter Linda Nash talk about the program's upcoming topic, consumerism, on 91.3 FM.
The Widow
Nov 20, 2013
The Stranger
The Stranger posts Rebecca Brown's short story "The Widow," which she first read for Bedtime Stories Seattle 2013.
Yakima Think and Drink [Urban Planning]
Nov 15, 2013
Appleseed Media
Appleseed Media posts the audio from the Think & Drink in Yakima on Urban Planning.
Applications sought for state poet laureate
Oct 23, 2013
Sammamish Review
The Sammamish Review posts the call for Washington State Poet Laureate.
Author visits abound, and other literary news
Oct 14, 2013
The Seattle Times
Mary Ann Gwinn mentions Bedtime Stories and Think & Drink in her Lit Life column
Fundraiser features writers’ best pillow talk
Sep 20, 2013
The Spokesman-Review
Bedtime Stories is previewed in The Spokesman-Review.
Read the first chapter of Spokane author Sharma Shields' new novel
Sep 17, 2013
The Inlander previews Shield's novel, and mentions her upcoming appearance at Bedtime Stories and interview in Spark.
10 Days Out: Sept. 12, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Yakima Herald Republic
The Yakima Herald Republic previews the upcoming Think & Drink, The Latino Lens: A Discussion with Filmmaker Enrique Cerna.
Jamie Ford writes about ‘a different world’ — 1920s-’30s Seattle
Sep 09, 2013
The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times interviews Jamie Ford about his latest, Songs of Willow Frost, and Ford mentions Bedtime Stories.
Professor honored for work in humanities
Aug 20, 2013
UW Daily
The UW Daily's story on Charles Johnson receiving the Humanities Washington Award.
Guest Column: Preserve funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities
Aug 03, 2013
The Daily News
Cowlitz County commissioner Dennis Weber (R) wrote an op-ed in the Longview Daily News in support of funding for the NEH.
Humanities important to economy
Aug 01, 2013
The Spokane Journal of Business
Op-Ed by Julie Ziegler and Michael Zimmerman published in the Spokane Journal of Business.
Teaching the humanities bolsters ingenuity
Jul 30, 2013
The Everett Herald
Op-Ed by Julie Ziegler, Alex Zimmerman and Michael Zimmerman is published in the Everett Herald.
Charles Johnson to Receive 2013 Humanities Washington Award
Jul 24, 2013
Simpson Center for the Humanities
The Simpson Center for the Humanities blog features 2013 Humanities Washington Award winner Charles Johnson.
SPOTLIGHT: An update on Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken’s visit to Whidbey Island
Jul 22, 2013
Whidbey Life Magazine
Whidbey Life Magazine does a retrospective on Flenniken's visit to Whidbey Island.
Experience Washington during the Great Depression
Jul 19, 2013
Coastal Weekend
Coastal Weekend covers the exhibit 'Hope in Hard Times' at the Appelo Archives.
Appelo Center to host Great Depression exhibit
Jul 11, 2013
The Wahkiakum County Eagle
The Wahkiakum County Eagle does a write-up of "Hope in Hard Times" as it visits the Appelo Archives.
Guest: How the humanities support economy
Jul 10, 2013
The Seattle Times
Julie Ziegler and Michael Zimmerman's co-written Op-Ed for the Seattle Times.
BEA 2013: Jamie Ford: Depression-Era Novel
May 31, 2013
Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly talks to bestselling author Jamie Ford about his new novel – and its origins at Humanities Washington’s annual Bedtime Stories event.
Good night, Spokane
May 26, 2013
The Spokesman-Review
The Spokesman-Review promotes Bedtime Stories Spokane 2013.
Merc stages controversial play, sparks community conversation
May 23, 2013
The Wenatchee World
The Merc Playhouse stages "The Laramie Project," about the murder of Matthew Shepard, supported by a Humanities Washington Opportunity Grant and moderated by trustee John Roth.
Merc's Laramie Project explores themes of violence, tolerance and community healing
May 22, 2013
Methow Valley News Online
The Methow Valley News Online covers grant-funded project "The Laramie Project" at The Merc Playhouse.
Sherlock Holmes lecture examines the detective's cultural staying power
May 16, 2013
The Bellingham Herald
The Bellingham Herald talks with Tom Keogh about his upcoming presentation at the Bellingham Public Library.
Tukwila's pioneers fought in Civil War | Tukwila's Story
May 13, 2013
Tukwila Reporter
Speakers Bureau's Lorraine McConaghy talks Tukwila's Civil War history.
Seattle author relishes chance to see 150-year-old pickle at Lynden museum
May 11, 2013
The Bellingham Herald
The Bellingham Herald interviews Speakers Bureau's Harriet Baskas about her upcoming presentation.
Attention Sherlock Holmes buffs – free presentation on the staying power of Holmes next Tuesday
May 01, 2013
Queen Anne View
The Queen Anne View gives a preview of Tom Keogh's Speakers Bureau presentation.
Book-It stages Huck Finn adaptation, plus plenty of discussion
Apr 19, 2013
The Seattle Times
Grant-funded program at Book-It Repertory Theater is covered in the Seattle Times by Speakers Bureau's Tom Keogh.
WEEKEND: Jefferson museum exhibit takes look back at Great Depression in Washington
Apr 11, 2013
Peninsula Daily News
A profile of the traveling exhibit Hope in Hard Times at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History in the Peninsula Daily News.
Washington state’s poet laureate to read in Port Angeles
Apr 06, 2013
Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula Daily News previews a reading with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken.
Wenatchee photographer takes on prescribed-fire issue
Mar 18, 2013
Yakima Herald Republic
A profile of Speakers Bureau's John Marshall in the Yakima Herald Republic.
Washington Poet Laureate visits Fairview
Mar 04, 2013
Bremerton Patriot
The Bremerton Patriot reports on Kathleen Flenniken's visit to Fairview Junior High.
Washington State's Julie Ziegler
Mar 01, 2013
Executive Director Julie Ziegler is interviewed in Humanities Magazine.
Humanities Washington brings engaging conversation series to Edmonds
Feb 21, 2013
Edmonds Beacon
The Edmonds Beacon posts on the Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities series.
Think & Drink: The Future of Marijuana Post-I-502
Feb 13, 2013
The Stranger
Notes from all over: from the American Library Association to Queen Anne
Feb 04, 2013
Seattle Times
A mention of the Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities in Mary Ann Gwinn's column.
Gig Harbor Film Festival Presents Older Than America
Jan 22, 2013
Gig Harbor Guide
The Gig Harbor Guide profiles an upcoming film series and presentation by Speakers Bureau's Lance Rhoades.
Presenting a different picture: Program sheds light on portrayal of Native Americans in cinema
Jan 18, 2013
Auburn Reporter
Speakers Bureau's Lance Rhoades' presentation on Native Americans in film is profiled in the Auburn Reporter.
Relics of resilience
Jan 17, 2013
The Lewiston Tribune
A writeup on the Traveling Exhibit Hope in Hard Times at the Asotin County Library in the Lewiston Tribune.
Charles Mitchell: A Slave In Washington State
Jan 10, 2013
KUOW's The Conversation
Speakers Bureau's Eva Abram is interviewed on KUOW's The Conversation with Ross Reynolds.
Songs of the Oregon Trail at George's CoffeeHouse
Jan 10, 2013
Crescent Bar Chronicle
Speakers Bureau's Hank Cramer to perform at George Community Hall.
Long Live Sherlock Holmes
Jan 01, 2013
Speakers Bureau's Tom Keogh writes about the many incarnations of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for Humanities magazine.
Seattle: A Hotspot For Human Trafficking
Dec 04, 2012
KUOW's The Conversation
Speakers Bureau's Jeanne Kohl-Welles on KUOW's The Conversation.
Baseball: A Mirror For America
Dec 03, 2012
KUOW's The Conversation
Speakers Bureau's William Woodward is on KUOW's The Conversation with Ross Reynolds.
The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism And What It Means For You
Nov 28, 2012
KUOW's The Conversation
Claudia Rowe is interviewed on KUOW's The Conversation about the changing state of journalism.
Author Jennifer Stuller On Superwomen In Modern Mythology
Nov 20, 2012
KUOW's The Conversation
Jennifer K. Stuller is interviewed on KUOW's The Conversation about female superheroes in pop culture.
Julia Harrison Sees The World Through Her Sweet Tooth
Nov 13, 2012
KUOW's The Conversation
KUOW's The Conversation with Ross Reynolds interviews Julia Harrison about her Speakers Bureau presentation on the anthropology of sweets.
Yakima Valley Wineries Are Increasingly Partnering with Cultural Organizations
Nov 05, 2012
Yakima Herald Republic
Humanities Washington's Think & Drink program in Yakima is profiled as the Yakima Valley Herald explores new programming in wineries.
Forestry, Wildfire Examined Nov. 7
Nov 02, 2012
The Daily Record
The (Kittitas County) Daily Record promotes John Marshall's Speakers Bureau appearance at the Kittitas County Historical Museum Nov. 7.
Alex Alben On How Digital Technology Rewrote Our Future
Oct 15, 2012
KUOW's The Conversation
KUOW's Ross Reynolds interviews Speakers Bureau presenter Alex Alben on The Conversation about the rise of digital technology and how it creates both connections and alienation.
Civil War Researcher Includes Audience In Presentation Of War In Washington
Oct 05, 2012
Whidbey News-Times
Speakers Bureau presenter Lorraine McConaghy will lead an interactive reader's theater event at the Coupeville and Freeland libraries on Monday, Oct. 15.
Voters Have Final Say Whether Negative Ads Work
Sep 30, 2012
The (Tacoma) News Tribune
The News Tribune columnist Peter Callaghan reflects on the effectiveness of political attack ads a few days after participating in a Think & Drink on the topic Sept. 26 in Seattle.
The Power Of Forgiveness
Sep 28, 2012
The Spokesman-Review
Adrian Rogers of The Spokesman-Review interviews Bedtime Stories Spokane author Shann Ray in advance of the event about the story he wrote for the gala.
Humanities Washington - Think & Drink Program
Sep 26, 2012
Northwest Cable News interviews Humanities Washington Executive Director Julie Ziegler about the Think & Drink program, including the upcoming THink & Drink Dirty Business: A History of Negative Campaigning Sept. 26 in Seattle.
Streams of Consciousness
Sep 25, 2012
The Inlander
The Inlander's Luke Baumgarten profiles the five Bedtime Stories Spokane authors Jess Walter, Shann Ray, Nance Van Winckel, Kim Barnes and Jim Lynch.
Kathleen Flenniken Exercises Her Poetic License
Sep 01, 2012
Seattle Magazine
A profile of Kathleen Flenniken in Seattle Magazine by Dana Standish.
Defining Marriage
Aug 09, 2012
KUOW's Weekday
Our July 17 Think & Drink in Seattle on the state of marriage with Steve Scher, Stephanie Coontz and Anne Levinson is rebroadcast on KUOW's Weekday
Stephanie Coontz and Anne Levinson on Getting Hitched and What that Actually Means Today
Jul 16, 2012
Seattle Weekly
Allison Thomasseau of the Seattle Weekly talks to Stephanie Coontz and Anne Levinson in advance of Humanities Washington's July 17 Think & Drink event.
Washington's Poet Laureate Reflects On Growing Up Near Hanford In New Book
Jun 20, 2012
NPR's N3 reporter Anna King talks with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken about growing up in Richland and her new book "Plume" on June 20, 2012.
Augusten Burroughs to speak at LitFest in Pasco
May 22, 2012
Tri-City Herald
Ty Beaver of the Tri-City Herald advances the popular memoirist's appearance at the 2012 Mid-Columbia Literary Festival.
May 9th “Think & Drink” at Naked City Taphouse in Greenwood
Apr 12, 2012
North Seattle Sarah
Popular North Seattle blogger Sarah Heath calls Think & Drink "pretty amazing," and warns people to come early to the upcoming May 9 event.
Rhymes With Everett Finds the Words That Speak to Us
Apr 12, 2012
The (Everett, Wash.) Herald
Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken reads at Rhymes With Everett: The Favorite Poem Project
Author Brings Antarctic to Entiat: Farr Presented 'Emperors of the Ice' at Entiat, Manson Libraries
Apr 02, 2012
Lake Chelan Mirror
The Lake Chelan Mirror covers Richard Farr's Speakers Bureau presentations in Manson, Waterville and Entiat.
Once a Hanford Engineer, Now Washington's Poet Laureate
Apr 01, 2012
The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times' Mary Ann Gwinn interviews 2012-14 Washington state poet laureate Kathleen Flenniken.
Think & Drink: Tapping into Tradition at the Local Pub
Mar 08, 2012
Washington Beer Blog
The Washington Beer Blog opines about Humanities Washington's Think & Drink program.
In Their Shoes: CWU Exhibit Tells Locals' Stories Through Footwear
Feb 28, 2012
Daily Record
Humanities Washington, the Smithsonian and Central Washington University team on Journey Stories exhibit in Ellensburg.
Poet Laureate Of Washington Kathleen Flenniken
Feb 13, 2012
KUOW's Weekday
KUOW's Steve Scher of Weekday talks with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken on Feb. 13, 2012.
Richland Native Named State's Poet Laureate
Feb 11, 2012
Tri-City Herald
The Tri-City Herald covers the appointment of Kathleen Flenniken as the 2012-14 Washington State Poet Laureate.
Northern Lights Brewery Hosts Think & Drink
Feb 08, 2012
The Gonzaga Bulletin
Brian Bellinger, of Gonzaga University's student newspaper, the Bulletin, covers the debut Think & Drink in Spokane.
Think and Drink: The Politics Behind Your Pint
Sep 15, 2011
Washington Beer Blog
Kendall Jones of the Washington Beer Blog heartily endorses the idea of Humanities Washington's new Think & Drink program.
Hank Cramer Wins Award
Jul 28, 2011
Methow Grist
Karen West posts a nice feature story at Methow Grist about this year's Humanities Washington Award winner, folksinger and storyteller Hank Cramer.
Humanities Washington Night Lights Anthology Reading at Village Books
May 09, 2011
Humanities Washington Night Lights Anthology reading with Karen Fisher, Jana Harris, Margot Kahn, & Laura Kalpakian.
Lecture on Historic Buildings at Cowlitz Museum
May 04, 2011
Longview Daily News
Michael Herschensohn of Humanities Washington will give a talk entitled "Reading Between the Lines: the Stories Old Buildings Tell Us" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum. Herschensohn will talk about how homes, factories, schools, parks, hotels and barns are key markers in the story of people's daily lives.
Alien Invaders Presentation at San Juan Island Library May 14
May 04, 2011
San Juan County Journal
Seattle-based film critic and Humanities Washington speaker Robert Horton examines political and social anxieties from alien-invasion scenarios of 1950s science fiction films. He discusses movies providing angles on Atomic Age concerns.
Architectural historian to speak at Clark County Museum
May 01, 2011
Longview Valley Bugler
Michael Herschensohn will present "Reading Between the Lines: the Stories Old Buildings Tell Us" at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum.
EWU Libraries Receives NEH Grant
Apr 30, 2011
Eastern 24/7
Eastern Washington University Libraries is one of six institutions to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to expand access to archival digital collections.
WWII Historian David M. Kennedy to Speak on Orcas Island
Apr 25, 2011
The Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series continues Sunday, May 1, with a presentation by historian David M. Kennedy, “A Tale of Three Cities: How the United States Won WWII and Made the Modern World.” The lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Orcas Center and is made possible with a grant from Humanities Washington.
Vancouver Discussion "Bridges" the Chasm
Apr 12, 2011
The Columbian
The future of the Interstate 5 bridge crossing the Columbia River will be the topic of a panel discussion, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., part of the museum’s Bridging the Gap exhibit.
Humanities Washington Speaker Amy Rubin to Present at Western Washington University April 12
Apr 10, 2011
WWU Events Calendar
Amy Rubin will present "The Fascinating Rhythms of North and South America," a look at how a culture’s art reflects its heart and soul and tells much about its history.
Forums in Yakima, Wenatchee, Bellingham Discuss Immigration
Apr 02, 2011
Professors from local universities along with experts from across the country came together Saturday, April 2 at the Yakima Valley Museum for a forum on immigration that provided a historical perspective to the popular topic. Similar events were held in Wenatchee and Bellingham on April 1 and 2, respectively.
Union Spats - Nothing New
Mar 25, 2011
Today unions are under attack and union membership in the US continues to decline. But during the Great Depression, coal miners banded together in central Washington to start a new, independent union. Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau member and Walla Walla University Professor David Bullock tells their story.
Woods and Associates Recognizes Humanities Washington
Mar 15, 2011
Woods & Associates LLC
Longtime Humanities Washington partner, staffing firm Woods and Associates, has featured Humanities Washington as a "spotlight organization" on its website.
Quintard Taylor on the Black Past
Mar 03, 2011
Dr. Quintard Taylor started in 2007 as a free resource on African–American history. The online encyclopedia, expanded with help from Humanities Washington, received more than 2 million visits in 2010.
Shambala Sun Publishes Story from Humanities Washington's 2010 Bedtime Stories Gala
Mar 01, 2011
Shambala Sun
MacArthur Genius Charles Johnson's short story "Welcome to Wedgewood" was written for Humanities Washington's 2010 Bedtime Stories event.
Stephen L. Carter and Sam Reed to Speak at Civility and Democracy Conference
Feb 24, 2011
Stephen L. Carter, Professor of Law at Yale University, and Sam Reed, Washington Secretary of State, will deliver keynote addresses for “Civility and Democracy in America,” a conferenceon on the state of civility in democracy, at 5:30 p.m. March 3 at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane.
Panel at Renton Library "Crosses the GR8 Divide"
Feb 11, 2011
Renton Patch
I went to a fascinating panel discussion last night at Renton Library sponsored by Humanities Washington, the Boeing Co., and KCLS.
1930s Miner Labor Strike is Topic of Library Talk
Feb 08, 2011
Issaquah Press
Book Notes: Walter, Orozco Share Stage at Blue Door
Feb 06, 2011
Spokane novelist Jess Walter and University of Idaho professor and author Daniel Orozco will give a joint reading Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave.
'Bridging the Gap' Opens at Historical Museum
Feb 02, 2011
The Columbian
A new exhibit on the social, cultural and economic impacts of the Interstate Bridge will kick off the “First Thursday Museum after Hours” series.
Sno-Isle Libraries Present Whidbey Reads
Feb 01, 2011
Sno-Isle Libraries
Whidbey Reads is an annual community reading program designed to bring Whidbey Island residents together to read and talk about books. This year's selection is "The School of Essential Ingredients" by Erica Bauermeister.
A Fighting Life: Humanities Washington Speaker Presents at WWU
Jan 31, 2011
Walla Walla University News
The 2011 annual Humanities CommUnity is on Tuesday, February 1, at 11 a.m. in the University Church. The speaker is Jim Kershner, one of Humanities Washington’s Inquiring Minds speakers bureau speakers for 2011.
I-5 exhibit helps bridge understanding from past to present
Jan 31, 2011
WSU Today
VANCOUVER - As area residents consider a controversial Interstate-5 bridge replacement across the Columbia River, WSU Vancouver hopes to expand understanding with an exhibit about the social, cultural and economic heritage of the bridge that connects Vancouver, Wash., and Portland, Ore.
Speaker Bureau Presenter Joan Hockaday Discusses Seattle Urban Landscapes
Jan 28, 2011
KUOW 94.9 FM
John Charles Olmsted struggled to transform Pacific Northwest urban landscapes in the early 20th century. Seattle author Joan Hockaday talks about the role Olmsted played in designing the parks and boulevards of our city.
Crisis of Civility
Jan 26, 2011
Yakima Herald
As Humanities Washington trustees, we read, with interest, coverage of President Obama's speech in Tucson, and agree wholeheartedly with his call for unity in wake of the Arizona tragedy.
Civility & American Democracy Conference
Jan 24, 2011
WSU Foley Institute
From members of Congress hollering "You lie!" to the president, to angry outbursts at town-hall meetings, to the all too frequent allusion to violence in partisan debate, many believe that our political dialogue is broken and incapable of allowing thoughtful discussion about the common good.
Humanities Washington Working on the Issue of Civility
Jan 24, 2011
The Olympian
We read, with interest, your coverage of President Barack Obama's speech in Tucson, and agree wholeheartedly with his call for unity in wake of the Arizona tragedy.
Who's Minding the Store? A Celebration of Jewish Life in the Northwest
Jan 22, 2011
South Whidbey Record
The Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem was once quoted as saying, “No matter how bad things get, you got to go on living, even if it kills you.”
I-5 Exhibit Bridges Past to Present at Clark County Museum
Jan 20, 2011
The Interstate 5 bridge is the topic of a lecture and exhibit at the Clark County Historical Museum funded by a partnership between Washington State University Vancouver and a grant from Humanities Washington.
Humanities Washington Trustee David Freece on Unity in the Wake of Tragedy
Jan 19, 2011
The Daily News
I agree wholeheartedly with President Obama's Jan. 12 speech in Tucson, and his call for unity in wake of the Arizona tragedy.
Humanities Washington Speakers Karen Scott, Sid Peterson to Visit Centralia College
Jan 12, 2011
Centralia College Blue & Gold
Learn about historic preservation
Jan 10, 2011
Everett Herald
EVERETT — The nonprofit group Humanities Washington gathered experts to talk about the value of historic buildings in a community.
Not Your Toddler's Bedtime Story
Jan 09, 2011
The Olympian
Day in the Life of Bedtime Stories Author Charles Johnson
Jan 08, 2011
My day is the reverse of what a day is for most people. Typically, I'm up working all night until 5 or 6 AM, the same kind of schedule kept by Descartes and Balzac.
Can Saving the Past Build the Future?
Jan 08, 2011
Everett Blog
Humanities Washington presents an event titled “Historic Preservation: Can Saving the Past Build the Future?” at the Everett Public Library on Tuesday, January 11 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.
Bedtime Stories Host Nancy Pearl Named Librarian of the Year
Jan 07, 2011
The Seattle Times
ONE can hardly imagine even Seattle's Nancy Pearl has a bookcase large enough to display another award, but she was in San Diego Friday to be honored at the midwinter conference of The American Library Association.
Bedtimes Stories' a unique take on a time-honored story tradition
Jan 06, 2011
Bellingham Herald
Boston Review Publishes 'Bedtime Story' by MacArthur Genius Charles Johnson
Jan 04, 2011
Boston Review
Johnson originally wrote "Guinea Pig" for Humanities Washington's 2009 Bedtime Stories event.
Stories That May Keep You Up Past Your Bedtime
Jan 02, 2011
Kitsap Sun
Bedtime stories took on a whole new slant when Humanities Washington got involved back in 1999.
Highline Historical Society Presents Free Program on Eleanor Roosevelt
Jan 02, 2011
The B-Town Blog
Professional actress and Chautauqua scholar Joan Wolfberg will take audience members on Eleanor’s transformative journey from a shy, awkward childhood, to the White House.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Presents Photography Exhibition
Dec 30, 2010
The Whidbey Island Center for the Arts and the Whidbey Island Jewish Community will host Who's Minding the Store?, an exhibition of photographs celebrating 150 years of Jewish Business and Commerce in the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.
The Synagogue Chronicles: Whidbey Island Jewish Community
Dec 22, 2010
Lorraine McConaghy Remembers Broadcaster Jean Sheperd
Dec 15, 2010
Backstage at the 5th Blog
Adapted from “Waves and Signals: Greenwich Village and Jean Shepherd,” originally published in Humanities Washington’s Port, 1999.
Inquiring Mind's Wayne Horvitz Interviewed on "The Conversation"
Dec 03, 2010
KUOW FM Seattle
Inquiring Mind's Sid Peterson interviewed on "The Conversation"
Nov 18, 2010
KUOW FM Seattle
Interview with Humanities Washington Award Recipient Tom Ikeda
Nov 11, 2010
8 Asians
Spokane MAC Honors Chicano Artist
Nov 10, 2010
Othello Outlook
Everett panel on immigration aims to avoid 'anger trend'
Nov 09, 2010
Everett Herald
EVERETT — Immigration is the topic of a panel discussion planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Everett Public Library. While the organizers want local people with strong opinions to show up, they also want to avoid what they call “the anger trend” — folks screaming at each other.
Community Conversations Immigration Forum on Everett TV
Nov 09, 2010
Everett TV
Whitman College Recieves $7,500 Humanities Washington Grant
Nov 07, 2010
Comics and the Classical Tradition
Nov 01, 2010
NEH's Humanities magazine article on the grant-funded "Comics at the Crossroads: The Art of the Graphic Novel"
Bedtime Stories Author Charles Johnson on Radio Program "Think Out Loud"
Oct 29, 2010
Oregon Public Radio
Transcript and Audio
Monroe Library Hosts Mexican Poetry
Oct 26, 2010
New Anthology by Northwest Writers
Oct 18, 2010
New Anthology by Northwest Writers
Oct 18, 2010
New Anthology by Northwest Writers
Oct 18, 2010
PR Newswire
Inquiring Mind Speaker Leads Eight-Week Seminar on Religious Freedom
Oct 17, 2010
Karen Scott Presents Eight-Week Seminar on Religious Freedom in Walla Walla, Washington
Ballot Measures and Civic Involvement in Washington State
Oct 14, 2010
AM 1090
Olmsted in the Pacific Northwest
Oct 13, 2010
Columbia Basin College's Community Lecture Series
Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series Presents Louis Wolcher: “What is Justice Today?”
Oct 07, 2010
BullWings: Orcas Issues, News & Views
Humanities Washington is Bucking the Anger Trend at Everett Library
Oct 06, 2010
Everett WA Blog
Inquiring Mind's "Listen Up! What is Modern Music" in Metaline Falls
Oct 04, 2010
Selkirk Sun / Newport Miner
Inquiring Mind Presenter Donivan Johnson presents "Listen Up! What is Modern Music" in Metaline Falls
Inquiring Mind "Taking the Initiative: Ballot Measures and Civic Involvement in Washington State" at the Everett Public Library
Oct 01, 2010
Port Gardner Neighborhood Association News
Inquiring Mind "Taking the Initiative: Ballot Measures and Civic Involvement in Washington State" at the Everett Public Library
Oct 01, 2010
Harborview Seahurst Glenhaves Neighborhood Association
36 Authors, One Novel and Humanities Washington's Bedtime Stories
Sep 26, 2010
Seattle Times
Smithsonian's Journey Stories Opens at Jefferson County Museum
Sep 01, 2010
PT Leader
Port Townsend Woman Opens Smithsonian Exhibit Journey Stories
Aug 29, 2010
Peninsula Daily
Catching Up With the Seriously Funny Mary Guterson
Aug 26, 2010
Kitsap Sun
Inquiring Mind's "Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggle of the Suffragettes"
Aug 24, 2010
Kitsap Sun
Séance: Albert von Keller and the Occult at Frye Art Museum
Aug 23, 2010
Art & Artworks News
Smithsonian Journey Stories Event: "Journeys that Shape Our Lives"
Aug 20, 2010
Skagit Publishing
NEH Awards Initial Grants in its Bridging Cultures Program
Aug 20, 2010
National History Coalition
WSU, Humanities Washington and Humanities Idaho win $212,735 NEH grant
Aug 20, 2010
WSU Today
Gant-funded Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel at Maryhill Museum of Art
Aug 18, 2010
New Exhibition Season at Frye Art Museum
Aug 18, 2010
Frye Museum
NEH Selects Top Scholars to Launch National “Bridging Cultures” Program
Aug 16, 2010
National Endowment for the Humanities
SAM Opens Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of Quileute Wolves
Aug 15, 2010
Smithsonian Journey Stories coming to Jefferson County Library
Aug 13, 2010
Peninsula Daily
Smithsonian Journey Stories Lecture: "U.S. Exploring Expedition"
Aug 13, 2010
Islands Sounder
Seattle Times Profiles Grant-Funded Quileute Exhibit at SAM -
Aug 10, 2010
Seattle Times
Grant-funded Real Story of Quileute Wolves Corrects "Twilight" -
Jul 28, 2010
Seattle PI
“Journey Stories” Come Alive at Orcas Island Historical Museum Tomorrow
Jul 16, 2010
BullWings: Orcas Issues, News & Views
Union Pacific Foundation Grants $171,600 to Principals' Partnership and Others
Jul 15, 2010
Union Pacific Foundation
Smithsonian Exhibit Coming to Orcas Island Historical Museum
Jul 13, 2010
Islands Sounder
Funding Awarded for Regional Cultural Projects
Jul 12, 2010
Indian Country Today
Twilight Blog: "The Real Story Of The Quileute Wolves"
Jul 12, 2010
Twilighter's Guide
Twilight Blog: "The Real Story Of The Quileute Wolves"
Jul 12, 2010
Smithsonian "Journey Stories" Comes to Ilwaco Museum
Jun 29, 2010
Chinook Observer
HW Board Member Dan Lamberton Featured in Walla Walla University Magazine
Jun 21, 2010
Richard Watts Honored for Preserving Cemeteries
Jun 15, 2010
Sammamish Review
Cemetery Work Leads to State Award
May 27, 2010
Daily Record
Roslyn cemetery a matter of history, pride for Sammamish resident
May 26, 2010
Sammamish Reporter
Smithsonian Coming to Orcas Historical Museum
May 25, 2010
Islands Sounder
Humanities Washington Trustee Ed Marquand Featured in Yakima Magazine
May 07, 2010
Yakima Magazine
State's First Poet Laureate Takes his Job Seriously
May 06, 2009
Yakima Herald
Olmsted Followers Celebrate A-Y-P Centennial
Apr 09, 2009
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Spokane Committee to Focus on Local Pool of Nominees for Humanities Washington Award
Mar 21, 2009
Spokane News & Announcements
Actress brings Thea Foss to Life
Dec 04, 2008
Tacoma Weekly
Philosophy in the Dark Film Festival in Everett
Nov 03, 2008
The Herald
Cuentos para Niños
Jul 11, 2008
El Sol de Yakima
A life dedicated to the art of poetry
Jul 06, 2008
Seattle PI
In Focus: Executive Director Ted Lord
Jul 01, 2008
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Centennial Celebration
Apr 20, 2008
Seattle Times
Former Poet Laureate Robert Hass in the Gonzaga Writers' Series
Feb 21, 2008
Gonzaga Bulletin
Bharati Mukherjee Regales Audience at Gonzaga Writers' Series
Feb 07, 2008
Gonzaga Bulletin
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