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NEH's Humanities magazine article on the grant-funded "Comics at the Crossroads: The Art of the Graphic Novel"
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In an interview originally published in 2010, 2014 Humanities Washington Award recipient and historian Lorraine McConaghy reflects on the legacy of broadcaster Jean Shepherd.
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.
Bedtime stories took on a whole new slant when Humanities Washington got involved back in 1999.
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.
Johnson originally wrote "Guinea Pig" for Humanities Washington's 2009 Bedtime Stories event.
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.
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.
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.
EVERETT — The nonprofit group Humanities Washington gathered experts to talk about the value of historic buildings in a community.
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.
I agree wholeheartedly with President Obama's Jan. 12 speech in Tucson, and his call for unity in wake of the Arizona tragedy.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 went to a fascinating panel discussion last night at Renton Library sponsored by Humanities Washington, the Boeing Co., and KCLS.
MacArthur Genius Charles Johnson's short story "Welcome to Wedgewood" was written for Humanities Washington's 2010 Bedtime Stories event.
Dr. Quintard Taylor started Blackpast.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Humanities Washington Night Lights Anthology reading with Karen Fisher, Jana Harris, Margot Kahn, & Laura Kalpakian.
Karen West posts a nice feature story at Methow Grist about this year's Humanities Washington Award winner, folksinger and storyteller Hank Cramer.
The Seattle Times' Mary Ann Gwinn interviews 2012-14 Washington state poet laureate Kathleen Flenniken.
The Lake Chelan Mirror covers Richard Farr's Speakers Bureau presentations in Manson, Waterville and Entiat.
The Washington Beer Blog opines about Humanities Washington's Think & Drink program.
Kendall Jones of the Washington Beer Blog heartily endorses the idea of Humanities Washington's new Think & Drink program.
The Tri-City Herald covers the appointment of Kathleen Flenniken as the 2012-14 Washington State Poet Laureate.
Humanities Washington, the Smithsonian and Central Washington University team on Journey Stories exhibit in Ellensburg.
Brian Bellinger, of Gonzaga University's student newspaper, the Bulletin, covers the debut Think & Drink in Spokane.
Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken reads at Rhymes With Everett: The Favorite Poem Project
Popular North Seattle blogger Sarah Heath calls Think & Drink "pretty amazing," and warns people to come early to the upcoming May 9 event.
Ty Beaver of the Tri-City Herald advances the popular memoirist's appearance at the 2012 Mid-Columbia Literary Festival.
Allison Thomasseau of the Seattle Weekly talks to Stephanie Coontz and Anne Levinson in advance of Humanities Washington's July 17 Think & Drink event.
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
A profile of Kathleen Flenniken in Seattle Magazine by Dana Standish.
The Inlander's Luke Baumgarten profiles the five Bedtime Stories Spokane authors Jess Walter, Shann Ray, Nance Van Winckel, Kim Barnes and Jim Lynch.
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.
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.
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.
Speakers Bureau presenter Lorraine McConaghy will lead an interactive reader's theater event at the Coupeville and Freeland libraries on Monday, Oct. 15.
KUOW's Steve Scher of Weekday talks with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken on Feb. 13, 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.
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.
The (Kittitas County) Daily Record promotes John Marshall's Speakers Bureau appearance at the Kittitas County Historical Museum Nov. 7.
Humanities Washington's Think & Drink program in Yakima is profiled as the Yakima Valley Herald explores new programming in wineries.
KUOW's The Conversation with Ross Reynolds interviews Julia Harrison about her Speakers Bureau presentation on the anthropology of sweets.
Claudia Rowe is interviewed on KUOW's The Conversation about the changing state of journalism.
Jennifer K. Stuller is interviewed on KUOW's The Conversation about female superheroes in pop culture.
Speakers Bureau's Eva Abram is interviewed on KUOW's The Conversation with Ross Reynolds.
Speakers Bureau's William Woodward is on KUOW's The Conversation with Ross Reynolds.
Speakers Bureau's Jeanne Kohl-Welles on KUOW's The Conversation.
Speakers Bureau's Hank Cramer to perform at George Community Hall.
Speakers Bureau's Tom Keogh writes about the many incarnations of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for Humanities magazine.
Speakers Bureau's Lance Rhoades' presentation on Native Americans in film is profiled in the Auburn Reporter.
A mention of the Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities in Mary Ann Gwinn's column.
A writeup on the Traveling Exhibit Hope in Hard Times at the Asotin County Library in the Lewiston Tribune.
The Edmonds Beacon posts on the Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities series.
The Bremerton Patriot reports on Kathleen Flenniken's visit to Fairview Junior High.
Executive Director Julie Ziegler is interviewed in Humanities Magazine.
Peninsula Daily News previews a reading with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken.
A profile of Speakers Bureau's John Marshall in the Yakima Herald Republic.
Grant-funded program at Book-It Repertory Theater is covered in the Seattle Times by Speakers Bureau's Tom Keogh.
The Queen Anne View gives a preview of Tom Keogh's Speakers Bureau presentation.
The Bellingham Herald interviews Speakers Bureau's Harriet Baskas about her upcoming presentation.
The Bellingham Herald talks with Tom Keogh about his upcoming presentation at the Bellingham Public Library.
The Gig Harbor Guide profiles an upcoming film series and presentation by Speakers Bureau's Lance Rhoades.
A profile of the traveling exhibit Hope in Hard Times at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History in the Peninsula Daily News.
Speakers Bureau's Lorraine McConaghy talks Tukwila's Civil War history.
The Methow Valley News Online covers grant-funded project "The Laramie Project" at The Merc Playhouse.
The Spokesman-Review promotes Bedtime Stories Spokane 2013.
Publishers Weekly talks to bestselling author Jamie Ford about his new novel – and its origins at Humanities Washington’s annual Bedtime Stories event.