In the News
"A Political Cartoonist and an Islam Expert Walk Into a Bar and Talk about Charlie Hebdo" - from The Stranger
The Stranger's Slog covers Humanities Washington's Think & Drink in response to Charlie Hebdo.
An interview with Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen
Washington State Poet Laureate and KUOW host Elizabeth Austen interviewed Tod Marshall, sharing a poem he wrote in honor of Humanities Washington's Bedtime Stories Fundraiser, with listeners.
Yakima Magazine writer Robin Salts Beckett talks with 2015-2016 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau presenter Yesenia Hunter, about how she connects community through art.
South Whidbey Record reporter Kate Daniel talks with Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen about the poetry reading and workshop events she will lead in Langley this week.
Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen returns to Whidbey Island on January 9, 2015 to share her poetry, talk about her new book, "Every Dress a Decision," and to teach a poetry workshop.
Lake Chelan Mirror Editor Gary Begin interviewed Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen during a recent appearance in Chelan.
Social worker turned novelist (and 2015-2016 Speakers Bureau presenter) Dorothy Van Soest spoke with contributing writer Joe Martin of Real Change about how she uses fiction to shine a light on the death penalty in America.
The Methow Valley News previews “BURN: Stories of the Fire,” a play about the Carlton Complex fires of 2014.
Yakima Think & Drink guest speakers and educators Maria Cuevas and Dr. Joy Howard outline what is needed to ensure equal access to education by all students.
Bamsmackpow.com reviews Sequential Reaction: A History of the American Comic Book, by 2015-2016 Speakers Bureau Presenter Andrew Wahl.
Jennifer K. Stuller of Humanities Washington's 2015-2016 Speakers Bureau talks with KUOW's Marcie Sillman about Gamergate, and what it reveals about our culture.
The International Examiner covers Humanities Washington's recent Think & Drink event, 'Loud and Proud: Asian Americans and Civil Rights."
Guest Columnist Dr. Daudi Abe writes about the cultural transition and fluidity of hip-hop. Dr. Abe is a Seattle College Professor who was a featured speaker in September 2014 for two Humanities Washington Think & Drink events exploring the topic of race in music.
The Seattle Times provides advance coverage for 2014 Humanities Washington Award recipients, historian Lorraine McConaghy of Seattle and humanities civic leader Liz Burroughs of Spokane.
UW Professors Lance Rhoades and Shawn Wong were highlighted in an article about Humanities Washington's 2015-2016 Speakers Bureau Roster.
Crosscut.com Journalist Valerie Easton talks with Washington Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen about poetry, and her new role.
The Seattle Times profiles Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen.
Think & Drink panelist and Speakers Bureau presenter Claudia Rowe writes about her experience at the Think & Drink "On Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education" on the Seattle Times blog. Humanities Washington Photography Intern Felim So's image accompanies the article.
The West Seattle Herald covers the appearances of Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen and author Harold Taw.
The Bellingham Herald previews author Janet Oakley's book, "Timber Rose."
Seattle Magazine profiles new Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen. This also appeared in the print edition.
Seattle Repertory Theater writes about Think & Drink on their blog.
The WA Secretary of State Blogs covers the reading by new Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen.
Crosscut's Florangela Davis interviews Elizabeth Austen.
The News Tribune (Tacoma) on Speakers Bureau's Antonio Davidson-Gomez.
KUOW's Steve Scher interviews Elizabeth Austen on being the new Washington State Poet Laureate
Speakers Bureau's Tom Keogh writes about the many incarnations of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for Humanities magazine.
Speakers Bureau's Jeanne Kohl-Welles on KUOW's The Conversation.
KUOW journalist Ross Reynolds interviews Speakers Bureau presenter Eva Abram.
Speakers Bureau's Lorraine McConaghy talks Tukwila's Civil War history.
The Bremerton Patriot reports on Kathleen Flenniken's visit to Fairview Junior High.
Executive Director Julie Ziegler is interviewed in Humanities Magazine.
The Washington Beer Blog opines about Humanities Washington's Think & Drink program.
Humanities Washington, the Smithsonian and Central Washington University team on Journey Stories exhibit in Ellensburg.
The Seattle Times' Mary Ann Gwinn interviews 2012-14 Washington state poet laureate Kathleen Flenniken.
Op-Ed by Julie Ziegler and Michael Zimmerman published in the Spokane Journal of Business.
Publishers Weekly talks to bestselling author Jamie Ford about his new novel – and its origins at Humanities Washington’s annual Bedtime Stories event.
Op-Ed by Julie Ziegler, Alex Zimmerman and Michael Zimmerman is published in the Everett Herald.
The Lake Chelan Mirror interviews author Richard Farr about Robert Falcon Scott's historic Antarctic expeditions.
Speakers Bureau's William Woodward is on KUOW's The Conversation with Ross Reynolds.
Julie Ziegler and Michael Zimmerman's co-written Op-Ed for the Seattle Times.
The Seattle Times interviews Jamie Ford about his latest, Songs of Willow Frost, and Ford mentions Bedtime Stories.
Cowlitz County commissioner Dennis Weber (R) wrote an op-ed in the Longview Daily News in support of funding for the NEH.
The UW Daily's story on Charles Johnson receiving the Humanities Washington Award.
Appleseed Media posts the audio from the Think & Drink in Yakima on Urban Planning.
Whidbey Life Magazine does a retrospective on Flenniken's visit to Whidbey Island.
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 Inlander's Luke Baumgarten profiles the five Bedtime Stories Spokane authors Jess Walter, Shann Ray, Nance Van Winckel, Kim Barnes and Jim Lynch.
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.
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.
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.
Humanities Washington addresses the importance of civility in an editorial placement with The Olympian.
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.
A profile of Kathleen Flenniken in Seattle Magazine by Dana Standish.
Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken reads at Rhymes With Everett: The Favorite Poem Project
I went to a fascinating panel discussion last night at Renton Library sponsored by Humanities Washington, the Boeing Co., and KCLS.
The Tri-City Herald covers the appointment of Kathleen Flenniken as the 2012-14 Washington State Poet Laureate.
Karen West posts a nice feature story at Methow Grist about this year's Humanities Washington Award winner, folksinger and storyteller Hank Cramer.
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.
I agree wholeheartedly with President Obama's Jan. 12 speech in Tucson, and his call for unity in wake of the Arizona tragedy.
NEH's Humanities magazine article on the grant-funded "Comics at the Crossroads: The Art of the Graphic Novel"
Bedtime stories took on a whole new slant when Humanities Washington got involved back in 1999.
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.
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.
Transcript and Audio
In an interview originally published in 2010, 2014 Humanities Washington Award recipient and historian Lorraine McConaghy reflects on the legacy of broadcaster Jean Shepherd.