Bedtime Stories Seattle 2013
Bedtime Stories Seattle 2013: Pillow Talk
A crowd of more than 295 people gathered at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel Oct. 4, 2013 for Bedtime Stories, Humanities Washington's night of food, wine and words. The fundraiser featured the debut of new work from critically acclaimed Northwest authors Erica Bauermeister, Rebecca Brown, Charles Johnson and Harold Taw.
Counting sponsorships, ticket sales and night-of donations, the event raised more than $130,000 to support Humanities Washington’s work sparking conversation and critical thinking in communities across our state using story as a catalyst. Thank you to our donors for your generosity!
Humanities Washington would like to express deep gratitude to the extremely talented group of authors who invested their time and talent to make this event so special. Many thanks, as well, to emcees Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes, who kept the night lively, thoughtful and engaging. Thank you also to honorary co-chairs Garth and Drella Stein, whose commitment to and leadership in the Seattle community is truly remarkable. And a hearty congratulations to Charles Johnson, the recipient of the 2013 Humanities Washington Award.
Thank you to sponsors Amazon.com, Kenny and Marleen Alhadeff, The Boeing Company, PEMCO Insurance, and David and Catherine Skinner for supporting the event, and to our Host Committee and the many volunteers who contributed their time to make this Bedtime Stories event such a success.
If you haven’t already, please visit our online magazine, Spark, to read interviews with last night’s authors: Erica Bauermeister, Rebecca Brown, Charles Johnson and Harold Taw.
We hope to see you at Bedtime Stories 2014!
What: Bedtime Stories Seattle 2013
When: Oct. 4, 2013 | Reception: 6 p.m. | Dinner: 7 p.m.
Where: The Spanish Ballroom at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle [Directions]
Emcees: Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes (Unshelved comic strip)
Honorary co-chairs: Garth (The Art of Racing in the Rain) and Drella Stein.
- Erica Bauermeister is a bestselling author of three novels and a founding member of the Seattle7Writers. Her most recent novel is "The Lost Art of Mixing."
- Rebecca Brown is the author of "American Romances." She is also writes for theater and works as a visual artist and educator.
- Charles Johnson is the winner of a National Book Award for “Middle Passage” and the recipient of the 2013 Humanities Washington Award.
- Harold Taw is the author of “Adventures of the Karaoke King” and librettist/lyricist in The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Writers Group.
2013 Bedtime Stories authors (left to right):
Erica Bauermeister, Rebecca Brown, Charles Johnson and Harold Taw.
David and Catherine Skinner