“A student asked me, ‘I can’t tell if this story is optimistic or pessimistic.’ I responded, ‘It’s pessimistic, because it’s about living with loss. And it’s optimistic because it’s about living with loss. I can’t explain it any other way.'”
“I see my life as being like a canvas, which I work on creating with my every thought and deed.”
We asked a wide range of Washington writers how language, storytelling, literature, philosophy, and poetry can help us during troubled times. Here’s what they said.
Technology alone won’t save us from climate change. We have to fundamentally shift how we view our role on earth, says professor Brian Henning.
The funds, provided through the National Endowment for the Humanities, provide Washington State’s museums and cultural centers with needed relief.
Carlos Gil’s uncle risked everything to cross the US-Mexico border without documents in 1922. Why? And what does his story reveal about the struggles of future immigrants?
A hospital in Spokane is using literature, poetry, music, and art to build better doctors.
Here are the fifteen teams of Washington artists and craftspeople chosen to help preserve traditional skills.
If you’re going to use a writer or activist’s words, educate yourself about their lives, says comic artist Tessa Hulls.