May 1-12: Upcoming Schedule Includes GiveBIG, Poet Laureate, Speaker Events
Welcome to the first installment of This Week & Next, a weekly feature highlighting upcoming events and news from Humanities Washington, our many community partners and like-minded organizations around the state.
Look for the latest This Week & Next update every Monday morning. And, to look further ahead, check out the regularly updated calendar at Humanities.org.
THIS WEEK (MAY 1-5, 2012)
From Humanities Washington:
• May kicks off with an afternoon talk about our state’s roadside attractions and other cultural oddities from author and award-winning radio producer Harriet Baskas. She’ll be at Kohlwes Education Center in Renton at 1 p.m. today (May 1). (Check out this recent 5 Questions interview with Baskas.)
• Don’t forget to take part in The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG philanthropic event tomorrow (May 2). Thanks to a host of generous sponsors, every gift made tomorrow to participating nonprofits — including Humanities Washington — will be eligible for matching funds. To participate, make a donation via Humanities Washington’s page on The Seattle Foundation website anytime tomorrow – and watch your gift grow!
• Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken has a busy week, with public readings at Tacoma’s Garfield Book Company tomorrow (May 2) and Walla Walla University Thursday (May 3). She’ll also take part in a Visiting Writer’s Series at one of her alma maters – Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma – tomorrow evening (May 2). (For more about Flenniken’s many upcoming events – and daily poems from poets around our state – check out the poet laureate blog, The Far Field.)
From our partners, with support from Humanities Washington:
• The Mid-Columbia Literary Festival in Pasco continues tomorrow (May 2) with an event featuring memoirist Debra Gwartney, author of Live Through This. (Look for a Spark In the Field feature on the Mid-Columbia Literary Festival later this month.)
• Our friends at the Museum of History & Industry in Seattle will be screening submissions to their 2012 History is ____ project Thursday (May 3). Before checking out that event, make sure to vote for the project’s Viewer’s Choice award. (For more on History is ____, check out this In the Field feature.)
NEXT WEEK (MAY 6-12, 2012)
Public historian Lorraine McConaghy heads to Port Angeles (May 6) to talk about New Land, North of the Columbia … Our next Think & Drink discusses Harlots & Heroines: Images of Women in Media and Pop Culture at Seattle’s Naked City Brewery & Taphouse (May 9) … Baskas brings her roadside attraction roadshow to Olympia (May 9) … Film critic Robert Horton explores sci-fi films and Cold War culture in Renton (May 10) … The Spokane Symphony conducts their interactive Link Up concert (May 11) … MOHAI’s History is ____ project continues with a Youth Awards Party (May 11) and Awards Gala (May 12). … The Henry Art Gallery in Seattle partners with the Tacoma Art Museum and the University of Washington to host a “Queering the Art Museum” symposium(May 11-12).
What events are you looking forward to? Let us know!
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