April 22 to May 4: Uncensored Performances of Huck Finn

Book-It Theater presents The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored. Other grant-funded events, Speakers Bureau presentations and Washington State Poet Laureate events add up to a full slate of offerings.

This Week & Next highlights upcoming events and news from Humanities Washington, our many community partners and like-minded organizations around the state.

Look for the latest edition every Monday morning, or check out our full calendar at Humanities.org.

THIS WEEK (April 22-27, 2013)

SPARK PICK

AHF_Main-1SEATTLE – Book-It Theater addresses issues of race with their latest production, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored, running throughout this week. Huck Finn will be presented in the Book-It Style, which weaves narrative of the original story into the characters’ dialogue. This week, the play will show on Wednesday (April 24) [Details], Friday (April 26) [Details] and on Saturday (April 27) [Details]. The performance on Saturday will be supplemented by a Twain Talk [Details], which will inspire and facilitate discussion on some of the themes brought up by the play, such as race, culture, relationships and ethics. This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

WEDNESDAY (April 24)

In the studio for here:now.

In the studio for here:now.

SEATTLE – here:now at the Frye Art Museum tour [Details] and classes begin [Details]. This program is sponsored by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

THURSDAY (April 25)

ISSAQUAH – Speakers Bureau’s Bill Woodward, Coming Home, Baseball’s America[Details]

FRIDAY (April 26)

BELLINGHAM – Speakers Bureau’s Shawn Wong, How to Write a Novel in Only 30 Years. [Details]

NEXT WEEK (April 28 to May 4, 2013)

SUNDAY (April 28)

Amy Rubin

Amy Rubin

SHELTON – Speakers Bureau’s Amy Rubin, Exploring the Magical Process of Creating Music. [Detail]

SEATTLE – Book-It Theater presents The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored. [Details]

LANGLEY – Speakers Bureau’s Alex Alben, Analog Days: How Technology Changed our Culture [Details]

WEDNESDAY (May 1)

EVERETT – Speakers Bureau’s Christina Fusch, Why Culture Matters: An Anthropological Approach to Our Lives. [Details]

Tom Keogh

Tom Keogh

ANACORTES – Speakers Bureau’s Tom Keogh, Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes. [Details]

SEATTLE – Book-It Theater presents The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored. [Details]

THURSDAY (May 2)

LONGVIEW – Speakers Bureau’s William Woodward, Coming Home: Baseball’s America. [Details]

MUKILTEO – A reading and conversation with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken. [Details]

David B. Williams

David B. Williams

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s David B. Williams, Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology in Washington State. [Details]

FREELAND – Speakers Bureau’s Tom Keogh, Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes. [Details]

SEATTLE – Book-It Theater presents The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

FRIDAY (May 3)

STATEWIDE – Letters of Intent for Summer 2013 Spark Grants are due. [Details]

Lorraine McConaghy

Lorraine McConaghy

SEATTLE – Book-It Theater presents The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SATURDAY (May 4)

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater. [Details]

SEATTLE – Book-It Theater presents The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

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