April 28 to May 10: Seattle Think & Drinks on Race in Film

Join Humanities Washington for our two upcoming Seattle Think & Drinks: From Birth of a Nation to Smoke Signals: African Americans and American Indians in Film.

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 28 to May 3, 2014)

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Think & Drink Race, FilmSEATTLE – Join Humanities Washington for our next Think & Drink on race in film! From Birth of a Nation to Smoke Signals: African Americans and American Indians in Film will be heldin Greenwood at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse on Tuesday (April 29) [Details] and in Columbia City at The Royal Room on Wednesday (April 30). [Details]

MONDAY (April 28)

PUYALLUP – Speakers Bureau’s Antonio Davidson-Gómez, Mapping Latino Musical Migrations [Details]

TUESDAY (April 29)

SEATTLE – A reading with Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen [Details]

WEDNESDAY (April 30)

SPOKANE – Let the Spokane Storytelling League open a window into daily life in the Great Depression, as they share stories, both true and fictional, about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances that tested their perseverance, resilience, and ingenuity. This is part of the exhibit Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression exhibit at the Spokane County Library. [Details]

THURSDAY (May 1)

Harriet Baskas

Harriet Baskas

WENATCHEE – Speakers Bureau’s Julia Harrison, A World of Sweets in Washington State [Details]

VANCOUVER – Speakers Bureau’s Harriet Baskas, Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums [Details]

FRIDAY (May 2)

WENATCHEE – Speakers Bureau’s Claudia Rowe, The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism and What it Means for You [Details]

EASTSOUND – A reading with the Washington State Poet Laureate [Details]

Shawn Wong

Shawn Wong

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

SATURDAY (May 3)

COUPEVILLE – Speakers Bureau’s Hank Cramer, One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail [Details]

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Peter Donahue, Washington History and Historical Fiction [Details]

CLINTON – Speakers Bureau’s Hank Cramer, One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail [Details]

FRIDAY HARBOR – A reading with the Washington State Poet Laureate [Details]

TWISP – Speakers Bureau’s Robert Horton, The Movie Mashup: Wild Literary Adaptations on Film [Details]


NEXT WEEK (May 4-10, 2014)

SUNDAY (May 4)

SEATTLE – Geopolitics (Regional Ecology & Poetics), part of the Cascadia Poetry Festival. This program is supported by a Humanities Washington grant. [Details]

SEATTLE – Bridging the Border: Cascadia Poetry MOOC, part of the Cascadia Poetry Festival. This program is supported by a Humanities Washington grant. [Details]

TUESDAY (May 6)

Hank Cramer

Hank Cramer

RENTON – Speakers Bureau’s Hank Cramer, Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Wilson Cramer’s Civil War [Details]

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Let the Spokane Storytelling League open a window into daily life in the Great Depression with Tell me a Story, as they share stories, both true and fictional, about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances that tested their perseverance, resilience, and ingenuity. [Details]

WEDNESDAY (May 7)

RIDGEFIELD – A reading and lecture by Leonard Orr, Professor of English at WSU Vancouver and author of two collections of poetry, Why We Have Evening  and Timing Is Everything. [Details] This program is part of Enriching Lives through Words: Poetry in Clark County and supported by a Humanities Washington grant. 

Eva Abram

Eva Abram

GIG HARBOR – Speakers Bureau’s Eva Abram, Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story [Details]

THURSDAY (May 8)

ELLENSBURG – Speakers Bureau’s Joan Hockaday, The Lewis & Clark Wildflower Discoveries [Details]

BREMERTON – Speakers Bureau’s Shawn Wong, Defending Your Voice: Teaching Soldiers How to Tell Their Stories [Details]

MOSES LAKE – Speakers Bureau’s Gloria Burgess, It Takes a Village: Sparks of Light [Details]

Robert Horton

Robert Horton

RENTON – Speakers Bureau’s Robert Horton, The Movie Mashup: Wild Literary Adaptations on Film [Details]

SATURDAY (May 10)

COUPEVILLE – Join the Penn Cove Water Festival for Native American Oral Histories and Stories. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington grant.

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