April 28 to May 11: Baseball’s America Brings History Conversation to Longview

Historian William Woodward explores baseball’s hold on the American popular imagination during his talk Coming Home: Baseball’s America in Longview May 2. An abundance of Speakers Bureau presentations, grant-funded events and Washington State Poet Laureate discussions round out a busy calender of events for the next two weeks.

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 4, 2013)

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LONGVIEW – Why does baseball keep such a hold on the American imagination? Speakers Bureau’s William Woodward offers his thoughts on the topic in a recent 5 Questions interview. The popular historian will muse on this question and more during his free presentation Coming Home: Baseball’s America in Longview Thursday (May 2). [Details]

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] For more about this production, check out this recent In the Field story.

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)

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]

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]

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]

NEXT WEEK (May 5-11, 2013)

SUNDAY (May 5)

Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY (May 7)

Harriet Baskas

Harriet Baskas

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY (May 8)

Antonio Davidson Gómez

Antonio Davidson Gómez

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

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

SAMMAMISH – Speakers Bureau’s Alex Alben, Analog Days: How Technology Changed Our Culture. [Details]

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

THURSDAY (May 9)

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

Robert Horton

Robert Horton

RENTON – Speakers Bureau’s Robert Horton, The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset. [Details]

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

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

FRIDAY (May 10)

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

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

SATURDAY (May 11)

CENTRALIA – Speakers Bureau’s Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads. [Details]

Anu Taranath

Anu Taranath

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

REDMOND – Speakers Bureau’s Anu Taranath, The World in Washington: An Exploration of Literature and Our Lives. [Details]

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

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

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