April 8-20: Think & Drink Explores How Technology is Changing Communities

Bit by Bit: The Digital Evolution of the Neighborhood, in Seattle April 9, asks how advances in digital technology affect our interactions, institutions and culture. Other Humanities Washington events around the state include lectures, theater conversations and readings by the Washington State Poet Laureate.

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 8-13, 2013)

SPARK PICK

iPad Think and Drink LogoSEATTLE – Join us for the Think & Drink Bit by Bit: The Digital Evolution of the Neighborhood, a conversation about how advances in digital technology affect our interactions, institutions and culture. [Details] This Think & Drink discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 9) at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse will be led by technology expert Alex Alben and communications strategist Hanson Hosein, and moderated by Ross Reynolds.

SUNDAY (April 7)

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

MONDAY (April 8)

Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken

SEATTLE – A reading and discussion with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken. [Details]

TUESDAY (April 9)

LYNNWOOD – Speakers Bureau’s William Woodward, Coming Home: Baseball’s America. [Details] This is part of the Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities series.

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

SEATTLE – A Pecha Kucha reading with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken and other poets. [Details]

SPOKANE – The Eastern Washington University theatre program presents Ode, an original play written by EWU professor Jonathan Johnson. [Details] This program is part of GetLit! and sponsored by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

WEDNESDAY (April 10)

Janet Oakley

Janet Oakley

YAKIMA – Speakers Bureau’s Janet Oakley, Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933-1941. [Details]

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

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

THURSDAY (April 11)

Lance Rhoades

Lance Rhoades

EVERETT – Speakers Bureau’s Lance Rhoades, American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene. [Details]

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

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla and Sustainability, the second in a series of Big Idea Talks at the Walla Walla Public Library. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SATURDAY (April 13)

SPOKANE – A conversation with authors Jess Walter and Shawn Vestal. [Details] This program is part of GetLit!, which is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

NEXT WEEK (April 14-20, 2013)

SUNDAY (April 14)

SPOKANE – A conversation with Rebecca Stead, author of When You Reach Me and First Light. [Details] This program is part of GetLit! and sponsored by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

Hope in Hard Times (Tacoma Commons)

Men use a wheelbarrow as a makeshift stove in “Breakfast Outside the Tacoma Commons Mission,” a photo taken by Chapin Bowen in 1930. This image captures a bit of the ingenuity that helped people survive the Great Depression in Washington. | photo courtesy the Washington State Historical Society

PORT TOWNSEND – The Jefferson Museum of Art & History presents the grand opening of Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression. [Details] The traveling exhibit explores the adversity and triumph of everyday Americans during the 1930s, comparing the struggles of that era with those faced today.

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

MONDAY (April 15)

CHELAN – Speakers Bureau’s John Marshall, Fire and Forests, East of the Cascade Divide. [Details]

TUESDAY (April 16)

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

WEDNESDAY (April 17)

Gloria Burgess

Gloria Burgess

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

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

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

THURSDAY (April 18)

OAK HARBOR – A reading and discussion with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken. [Details]

RENTON – Speakers Bureau’s Lance Rhoades, American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene. [Details]

Harriet Baskas

Harriet Baskas

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

FRIDAY (April 19)

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

LYNNWOOD – Speakers Bureau’s Lance Rhoades, American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene. [Details]

SATURDAY (April 20)

Anu Taranath

Anu Taranath

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

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

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

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