Aug. 13-25: Poet Laureate Ignites Conversation on Both Sides of State

Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken brings her poetry and discussion to both sides of the state. Other events include Speakers Bureau presentations and a conference on happiness.

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THIS WEEK (Aug. 13-18, 2012)

Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken


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SEATTLE AND MAZAMA – Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken offers readings on both sides of the Cascades this week. She begins with a Horizon House event in Seattle Tuesday (Aug. 14) [Details], then travels to the Methow Valley for a Saturday (Aug. 18) appearance at the Mazama Festival of Books. That weekend-long festival also features Bedtime Stories Spokane presenter Jim Lynch [Details].

NEXT WEEK (Aug. 19-25, 2012)

Bruce and Susan Matley

Bruce and Susan Matley

MONDAY (Aug. 20)

STEVENSON – Speakes Bureau’s Bruce and Susan Matley, Harnessing the Stories and Songs of Cowboys and Cowgirls [Details]

TUESDAY (Aug. 21)

CHENEY – A conversation with famed naturalist Jack Nisbet about the Scottish naturalist David Douglas, David Douglas in the Shrub Steppe [Details]. Presented by The Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, with support from a grant from Humanities Washington.

WEDNESDAY (Aug. 22)

SAMMAMISH – Speakers Bureau’s Robert Horton, Alien Encounters: Sci-Fi Movies and the Cold War Culture of the 1950s [Details]

FRIDAY (Aug. 24)

Lorraine McConaghy

Lorraine McConaghy

EASTSOUND – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, New Land, North of the Columbia [Details]

SEATTLE – The Happiness Initiative presents Happiness 2012: Happiness, Compassion & Sustainability, A Strategic Gathering [Details]. This program is presented with support from a grant from Humanities Washington.

SATURDAY (Aug. 25)

SEATTLE – The Happiness Initiative continues Happiness 2012: Happiness, Compassion & Sustainability, A Strategic Gathering. The keynote speaker will be Eric Weiner, author of The Geography of Bliss [Details]. This program is presented with support from a Humanities Washington grant.

LOPEZ ISLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, New Land, North of the Columbia [Details]

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