Aug. 13-25: Poet Laureate Ignites Conversation on Both Sides of State
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THIS WEEK (Aug. 13-18, 2012)
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)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)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]