Aug. 20 to Sept. 1: Happiness Initiative and Eric Weiner on ‘Un-Unhappiness’
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THIS WEEK (Aug. 20-25, 2012)
SEATTLE – Author Eric Weiner traveled the world, from Iceland to India, looking for happiness – or, as he crustily put it, “un-unhappiness.” Weiner chronicles his journey and discoveries about un-uhappiness in his book The Geography of Bliss. Weiner will be the keynote speaker for the conference Happiness 2012: Happiness, Compassion & Sustainability, A Strategic Gathering, giving a presentation Saturday (Aug. 25) that is open to the public and sponsored in part by a Humanities Washington grant. The conference is presented by The Happiness Initiative and runs Aug. 24 [Details] and 25 [Details].
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)
SATURDAY (Aug. 25)
LOPEZ ISLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, New Land, North of the Columbia [Details].
NEXT WEEK (Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, 2012)
TUESDAY (Aug. 28)
POMEROY – Speakes Bureau’s Bruce and Susan Matley, Harnessing the Stories and Songs of Cowboys and Cowgirls [Details].CLARKSTON – Speakes Bureau’s Bruce and Susan Matley, Harnessing the Stories and Songs of Cowboys and Cowgirls [Details].
THURSDAY (Aug. 30)
SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Lynne Iglitzin, Trailblazing Photojournalist: Margaret Bourke-White [Details].