Aug. 27 to Sept. 8: Cowboy Folk Songs Echo Across Southeast Washington

A musical Speakers Bureau presentation and a reflection on a groundbreaking female photographer round out the events for this week. Next week, look for presentations on the natural world of the Columbia Basin, a poet laureate reading and a family’s struggle with the death of their son while he was in custody.

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THIS WEEK (Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, 2012)

Bruce and Susan Matley

Bruce and Susan Matley


POMEROY and CLARKSTON – Speakers Bureau’s Bruce and Susan Matley bring their presentation Harnessing the Stories and Songs of Cowboys and Cowgirls to Southeast Washington Tuesday (Aug. 28) for shows in Pomeroy [Details] and Clarkston [Details]. This vibrant musical presentation will bring stories of the hardships and triumphs of frontier settlers to life in these small towns.

THURSDAY (Aug. 30)

Lynne Iglitzin

Lynne Iglitzin

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Lynne Iglitzin, Trailblazing Photojournalist: Margaret Bourke-White [Details].

NEXT WEEK (Sept. 2-8)

THURSDAY (Sept. 6)

MOSES LAKE – Acclaimed naturalist and author Jack Nisbet will present First Impressions: Field Journals From the Central Columbia Basin, with rich, seldom seen paintings, drawings and writings from the travel journals of early white visitors to the Grand Coulee area [Details]. This program is presented with support from a grant from Humanities Washington.

Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken presents a reading at Eagle Harbor Books [Details].

SEATTLE – Town Hall Seattle presents Post-Prison Education Program: Jesse Trentadue: Death, Lies, and Revenge in Federal Custody, sharing the story of Kenneth Trentadue, who died while in custody in Oklahoma, and his family’s subsequent battle to find out the details of his death [Details].

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