Aug. 6-18: Rare Documents Reveal the Hidden History of Washington State

Public historian Lorraine McConaghy visits Redmond, while the Washington State Poet Laureate prepares for events in Seattle and Mazama.

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THIS WEEK (Aug. 6-11, 2012)

Lorraine McConaghy

Lorraine McConaghy

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REDMOND – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy presents New Land, North of the Columbia this Saturday at the Fairwinds Redmond [Details]. The conversation will center on how documents form an illustrated historical travelogue of Washington, from 1853 to the present day. McConaghy will talk about several artifacts, including a telegram to Washington Territory’s governor signed by Abraham Lincoln, the rough draft of Theodore Roethke’s “The Rose” and a NASA map of Washington. This free event is open to the public.

NEXT WEEK (Aug. 12-18, 2012)

Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken

TUESDAY (Aug. 14)

SEATTLE – Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken presents a reading at Horizon House [Details].

SATURDAY (Aug. 18)

MAZAMA – The Mazama Festival of Books features conversations with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken and Bedtime Stories Spokane presenter Jim Lynch [Details].

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