Bedtime Stories Literary Gala Expands to Spokane, Returns to Seattle This Fall
Both galas offer an illuminating evening of food, wine and words, with several of the Northwest’s most celebrated authors unveiling original short works inspired by the event theme, Red Eye. Bedtime Stories is a fundraiser supporting Humanities Washington’s efforts to spark critical thinking and conversation, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state. Our work — from family reading programs to traveling exhibits — brings high-quality cultural programs to Seattle, Spokane and throughout the state.
YOU CAN GO
• Bedtime Stories Spokane 2012
Where: The Skyline Ballroom of the Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive, Spokane [directions]
When: Friday, Sept. 28
• Bedtime Stories Seattle 2012
Where: The Spanish Ballroom at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle [directions]
When: Friday, Oct. 12
Note: For information on becoming a sponsor or purchasing a table for either event, contact Kari Dasher at (206) 682-1770 x103 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Remaining individual tickets will go on sale this summer.
The inaugural Spokane lineup features writers Kim Barnes (In the Kingdom of Men), Jim Lynch (Truth Like the Sun), Shann Ray (American Masculine) and Nance Van Winckel (No Starling), with Jess Walter (Beautiful Ruins) as emcee. Dr. Elizabeth Welty and Liz Burroughs co-chair the event, which will take place in the Skyline Ballroom at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park.
The Bedtime Stories Seattle roster includes Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken (Plume), Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), Kevin O’Brien (Terrified) and playwright Amy Wheeler (Two Birds & A Stone). Nancy Pearl (Book Lust) returns as emcee. Martha Kongsgaard chairs the evening, which will again take place in the Spanish Ballroom at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
Event sponsorship and information about purchasing a table for either event is available from Kari Dasher at (206) 682-1770 x103 or email@example.com.
Look for remaining individual tickets to go on sale this summer.