The award-winning storyteller discusses the hardships and triumphs of early Chinese settlers in America – and what we can learn about the immigrant experience from their stories.
Professor and author Robert Keller explores how history can help us learn from our mistakes, as in the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Writer and poet Judith Roche explains how a sense of place – and, in particular, the natural beauty of the state of Washington – can elicit emotion and feeling in poetry. She’ll be offering a workshop in Pasco May 17 as part of the Mid-Columbia Literary Festival.
The scholars sat down with Spark to discuss female pop-culture icons, shifting social mores and the complexities of diversity. They’ll tackle the same topics live during next week’s free Think & Drink discussion at Seattle’s Naked City Brewery & Taphouse. Join us!
Horton, a member of Humanities Washington’s 2010-12 Speakers Bureau roster, discusses fear, othering and collective wish fulfillment — themes he explores around the state through his Alien Encounters presentation.
The author of Emperors of the Ice shares the story of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott and explains how historic legacies evolve over time.
Why is Washington home to a teapot-shaped gas station and the world’s largest egg? Author Harriet Baskas explores such oddities in her Speakers Bureau presentation What Is That?: Unusual and Offbeat People, Places, Things, and Events in Washington State.
John de Graaf and Laura Musikanski, co-founders of The Happiness Initiative, talk about why we associate having material goods with happiness, and what aspects of life truly make us happy. The pair are featured speakers at the April 4, 2012, Think & Drink at Seattle’s Naked City Brewery and Taphouse.
Donivan Johnson talks modern classical music at Feb. 2 Think & Drink in Spokane.