Feb. 10-23: Conversations in the Humanities Series Begins in Lynnwood

The Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities series kicks off with a discussion led by acclaimed Asian-American author Shawn Wong. Plus: Humanities Washington’s first Think & Drink of 2013 and Speakers Bureau presentations throughout the state.

This Week & Next highlights upcoming events and news from Humanities Washington, our many community partners and like-minded organizations around the state.

Look for the latest edition every Monday morning, or check out our full calendar at Humanities.org.

THIS WEEK (Feb. 10-16, 2013)

SPARK PICK

Shawn Wong

Shawn Wong

LYNNWOOD – The 6-part Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities series kicks off with a discussion on the creative process and writer’s block. Speakers Bureau’s Shawn Wong, a pioneer in Asian-American literature, will lead the conversation with his presentation How to Write a Novel in Only 30 Years [Details]. This is part of the Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities series.

SUNDAY (Feb. 10)

SPOKANE – The Spokane International Film Festival’s Animation for Everyone [Details]

SPOKANE – The Spokane International Film Festival’s Animation for Grown-Ups [Details].

Lance Rhoades

Lance Rhoades

GIG HARBOR – Speakers Bureau’s Lance Rhoades, American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene [Details].

MONDAY (Feb. 11)

LYNDEN – An opening of the traveling exhibit, Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound [Details]. This exhibit is supported by a grant from Humanities Washington.

TUESDAY (Feb. 12)

CLARKSTON – A screening and discussion of PBS’s Grand Coulee Dam, part of the programming for Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression [Details].

BELLINGHAM – Speakers Bureau’s Eva Abram, Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story [Details].

FERNDALE – Speakers Bureau’s Eva Abram, Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story [Details].

David B. Williams

David B. Williams

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s David B. Williams, Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology in Washington State [Details].

WEDNESDAY (Feb. 13)

LONGVIEW – Speakers Bureau’s Eva Abram, Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story [Details].

FRIDAY (Feb. 15)

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Eva Abram, Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story [Details].

SATURDAY (Feb. 16)

Julia Harrison

Julia Harrison

REDMOND – Speakers Bureau’s Julia Harrison, A World of Sweets in Washington State [Details].

SEATTLE – Race and Sexuality – Two Sides of a Double-Edged Coin, a conversation with Nancy Rawles about James Baldwin, his race and his sexuality [Details]. This program is put on in conjunction with the exhibit The Intersection of Race, Sexuality, Identity and Culture Through the Lens of James Baldwin at the Northwest African American Museum and is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

NEXT WEEK (Feb. 17-23, 2013)

TUESDAY (Feb. 19)

Think & DrinkSEATTLE – Join Humanities Washington for our first Think & Drink of 2013: An Even Greener Washington: The Future of Marijuana Post-I-502 [Details].

BOTHELL – A reading and conversation with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken [Details].

ISSAQUAH – Speakers Bureau’s Eva Abram, Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story [Details].

THURSDAY (Feb. 21)

AUBURN – Speakers Bureau’s Lance Rhoades, American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene [Details].

Eva Abram

Eva Abram

RICHLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Eva Abram, Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story [Details].

FRIDAY (Feb. 22)

STATEWIDE – Humanities Washington Spark Grant Applications are due for the spring grants round [Details].

BREMERTON – Speakers Bureau’s Kathleen Flenniken, My Hanford: A Personal History [Details].

SATURDAY (Feb. 23)

Janet Oakley

Janet Oakley

WESTPORT – Speakers Bureau’s Janet Oakley, Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State 1933-1941 [Details].

CLARKSTON – Be a Time Traveler! part of the programming for Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression, Humanities Washington’s Traveling Exhibit [Details].

TUMWATER – Speakers Bureau’s Michael Schein, Bones Beneath Our Feet: The Puget Sound Indian Wars of 1855-56 [Details].

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