Feb. 3-15: Seattle Asian American Film Festival Showcases Local Filmmakers

The festival illustrates the issues and artists of the Northwest Asian American community. Also upcoming: Speakers Bureau’s presentations all around the state and the first reading of the new Washington State Poet Laureate.

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 3-8, 2014)

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Seattle Asian American Film FestivalSEATTLE – Join the Seattle Asian American Film Festival for a four-day showcase of films by and about Asian Americans, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest. [Details] This program runs from Thursday to Sunday (Feb. 6 to 9) and is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

TUESDAY (Feb. 4)

VANCOUVER – Speakers Bureau’s John Marshall, Fire and Forests, East of the Cascade Divide [Details]

THURSDAY (Feb. 6)

Anu Taranath

Anu Taranath

KENT – Speakers Bureau’s Anu Taranath, The World in Washington: An Exploration of Literature and our Lives [Details]


NEXT WEEK (Feb. 9-15, 2014)

MONDAY (Feb. 10)

LAKEWOOD – Speakers Bureau’s Antonio Davidson-Gómez, Mapping Latino Musical Migrations [Details]

TUESDAY (Feb. 11)

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

LYNNWOOD – Speakers Bureau’s Alex Alben, Analog Days: How Technology Changed Our Culture [Details]

WEDNESDAY (Feb. 12)

Eva Abram

Eva Abram

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

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

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Harriet Baskas, Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums [Details]

SUNDAY (Feb. 15)

REDMOND – Speakers Bureau’s Peter Donahue, Washington History and Historical Fiction [Details]

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConagy, Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater [Details]

SUNDAY (Feb. 16)

Elizabeth Austen, the 2014-16 Washington State Poet Laureate

Elizabeth Austen, the 2014-16 Washington State Poet Laureate

SEATTLE – Washington State Poet Laureate reading The Passing of the Laurel: Elizabeth Austen and Kathleen Flenniken [Details]

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConagy, Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater [Details]

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