Jan. 20 to Feb. 1: Talking About Wild with Whatcom Reads

Join the Whatcom County Library System for a series of grant-funded events related to the Pacific Crest Trail and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild. Also upcoming: a variety of Speakers Bureau presentations around 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 (Jan. 20-25, 2014)


Strayed_WildFERNDALE, DEMING, EVERSON – Whatcom County Library System presents a series of programs around the Whatcom Reads 2014 book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. On Wednesday (Jan. 22), join the library for Preserving Life Stories: Wild as Memoir, as Sara Geballe will discuss the book in an interactive session on the craft of memoir and the value of preserving your life story [Details]. Friday (Jan. 24), join Heather Anderson as she recounts her record-setting Pacific Crest Trail hike [Details]. On Saturday, attend Walking Wild in the Pacific Northwest, as local filmmaker Karen Bean shares stories and pictures from her many trips into the backcountry making Wilderness Adventure DVDs [Details].  These programs are supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

TUESDAY (Jan. 21)

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


LOPEZ ISLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Tom Keogh, Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes [Details]

NEXT WEEK (Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2014)

SUNDAY (Jan. 26)

Eva Abram

Eva Abram

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

MONDAY (Jan. 27)

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


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

Antonio Davidson Gómez

Antonio Davidson Gómez

THURSDAY (Jan. 30)

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

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