July 15-27: The Complex Process of Turning History Into Historical Fiction

Author Peter Donahue leads a discussion on the process of creating a work of historical fiction. Plus, other Speakers Bureau presentations around the state explore local history through fiction, folk music or theater.

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 (July 15-20, 2013)

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LOPEZ ISLAND – From Homer to Hollywood, storytellers have reported the facts of the past and, more importantly, conveyed to audiences a vibrant sense of lived history. Based on his experience writing two novels drawn from Washington history, author Peter Donahue discusses the rich opportunities, challenges and surprises of conducting original historical research and spinning this research into story when he presents Washington History and Historical Fiction [Details] Saturday (July 20) at the Lopez Island Library.

SUNDAY (July 14)

CHEHALIS – Speakers Bureau’s Hank Cramer, One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail. [Details]

SATURDAY (July 20)

Lorraine McConaghy

Lorraine McConaghy

FRIDAY HARBOR – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater. [Details]

NEXT WEEK (July 21-27, 2013)

SUNDAY (July 21)

EASTSOUND – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater. [Details]

WEDNESDAY (July 25)

SEATTLE – here:now at the Frye Art Museum tour [Details]

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