March 11-23: Annual Port Townsend Community Read Branches Out

The program based on Pam Houston’s Contents May Have Shifted enters its second week with a bang, featuring a wide variety of programs at different venues. Other grant-funded events, the Hope in Hard Times Traveling Exhibit and Speakers Bureau presentations round out this list of upcoming offerings.

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

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THIS WEEK (March 11-16, 2013)

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The Port Townsend Library is offering discussion groups in nontraditional locations, like the local pub.

PORT TOWNSEND – Port Townsend Community Read enters its second week with a medly of diverse programs centered around the book Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston. This week, the library presents a screening of the film Shirley Valentine [Details], the program A Smorgasbord of Alternative Therapy [Details], book discussion groups on Wednesday (3/13) [Details] and Thursday (3/14) [Details], and Collaborative Play and Creativity with Leif Hansen Intergenerational. [Details]

For more information on the Community Read, check out our recent In the Field story, “Community Read Shifts Its Content to New Sites Throughout Port Townsend.” This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SUNDAY (March 10)

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

SEATTLE – Northwest Film Forum screens Bless Their Little Hearts by Billy Woodberry as part of the L.A. Rebellion series. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

MONDAY (March 11)

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

The PBS documentary Seabiscuit will screen at the Asotin County library on.

The PBS documentary Seabiscuit will screen at the Asotin County library on March 11.

CLARKSTON – The Asotin County Library presents the documentaries Seabiscuit and The Bonus Army. [Details] This event is part of the programming for Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression, Humanities Washington’s Traveling Exhibit. 

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

Lorraine McConaghy

Lorraine McConaghy

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

TUESDAY (March 12)

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

LYNNWOOD – Speakers Bureau’s Claudia Rowe, The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism and What it Means for You. [Details]

WEDNESDAY (March 13)

Eva Abram

Eva Abram

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

BELFAIR – Speakers Bureau’s Robert Horton, The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset. [Details]

THURSDAY (March 14)

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

FRIDAY (March 15)

Anu Taranath

Anu Taranath

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

SEATTLE – The Northwest Film Forum presents Passing Through by Larry Clark, with Charles Burnett’s When It Rains as part of the L.A. Rebellion series. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SATURDAY (March 16)

Gloria Burgess

Gloria Burgess

LANGLEY – Speakers Bureau’s Jennifer K. Stuller, Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology. [Details]

KENT – Speakers Bureau’s Gloria Burgess, It Takes a Village: Sparks of Light. [Details]

SEATTLE – Northwest Film Forum presents a screening of Your Children Come Back to You and short films as part of the L.A. Rebellion series. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

NEXT WEEK (March 17-23, 2013)

SUNDAY (March 17)

Janet Oakley

Janet Oakley

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

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

SEATTLE – Northwest Film Forum presents a screening of Emma Mae and A Day in the Life of Willie Faust, or Death on the Installment Plan as part of the L.A. Rebellion series. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

TUESDAY (March 19)

REDMOND – Speakers Bureau’s Gloria Burgess, It Takes a Village: Sparks of Light. [Details]

Harriet Baskas

Harriet Baskas

PORT TOWNSEND – Port Townsend Community Read’s book discussion group. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

ABERDEEN – Speakers Bureau’s Joan Hockaday, The Lewis & Clark Wildflower Discoveries. [Details]

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

WEDNESDAY (March 20)

John Marshall

John Marshall

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

PORT TOWNSEND – Port Townsend Community Read’s book discussion group. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

THURSDAY (March 21)

LACEY – Speakers Bureau’s Amy Rubin, Exploring the Magical Process of Creating Music. [Details]

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

CLARKSTON – The Asotin County Library presents a book night with Out of the Dust[Details] This event is part of the programming for Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression, Humanities Washington’s Traveling Exhibit.

PASCO – Speakers Bureau’s Jennifer K. Stuller, Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology. [Details]

SATURDAY (March 23)

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

CLARKSTON – The Asotin County Library presents the musical program Hard Travelin’. [Details] This event is part of the programming for Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression, Humanities Washington’s Traveling Exhibit.

Amy Rubin

Amy Rubin

TUMWATER – Speakers Bureau’s Amy Rubin, Exploring the Magical Process of Creating Music. [Details]

SEATTLE –  Northwest Film Forum presents a screening of Compensation[Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

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