March 25 to April 6: Conversations on ‘Big Ideas’ Begin in Walla Walla

The Walla Walla Big Idea Talks conversation series kicks off with The Next Seven Generations: Walla Walla in 2185. Plus: Speakers Bureau presentations, grant-funded events and poet laureate readings abound 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 (March 25-30, 2013)

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Walla Walla Big Idea Talks

The poster for the March 28 Big Idea Talk The Next Seven Generations: Walla Walla in 2185.

WALLA WALLA – Join the Walla Walla Public Library for The Next Seven Generations: Walla Walla in 2185, a conversation with Professor Don Snow this Thursday (March 28). [Details] This is a part of the Walla Walla Big Idea Talks series in 2013, bringing insightful, TED-style talks to the local level in Walla Walla. The series is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

MONDAY (March 25)

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

PORT TOWNSEND – Port Townsend Community Read presents Contents Shifting from a Writer’s Perspective with author Judith Kitchen. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SEATTLE – Poetry reading by Spencer Reece and the screening of a short film by James Franco. [Details]

TUESDAY (March 26)

Milt Priggee

Milt Priggee

DES MOINES – Speakers Bureau’s Milt Priggee, Political Cartooning: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow[Details]

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

WEDNESDAY (March 27)

SEATTLE – Gallery tour as part of the here:now at the Frye Art Museum program. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

THURSDAY (March 28)

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

PORT TOWNSEND – Port Townsend Community Read’s Pam Houston Meets Port Townsend[Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

NEXT WEEK (March 31 to April 6, 2013)

MONDAY (April 1)

Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken

SEATTLE – A performance and discussion of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored and Discussed: Town Hall Class[Details]

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

SEATTLE – Gallery tour as part of the here:now at the Frye Art Museum program. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

TUESDAY (April 2)

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

WEDNESDAY (April 3)

SEATTLE – A lecture by John Zeisel, expert in Alzheimers care, as part of the here:now at the Frye Art Museum program. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

William Woodward

William Woodward

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

RICHLAND – Speakers Bureau’s William Woodward, Coming Home: Baseball’s America. [Details]

FRIDAY (April 5)

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

SATURDAY (April 6)

Gloria Burgess

Gloria Burgess

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

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

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

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

SEATTLE – A reading and discussion with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken. [Details]

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