May 13-25: Discussing Public Art and Other ‘Big Ideas’ in Walla Walla

Join the Walla Walla public library for the next in their Big Idea Talks series: Public Art Practices: New Possibilities for Engaged Placemaking in Walla Walla. Also upcoming: Speakers Bureau conversations, grant-funded events and Washington State Poet Laureate programs 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 (May 13-18, 2013)

SPARK PICK

Styx

The statue “Styx” (2002), by Deborah Butterfield, on the Whitman College Campus in Walla Walla.

WALLA WALLA – Join the Walla Walla public library for the next in their Big Idea Talks series: Public Art Practices: New Possibilities for Engaged Placemaking in Walla Walla. [Details]  Taking its cue from the popular success of TED talks, the goal of these forums is to translate “big ideas” into the context of local community as a way to reimagine Walla Walla. This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

TUESDAY (May 14)

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

THURSDAY (May 16)

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

Shawn Wong

Shawn Wong

BUCKLEY – A reading and discussion with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken at a Friends of the Library event. [Details]

PASCO – Speakers Bureau’s Shawn Wong, How to Write a Novel in Only 30 Years. [Details]

FRIDAY (May 17)

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


NEXT WEEK (May 19-25, 2013)

TUESDAY (May 21)

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

Jennifer K. Stuller

Jennifer K. Stuller

LYNNWOOD – Speakers Bureau’s Jennifer K. Stuller, Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology. [Details] This event is part of the Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities series.

WEDNESDAY (May 22)

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

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

SPOKANE – Join Humanities Washington for our first 2013 Think & Drink conversation in Spokane: Bit by Bit: The Digital Evolution of the Neighborhood. [Details]

THURSDAY (May 23)

SEATTLE – Vietnamese Friendship Association presents World Cafe: All Lines Come Together, Tell a Story. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SEATTLE – Northwest African American Museum presents James Baldwin as Theater Director: Staging Queerness in Istanbul. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

FRIDAY (May 24)

TWISP – The Merc Playhouse presents The Laramie Project – Staged Reading, about the brutal murder in 1998 of gay student Matthew Shepard. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Opportunity Grant.

SATURDAY (May 25)

Harriet Baskas

Harriet Baskas

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

DUVALL – Speakers Bureau’s Michael Schein, Bones Beneath Our Feet: The Puget Sound Indian Wars of 1855-56. [Details]

TWISP – The Merc Playhouse presents The Laramie Project – Staged Reading, about the brutal murder in 1998 of gay student Matthew Shepard. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Opportunity Grant.

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