May 31 to June 10: Help Shape Next Speakers Bureau at Spokane Auditions

Humanities Washington opens its 2012-14 Speakers Bureau auditions to the public June 1. Plus: The Mid-Columbia Literary Festival concludes, the Methow Valley Interpretive Center hosts an open house, and more.

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THIS WEEK (May 28 to June 2, 2012)

Speakers Bureau
SPOKANE — Humanities Washington is holding auditions for our 2012-2014 Speakers Bureau – and, for the first time ever, you’re invited! Five presenters will speak Friday (June 1) at Spokane’s Moran Prairie Library [directions]. Stop by for one speaker, or stay all day! Your feedback will help us choose the next lineup of presenters, to be announced in mid-July. [details].


Garth Stein

Garth Stein

REDMOND — Speakers Bureau’s Lynne Iglitzin, Trailblazing Photojournalist: Margaret Bourke-White [details].

PASCO — Mid-Columbia Literary Festival, a Humanities Washington grant recipient, presents novelist Garth Stein [details]. For more about the festival, check out Spark magazine’s recent In the Field feature.

FRIDAY (June 1)

LEAVENWORTH — Speakers Bureau’s David Bullock, A Strike at the Heart: Historical Memory and Roslyn’s Western Miners Union [details].

NEXT WEEK (June 3-9, 2012)

TUESDAY (June 5)

RICHLAND – Mid-Columbia Literary Festival’s About the Book, a lively night of literary discussions and “must-read” recommendations [details].


PASCO – The Mid-Columbia Literary Festival Writing Competition awards [details].

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center explores the region’s history.


TWISP – Methow Valley Interpretive Center celebrates the first day of its open house weekend with presentations by Methow tribal descendants [details].

CENTRALIA – Speakers Bureau’s Harriet Baskas, What is That?: Unusual and Offbeat People, Places, Things, and Events in Washington [details].

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