May 7-19: Think & Drink in Seattle Tops Busy Schedule Throughout the State

Our Wednesday (May 9) Think & Drink explores images of women in media and pop culture. And our subsequent calendar is chockablock with other engaging events: Speakers Bureau presentations, a history film competition, poetry outings and more.

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.

For those who prefer a more visual look at upcoming events, make sure to check out our regularly updated calendar at

THIS WEEK (MAY 7-12, 2012)

From Humanities Washington:

• Our popular Think & Drink discussion series returns to Seattle Wednesday (May 9) for Harlots & Heroines: Images of Women in Media and Pop Culture. Scholars Jennifer K. Stuller and Amy Peloff recently sat down with Spark magazine for a 5 Questions interview. It’s going to be a great event, so make sure to get there early to get a seat!

Harriet Baskas

Harriet Baskas

• Author and Speakers Bureau presenter Harriet Baskas brings her roadside attraction talk to Olympia Wednesday (May 9). (Check out our recent 5 Questions interview with Baskas.)

• Film critic Robert Horton delves deep into sci-fi films and Cold War culture in Renton Thursday (May 10). (Horton was also recently the subject of a 5 Questions interview with Spark.)

From our partners, with support from Humanities Washington:

Spokane Symphony

The Spokane Symphony’s Link Up concert is Friday (May 11).

• The Spokane Symphony conducts their interactive Link Up concertFriday (May 11). Link Up is a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute that pairs orchestras with elementary students to provide hands-on exploration of an orchestral music curriculum.

MOHAI’s History is ____ film competition culminates with a Youth Awards Party Friday (May 11) and Awards Gala Saturday (May 12). This project was recently showcased in Spark, and you can explore this year’s film entries on MOHAI’s site.

Other items of interest:

• The Henry Art Gallery in Seattle partners with the Tacoma Art Museum and the University of Washington to host a “Queering the Art Museum” symposium Friday and Saturday (May 11-12).

NEXT WEEK (MAY 13-19, 2012)

Anu Taranath

Anu Taranath

Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken delivers readings in Seattle (May 13) and Longview (May 14). … Speakers Bureau’s Anu Taranath heads to Lacey to talk global literature and explain How Learning About ‘Over There’ Helps Us Understand ‘Over Here’ (May 14). … Seattle Arts & Lecture’s Poetry Series brings identical-twin poets Matthew and Michael Dickman to Seattle’s Benaroya Hall (May 15). … Judith Roche offers her The Poetics of Place workshop in Pasco (May 17) as part of the Mid-Columbia Literary Festival (May 17). … Baskas’ What Is That? talk heads to Anacortes (May 16), Friday Harbor (May 17) and Redmond (May 19). … The Skagit River Poetry Festival hosts a pair of events in La Conner (May 17): a Celtic night and a Poet’s Table dinner. … MOHAI’s History Caféoffers another look at the “History Is _____” films (May 17). …

Lynne Iglitzin

Lynne Iglitzin

Lynne Iglitzin’s popular Speakers Bureau presentation on Trailblazing Photojournalist: Margaret Bourke-White comes to Bainbridge Island (May 18). … The Skagit River Poetry Festival continues in La Conner with an evening featuring Carolyn Forché, Tony Hoagland, Patrick Lane and The Fugitives (May 18). … Phoebe Goodell Judson, co-founder of Lynden, Wash., is the talk of that town when “Aunt Phoebe”researcher Mary Michaelson stops by for a talk (May 19).

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