Nov. 12-24: Series of Conversations on Hidden Treasures in State Museums

Speakers Bureau presentations abound, including conversations on creating music, fire ecology, Westerns, human trafficking and Native Americans in film. Plus, Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken continues to storm the state with readings and workshops.

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THIS WEEK (Nov. 12-17, 2012)


Harriet Baskas

Harriet Baskas

EASTSOUND AND LOPEZ ISLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Harriet Baskas tours San Juan County with her presentation Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums. Baskas will visit Eastsound on Wednesday (Nov. 14) [Details] and Lopez Island on Thursday (Nov. 15) [Details]. Baskas will lead a conversation about some of the items that Washington state museums keep in their back rooms and rarely put on display, asking why these items are kept from view.

SUNDAY (Nov. 11)

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

TUESDAY (Nov. 13)

Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken

OLYMPIA – Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken reads at the Nisqually Tribal Library with Duane Niatum, Dana Dickerson and Gail Tremblay. [Details]

THURSDAY (Nov. 15)

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

SATURDAY (Nov. 17)

REDMOND – Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken reads as part of Redmond Reads Poetry. [Details]

NEXT WEEK (Nov. 18-24)

SUNDAY (Nov. 18)

Robert Horton

Robert Horton

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

LOPEZ ISLAND – A reading with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken [Details].

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

MONDAY (Nov. 19)

Jeanne Kohl-Welles

Jeanne Kohl-Welles

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads [Details].

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


SEATTLE – Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken reads for The Breadline multi-arts performance series [Details].

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