Oct. 6-19: Discuss the Power of World Literature with Anu Taranath

Taranath presents The World in Washington: An Exploration of Literature and Our Lives in Lynnwood Tuesday (Oct. 8). Also check out Speakers Bureau presentations, Think & Drinks, and other events all around 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 (Oct. 6-12, 2013)

SPARK PICK

Anu Taranath

Anu Taranath

LYNNWOOD – Speakers Bureau’s Anu Taranath, The World in Washington: An Exploration of Literature and Our Lives[Details] For more on Taranath’s presentation, read her 5 Questions interview, in which she talks about literature’s connection to empathy and its power to change communities.

SUNDAY (Oct. 6)

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Christina Fusch, Why Culture Matters: An Anthropological Approach to Our Lives. [Details]

TUESDAY (Oct. 8)

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Public Library presents Big Idea Talks: Walla Walla and the State of the State for Latinos[Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

WEDNESDAY (Oct. 9)

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

Antonio Davidson Gómez

Antonio Davidson Gómez

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

THURSDAY (Oct. 10)

MOSES LAKE – Speakers Bureau’s Julia Harrison, A World of Sweets in Washington State[Details]

TACOMA – Join Humanities Washington for the first ever Think & Drink conversation in Tacoma: Bit by Bit: The Digital Evolution of the Neighborhood[Details]

FRIDAY (Oct. 11)

YAKIMA – Speakers Bureau’s Julia Harrison, A World of Sweets in Washington State[Details]

SATURDAY (Oct. 12)

Lance Rhoades

Lance Rhoades

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

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

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

NEXT WEEK (Oct. 13-19, 2013)

SUNDAY (Oct. 13)

Tom Keogh

Tom Keogh

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

TUESDAY (Oct. 15)

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

WEDNESDAY (Oct. 16)

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

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

BELLEVUE – Speakers Bureau’s Anu Taranath, The World in Washington: An Exploration of Literature and Our Lives [Details]

THURSDAY (Oct. 17)

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

MOSES LAKE – Speakers Bureau’s Hank Cramer, One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail [Details]

RICHLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Claudia Rowe, The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism and What it Means for You [Details]

John Marshall

John Marshall

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

SATURDAY (Oct. 19)

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

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