Oct. 8-20: Bedtime Stories Seattle Sees 14th Year With ‘Red Eye’ Theme

Northwest authors premiere original works Friday (Oct. 12) at Humanities Washington’s annual fundraising gala. Also this week: Grant-funded events in Spokane connect community members and an Arts Crush presentation on Native Americans in film.

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. 7-13, 2012)


Bedtime Stories Seattle 2012 authors

2012 Bedtime Stories authors (left to right): Kathleen Flenniken, Charles Johnson, Kevin O’Brien, Amy Wheeler and emcee Nancy Pearl.

SEATTLE – Northwest authors Kathleen Flenniken, Charles Johnson, Kevin O’Brien and Amy Wheeler debut new short stories at our annual fundraising gala Bedtime Stories. Emcee Nancy Pearl hosts the evening of food, wine and words Friday (Oct. 12) in Seattle [Details]. In advance of the event, check out our interviews with Wheeler and Flenniken, and look for interviews with Johnson, O’Brien and Pearl this week!

TUESDAY (Oct. 9)

Arts CrushSEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Lance Rhoades presents American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene as part of the Arts Crush Festival [Details].

EDMONDS – A reading and discussion with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken [Details].

THURSDAY (Oct. 11)

BELLINGHAM – A presentation on New Land, North of the Columbia and the use of archival sources by Lorraine McConaghy, supported by a Humanities Washington grant [Details].

Taylor Bridge Fire

Marshall’s photo of the Taylor Bridge Fire this year.

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

EDMONDS – A reading and discussion with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken [Details].

FRIDAY (Oct. 12)

SPOKANE – Spokane Is Reading presents a reading and discussion with Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee, at the Garland Theater [Details] and the Lincoln Center [Details]. This event is presented with support from a Humanities Washington grant.

SATURDAY (Oct. 13)

LIBERTY LAKE – The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum presents Walk Your History: Bridging Cultures, a walking tour of the Spokane Valley and its bridges, with support from a Humanities Washington grant [Details].

NEXT WEEK (Oct. 14-20)

MONDAY (Oct. 15)

Lorraine McConaghy

Lorraine McConaghy

FREELAND – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater [Details].

COUPEVILLE – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater [Details].

TUESDAY (Oct. 16)

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


Alex Alben

Alex Alben

PORT HADLOCK – Speakers Bureau’s Alex Alben, Analog Days: How Technology Changed Our Culture [Details].

THURSDAY (Oct. 18)

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Antonio Davidson-Gómez presents Mapping Latino Musical Migrations as the first installment in our lunchtime conversations, part of City Arts Fest [Details].

Robert Horton

Robert Horton

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

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

RICHLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Kathleen Flenniken, My Hanford: A Personal History [Details].

FRIDAY (Oct. 19)

City Arts Fest

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Jennifer K. Stuller, Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology, part of our City Arts lunchtime conversations [Details].

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Celluloid Bainbridge’s Filmmakers Forum: Ready, Camera, Action … Does Anyone Speak English? Filmmaking in Remote Locations, supported by a grant from Humanities Washington [Details].

SATURDAY (Oct. 20)

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Milt Priggee presents Political Cartooning: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow as the last installment in our City Arts lunchtime conversation series [Details].

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