Presentations of roadside attractions and ’50s sci-fi films round out varied mix of free public events.
Bedtime Stories — Humanities Washington’s annual literary gala — returns to Seattle Oct. 12. And, for the first time, Bedtime Stories debuts in Eastern Washington with a Sept. 28 event in Spokane. Both galas offer an illuminating evening of food, wine and words, with several of the Northwest’s most celebrated authors unveiling original short works inspired by the event theme, Red Eye.
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.
The Washington State Poet Laureate’s outreach efforts include The Far Field, a frequently updated blog that publishes poetry from an assortment of Washington writers. From time to time, Spark will showcase some of these poems. Today we feature Twisp, Washington by Sibyl James.
Other Speakers Bureau presentations, Mid-Columbia Literary Festival among public humanities offerings in the week ahead.
Join us in previewing the applicants for our 2012-14 Speakers Bureau. The first day of auditions takes place in Spokane June 1, with additional days to be scheduled in Seattle.
Annual LitFest at Columbia Basin College sparks community conversations while promoting a love for reading and writing in the Tri-Cities area.
Speakers Bureau’s Harriet Baskas brings her roadside attraction talk to three towns during a week rich with free public programs from Humanities Washington, our partners and friends.
Writer and poet Judith Roche explains how a sense of place – and, in particular, the natural beauty of the state of Washington – can elicit emotion and feeling in poetry. She’ll be offering a workshop in Pasco May 17 as part of the Mid-Columbia Literary Festival.
Tonight’s conversation promises to be a lively one. Join us in person at Seattle’s Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, or check out this post for live updates from the event. *** UPDATED LIVE AT THE MAY 9 EVENT: Attendees share their thoughts about the most influential female images in media and pop culture.