Plus: Auditions for the 2012-2014 Speakers Bureau continue, the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum’s exhibit gets a grand opening, and presentations from the current Speakers Bureau and poet laureate.
Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken joins several other writers July 19 for an evening of poetic explorations in slideshow form. Proceeds from the event benefit Humanities Washington’s work throughout the state.
Humanities Washington’s popular conversation series returns to Greenwood’s Naked City Brewery & Taphouse for State of the Unions: A Conversation on the Institution of Marriage. Social historian Stephanie Coontz, civic leader Anne Levinson and moderator Steve Scher will lead a conversation about marriage, offering both historical context and a consideration of recent same-sex marriage legislation.
Speakers Bureau auditions and presentations, a discussion on art and migration and a performance inspired by Steinbeck round out the calendar.
The award-winning storyteller discusses the hardships and triumphs of early Chinese settlers in America – and what we can learn about the immigrant experience from their stories.
With help from a grant from Humanities Washington, the Whitman County Library brings concerts to small towns with its Music on the Palouse concert series.
The Music on the Palouse concert series and a Speakers Bureau presentation on LGBTQ youth in Washington add to the richness of upcoming events.
Professor and author Robert Keller explores how history can help us learn from our mistakes, as in the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Other upcoming Speakers Bureau conversations include Robert Keller’s Reconciling the Past: The History, Literature and Ethics of Japanese Removal.