Sept. 3-15: Naturalist Jack Nisbet Talks First Impressions of the Columbia Basin

Readings from Washington State poets laureate – past and present – are also on the schedule, with readings from both Sam Green and Kathleen Flenniken.

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THIS WEEK (Sept. 3-8, 2012)


First Impressions: Drawings from Grand Coulee

The exhibit First Impressions: Drawings from Grand Coulee enters its final week at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center. | photo by Benjamin Drummond

MOSES LAKE – Acclaimed naturalist and author Jack Nisbet will present First Impressions: Field Journals From the Central Columbia Basin, with rich, seldom-seen paintings, drawings and writings from the travel journals of early white visitors to the Grand Coulee area [Details]. This program is presented with support from a grant from Humanities Washington. This program complements the exhibit First Impressions: Drawings from Grand Coulee, which is open at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center until Sept. 7 – so don’t miss it!
Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken

THURSDAY (Sept. 6)

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken presents a reading at Eagle Harbor Books [Details].

SEATTLE – Town Hall Seattle presents Post-Prison Education Program: Jesse Trentadue: Death, Lies, and Revenge in Federal Custody, sharing the story of Kenneth Trentadue, who died while in custody in Oklahoma, and his family’s subsequent battle to find out the details of his death [Details].

NEXT WEEK (Sept. 9-13)

WEDNESDAY (Sept. 12)

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

First Up Small

First Up

THURSDAY (Sept. 13)

BELLINGHAM – Samuel Green, the inaugural Washington State Poet Laureate, reads from his new book. First Up: Barnstorming for Poetry, is a reflection on his work and travels as the state’s first official booster of poetry from 2007-09. Proceeds from its sale will provide support for future poet laureate program activities [Details].

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