Speakers Bureau’s Janet Oakley to present Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933-1941 as part of the programming for the traveling exhibit Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression. Throughout the state, Speakers Bureau presentations abound, including the first in our Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities series.
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.
Cramer tells the real stories of the Oregon Trail through folk songs. A presentation on human trafficking, a writing conference and a theater performance add to this week’s schedule of events.
Plus: Think & Drink conversation in Yakima Sept. 19 looks at forest fires and fire management, and Humanities Washington celebrates its first Speakers Bureau presentation of 2012-14.
Readings from Washington State poets laureate – past and present – are also on the schedule, with readings from both Sam Green and Kathleen Flenniken.
Other Speakers Bureau presentations, Mid-Columbia Literary Festival among public humanities offerings in the week ahead.
In the Field profiles various organizations Humanities Washington partners with across the state to help us advance our mission of sparking conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst. This week, we feature the Bellingham Public Library, the organization behind Whatcom READS! 2012.