A fast-paced poetry-PowerPoint event, varied Speakers Bureau presentations and expressions of the immigration experience round out a rich, varied schedule of upcoming events.
The Hanford-engineer-turned-poet reflects on her first months as Washington State Poet Laureate and looks ahead to her upcoming goals and events, including a madcap poetry and PowerPoint event July 19.
Another Speakers Bureau presentation and a reading by the poet laureate round out the schedule this week, with big events on the horizon next week – save the dates!
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.
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.
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.
Our Wednesday (May 9) Think & Drink explores images of women in media and pop culture. And our subsequent calendar is chockablock with other engaging events: Speakers Bureau presentations, a history film competition, poetry outings and more.
Welcome to the first installment of This Week & Next, a weekly feature highlighting upcoming events and news from Humanities Washington, our many community partners and like-minded organizations around the state.