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.