The emcee for Humanities Washington’s upcoming Bedtime Stories Spokane talks about his essay “Statistical Abstract for My Home of Spokane, Washington” and the themes of his latest novel, Beautiful Ruins.
Author Eric Weiner asks where and how we can seek out happiness at Happiness 2012: Happiness, Compassion & Sustainability, A Strategic Gathering. Other events this week include Speakers Bureau presentations on cowboys, UFOs and Washington history, and a conversation with famed naturalist Jack Nisbet.
Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken brings her poetry and discussion to both sides of the state. Other events include Speakers Bureau presentations and a conference on happiness.
The acclaimed novelist – and 2012 Bedtime Stories Spokane emcee – sits down with Author magazine for a video interview about the long process of writing his latest novel, which Walter began in 1997.
Executive Director Julie Ziegler’s recent travels around Washington have reinforced her thinking about the need for programs that bring Washingtonians from diverse walks of life together in conversation.
Bedtime Stories — Humanities Washington’s annual literary gala — returns to Seattle Oct. 12. And, for the first time, Bedtime Stories debuts in Eastern Washington with a Sept. 28 event in Spokane. Both galas offer an illuminating evening of food, wine and words, with several of the Northwest’s most celebrated authors unveiling original short works inspired by the event theme, Red Eye.
Humanities Washington opens its 2012-14 Speakers Bureau auditions to the public June 1. Plus: The Mid-Columbia Literary Festival concludes, the Methow Valley Interpretive Center hosts an open house, and more.
Other Speakers Bureau presentations, Mid-Columbia Literary Festival among public humanities offerings in the week ahead.
Join us in previewing the applicants for our 2012-14 Speakers Bureau. The first day of auditions takes place in Spokane June 1, with additional days to be scheduled in Seattle.
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.