In this photo collection, explore how America’s perception of the wars it’s fought shaped our treatment of the veterans who fought them.
We asked a wide range of Washington writers how language, storytelling, literature, philosophy, and poetry can help us during troubled times. Here’s what they said.
Veterans sometimes return from service feeling burdened by their experiences. The humanities let them know they’re not alone.
Can the simple act of storytelling save a veteran’s life? Shawn Wong, author, professor, and Speakers Bureau presenter, discusses helping veterans express themselves through writing.
I am faithful, I do not give out/The fractur’d thigh, the knee, the wound in the abdomen/These and more I dress with impassive hand, (yet deep in my breast a fire, a burning flame.)
Talking Service, a new program from Humanities Washington, connects returning veterans to literature that speaks to their experiences.
Speakers Bureau presenter Hank Cramer shares the history, stories and music of the Civil War, through the eyes of his great-grandfather.
Join the Spokane County Library and Spokane Storytelling League for stories of the Great Depression. Plus: An upcoming Think & Drink, Speakers Bureau presentations, grant-funded events and more.
Join Humanities Washington for our two upcoming Seattle Think & Drinks: From Birth of a Nation to Smoke Signals: African Americans and American Indians in Film.