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.
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.
Public historian Lorraine McConaghy visits Redmond, while the Washington State Poet Laureate prepares for events in Seattle and Mazama.
A Northwest News Network audio interview with Kathleen Flenniken reveals more about the poet laureate’s connection to her hometown of Hanford. It also features Flenniken reading short, personal selections of her poetry.
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.