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  • Seattle

The Truth and I: Reading Betty MacDonald in the Age of Memoir

Betty MacDonald burst onto the American literary scene in 1945 with her memoir, The Egg and I, a tartly witty tale about operating a chicken ranch on Washington’s dauntingly wild Olympic Peninsula. Betty’s vivacity, offbeat humor, and sparklingly irreverent take on life captured a public ready to laugh again after the grim, hard years of […]

  • When
  • 1:00 pm, Thursday
    October 11, 2018
  • Where
  • Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
    2021 9th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98121 United States
  • October 11
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  • Renton

Washington at War: The Evergreen State in WWI

One-hundred years ago in 1917, the US entered The Great War to fight alongside our European allies. But Washington’s homefront experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward. Led by historian Lorraine McConaghy, the program begins with an illustrated introduction to the war’s themes before offering a “Readers’ Theater:” a script […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Thursday
    October 11, 2018
  • Where
  • Renton History Museum
    235 Mill Avenue South
    Renton, WA 98057 United States
  • October 11
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  • Port Angeles

Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?

Throughout the Northwest, people have been reporting encounters with the Sasquatch—a hairy, eight- to ten-foot-tall hominid—for hundreds of years. Yet aside from a collection of large footprint casts and a sizable assemblage of eyewitness accounts, some attributable to the earliest humans in the Northwest, no scientifically accepted evidence has been offered to establish this being’s […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Thursday
    October 11, 2018
  • Where
  • Port Angeles Main Library
    2210 South Peabody Street
    Port Angeles, WA 98362 United States
  • October 11
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  • Vancouver

Beyond Fake News

Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information about the World In Partnership with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project On both national and local levels, Northwesterners have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. From debate over local opinions on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Thursday
    October 11, 2018
  • Where
  • Vancouver Community Library
    901 C Street
    Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
  • October 11
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  • Vancouver

Clark County Stories: Sharing Our Stories

Washington State University Vancouver professors, Sue Peabody and Donna Sinclair began a series of community conversations to identify bearers of these stories of change, foster community dialogue, and facilitate mutual understanding. The population of Clark County has more than doubled in the past three decades and more than half of the current residents were born […]

  • When
  • 6:30 pm, Thursday
    October 11, 2018
  • Where
  • WSU Vancouver
    14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
    Vancouver, WA 98686 United States
  • October 11
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  • Shoreline

The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us about History, Culture, Love, and Memory

This talk is not about the old leftovers in the fridge. It is about food that is so old, so unusual, or so meaningful, that no one dares throw it away. Discover the foods archeologists have found buried with mummies, the petrified banana so appealing it sparked a Banana Museum, the 350-year-old fruitcake handed down […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    October 11, 2018
  • Where
  • Shoreline Library
    345 NE 175th St.
    Shoreline, WA 98155 United States
  • October 11
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  • Yakima

Think & Drink: Breaking News – The State of American Journalism

Journalism plays a vital role in a democracy—a free press is among the first institutions to be gutted in an autocracy—and a thriving press is a sign of civic health. But dramatically falling revenue, the decimation of smaller newspapers, and an increasing reliance on the whims of a few social media companies for reach has […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    October 11, 2018
  • Where
  • Gilbert Cellars
    5 N Front Street, Suite 100
    Yakima, WA 98901 United States
  • October 11
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  • Olympia

State of a Civilization: Islam and Muslims in the 21st Century

How did Islam begin, and where is it going? Scholar Sarah Eltantawi reveals the past religious and political conditions that led to the current state of the world’s second largest religion. Learn about the rise of Islam in Arabia and the codification the Qur’an and Hadith (sayings of the Prophet Mohammed), which were the foundation […]

  • When
  • 7:30 pm, Thursday
    October 11, 2018
  • Where
  • Olympia Timberland Library
    313 8th Ave SE
    Olympia, WA 98501 United States
  • October 11
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  • Seattle

Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna as she builds awareness and appreciation of poetry — including the state’s legacy of poetry — through public readings, workshops, lectures, and presentations in geographically diverse areas of the state. Castro Luna fled war-torn El Salvador for the United States at the age of 14 with her […]

  • When
  • 8:45 pm, Thursday
    October 11, 2018
  • Where
  • Seattle Lit Crawl
    Cap Hill
    Seattle, Wa 98112 United States
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