Calendar of Events

ONLINE: The Ancient Art of Madhubani Painting

Online Speakers Bureau Event Kennewick

For generations, women of a small region in Northeast India have been using Madhubani painting to tell the stories of their lives. Depicting mythological and social scenes, every painting reflects […]

ONLINE: All the Rage: How American Politics Boiled Over

Online Speakers Bureau Event Mountlake Terrace

Name-calling, shouting matches, cutting off relatives, and even violence born of intense disagreements—there is bipartisan agreement that the current state of politics in the United States is troubling. How did […]

IN-PERSON: LiTFUSE FUEL featuring Kristy Webster

Tieton Fueling Station 519 Maple St, Tieton, WA

LiTFUSE presents FUEL, a monthly reading series and open mic featuring Kristy Webster. Kristy Webster is a queer, Latina writer and author of The Gift of an Imaginary Girl: Coco […]

ONLINE: After the Blast: Mount St. Helens 40 Years Later

Online Speakers Bureau Event Wenatchee

On May 18, 1980, the world watched in awe as Mount St. Helens erupted, killing 57 people and causing hundreds of square miles of destruction. Everyone thought it would take […]

IN PERSON: The River That Made Seattle

Greenwood Senior Center 525 N 85th St, Seattle, WA

Once teeming with bountiful salmon and fertile plains, Seattle’s Duwamish River drew both Native peoples and settlers to its shores over centuries for trading, transport, and sustenance. Unfortunately, the very […]

IN PERSON: Whiskey and Wiretaps: The Northwest’s Rumrunning King

Harstine Island Community Club Hall 3371 E Harstine Island Rd N, Shelton, WA

On Thanksgiving Day, 1925, Roy Olmstead was trapped by federal prohibition agents and their Tommy guns on a lonely Puget Sound dock. His reign as the Northwest’s most prolific bootlegger […]

IN PERSON: Telling Your Story: A Personal Essay Workshop

The Bothell Library 18215 98th Ave NE, Bothell, WA

Our life stories are a means for connection—a tender offering in a troubled era. Part reportage and part reflection, personal essays can reveal hidden truths about ourselves, our families, and […]

ONLINE: American Democracy’s Indigenous Roots and Future

Online Speakers Bureau Event Gig Harbor

History books teach us that the Founding Fathers birthed American democracy, but do not reveal the Indigenous sources of inspiration that guided their vision. The Haudenosaunee Confederacy's Great Law of […]

IN PERSON: Will the 2020s Roar like the 1920s?

Hoquiam Timberland Library 420 7th St, Hoquiam, WA

A pandemic, protests, and economic jolts ushered in the so-called “Roaring Twenties.” Americans adjusted in ways both innovative and counterproductive. What lessons from the 1920s can we apply to our […]

IN PERSON: How Audio Technology Changed the World

St. Barnabas Church 1187 Wyatt Way NW, Bainbridge Island, WA

Although we live in a visual world, audio still has the power to create intimacy and spark the imagination like no other medium can. Veteran broadcaster Ross Reynolds explores the […]

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