Humanities Washington presents Hazel Miller lecture series
Humanities Washington presents Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities, a lecture series designed to invite participation from new audiences and encourage exploration of new topics. The six conversations will be held Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 22, Oct. 8, and Nov. 12, and will facilitate discussions on the state of journalism, female superheroes in pop culture, baseball and its history, world literature, and more. The series is a result of a partnership between Humanities Washington; the Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement program at Edmonds CC; and Sno-Isle Libraries.
All six conversations begin at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98036, and are free and open to the public. Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities will feature members of Humanities Washington’s 2012-14 Speakers Bureau, a cohort of presenters who facilitate conversations about humanities topics. For more information and videos about each of these presentations, visit www.humanities.org/programs/speakers. The Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities lineup includes:
Feb. 12: Acclaimed Asian-American author Shawn Wong presents “How to Write a Novel in Only 30 Years,” a reflection on the writing process.
March 12: Veteran journalist Claudia Rowe presents “The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism and What It Means for You,” a conversation about how the news business is changing — and what that means for us as readers, viewers, and listeners.
April 9: Historian Bill Woodward presents “Coming Home: Baseball’s America,” a talk about baseball’s grip on America, using metaphors of hope and homecoming to trace the history of the game and our nation.
May 21: Pop culture historian Jennifer K. Stuller presents “Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology,” a conversation examining the significance of the heroine in popular culture.
Oct. 8: University of Washington professor Anu Taranath presents “The World in Washington: An Exploration of Literature and Our Lives,” a discussion about the powerful literature written by a wide range of Washingtonians, focusing on issues of racial difference and cultural diversity.
Nov. 12: Film critic Robert Horton presents “The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode into the Sunset,” a consideration of Western movies of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and what these films say about the culture of that period.
ABOUT HUMANITIES WASHINGTON
Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state. For more about Humanities Washington, visit humanities.org.
ABOUT THE ARTS, CULTURE, AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM AT EDMONDS CC
The Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement (ACCE) program at Edmonds CC is a dynamic coalition of individuals and departments working together to provide diverse and enriching initiatives to our campus and global community through innovative programming, unique partnerships, and lifelong learning opportunities. ACCE serves as the coordinating body for the creation and promotion of initiatives aimed at enhancing community cultural development, social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development. For more about ACCE, visit blackboxedcc.org/acceprogram.html.
ABOUT SNO-ISLE LIBRARIES
The mission of Sno-Isle Libraries is to be a community doorway to reading, resources and lifelong learning, and a center for people, ideas and culture. For more about Sno-Isle Libraries, visit sno-isle.org.