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Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Chuckanut Radio Hour at the Firehouse Arts and Event Center
Join us at the Firehouse as we welcome this brand-new voice in fiction that is taking the Pacific NW literary world by storm. Vera Violet recounts the dark story of a rough group of teenagers growing up in a twisted rural logging town. There are no jobs. T...
Firehouse Arts and Events Center
Bellingham, WA

Tue 2/18/20 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
"Writing is Believing," A Journey to Becoming a More Confident and prolific Writer.
Skagit Valley Writers League invites writers to attend the presentation: "Writing is Believing," A Journey to Becoming a More Confident and Prolific Writer. A presentation by Naomi Wark and Mary Ann Schradi both Authors of Fiction. More information on www....
Burlington Public Library
Burlington, WA

Thu 2/20/20 at 1pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Emily Thuma - All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing and the Feminist Fight to End Violence
During the 1970s, grassroots women activists in and outside of prison forged a radical politics against gender violence and incarceration. All Our Trials explores the work of these activists who placed criminalized women, and the multiple violences they co...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Thu 2/20/20 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Travelogue: Circumnavigating Vancouver Island at 65
Robbie Munger came to paddling late in life. At 61 he took up sea kayaking with the intent of doing a solo paddle through the Inside Passage. The rugged waters and extreme conditions created a container for him to sort and heal the early deaths of both his...
Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall
Bellingham, WA

Thu 2/20/20 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Whatcom READS Event: Mountains in Alaska
Join Alpine Institute guide Jim Mediator to discuss alpine climbing and mountaineering in Alaska. A Whatcom READS event. No registration required, free to attend. For more information about Whatcom READS, please visit the website at http://www.whatcomreads...
Bellingham Public Library – Central Library
Bellingham, WA

Thu 2/20/20 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Barkley Toasters of Toastmasters International
Noon to 1 pm. Dorothy Haggen Building, Rm 106, 2211 Rimland Dr. Barkley Village. Build confidence in giving presentations, impromptu speaking and leadership. Guests are always welcome. Come enjoy fun, thoughtful talks and speaking exercises. Free.
Dorothy Haggen Building Conference Room
Bellingham, WA

Fri 2/21/20 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Growing Up Under Jim Crow Law: A Personal History--Mrs. Creamy Wilkins-Manning
Come Join us for a Black History Month Program. “Growing Up Under Jim Crow: A Personal History” with Ms. Creamy Wilkins-Manning. Whatcom County’s Hattie Strother Chapter #1514 of International Questers is honored to have Ms. Creamy Wilkins-Manning as g...
Bellingham Public Library – Central Library
Bellingham, WA

Fri 2/21/20 at 1:30pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Millinery Designer Wayne Wichern Discusses Sculptural Hat Forms
Join millinery designer Wayne Wichern for a presentation and conversation about the creation of his exquisite hats, in celebration of the exhibition The Global Language of Headwear. Behind each hat design is a shaping tool known as a hat block, which felt ...
Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall
Bellingham, WA

Sat 2/22/20 at 1pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Community Event, Talks/Lectures
What Your Home Says About the World: Humanities Washington Talk
Inspired by our Especially Special exhibition, please join us for this free event hosted by Humanities Washington. Whether it’s teacups or televisions, what you decide to keep—and not keep—in your home provides deep insights about you, your family, and soc...
Museum of Northwest Art
La Conner, WA

Sat 2/22/20 at 10:30am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Audubon Fourth Sundays: A Short History of Bird Watching
Join us for a special Audubon at the Museum program in conjunction with Whatcom Reads book selection, To the Bright Edge of the World, by Eowyn Ivey. Though people have always had reasons to be interested in birds, over the past century bird watching, or b...
Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall
Bellingham, WA

Sun 2/23/20 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Insects in Decline: Implications for the Future
Insects are declining in a global phenomenon happening even here in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Merrill Peterson of Western Washington University will discuss vivid examples of these declines, describe how they threaten our lives, and examine evidence that ...
Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall
Bellingham, WA

Tue 2/25/20 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Cindy Baldwin, Beginners Welcome - Kids Event!
The acclaimed author of Where the Watermelons Grow is back with a story perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Ali Benjamin, about finding friendship after a tragic loss. Annie Lee’s daddy won’t stop leaving his record player on. His whiskers are in t...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Wed 2/26/20 at 4pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
John Scurlock: "Mapping Mountains" - Speaking of Maps series
Renowned aerial photographer John Scurlock will give a talk entitled, "Mapping Mountains: Aerial Photography in the Remote Western Ranges of North America," on February 26, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Map Collection at Western Washington Univer...
Western Washington University – Western Libraries
Bellingham, WA

Wed 2/26/20 at 4pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Author Event: The Woman's Hour
Elaine. Weiss will discuss her book The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, which tells the dramatic story of the final battle in the war to win women the right to vote. Here in Washington, women had been voting for a decade prior to the passage...
Western Washington University – Performing Arts Center
Bellingham, WA

Thu 2/27/20 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Tamara Jacobi, Wildpreneurs: A Practical Guide to Pursuing Your Passion as a Business
For the rising number of free spirits seeking inspiration and a road map to leave their safe but soul-crushing day jobs and chase their dreams, real-life Wildpreneur Tamara Jacobi shares her insights on what it takes to successfully make the leap. Wildpre...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 2/29/20 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Birchwood Garden Club's March Meeting
Birchwood Garden Club's March speaker will be Kathleen Bander, founder of "Bats Northwest." She will identify the local resident bat species and their lifestyle status. To increase our nocturnal visitations, she will provide information on how to attract a...
Whatcom Museum - Rotunda Room
Bellingham, WA

Wed 3/4/20 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Travelogue: Family Bike Touring, Before and After Kids
Freeman Anthony is a civil engineer by trade and an avid cyclist. He and his partner, Iris, toured in Asia, Europe, and North America before starting a family. After their children arrived, they continued to tour with a few tweaks to their approach. Freema...
Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall
Bellingham, WA

Thu 3/5/20 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Whatcom READS: An Evening with Eowyn Ivey
Whatcom READS welcomes author Eowyn Ivey for a presentation on the Mount Baker Theatre mainstage. She will discuss her novel, To the Bright Edge of the World, which is Whatcom READS 2020 featured title.
Mount Baker Theatre
Bellingham, WA

Thu 3/5/20 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Whatcom READS: Book Discussion with Eowyn Ivey
Join a lively discussion of the 2020 Whatcom READS featured title, To the Bright Edge of the World, with author Eowyn Ivey.
Ferndale Library
Ferndale, WA

Thu 3/5/20 at 11am-12:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Whatcom READS: The Art and Craft of Writing
Gain insight into the writing process as author Eowyn Ivey discusses the art and craft of writing, including tips and inspiration for writers of all levels. For more information about Whatcom READS, please visit whatcomreads.org
Western Washington University – Wilson Library Reading Room
Bellingham, WA

Fri 3/6/20 at 2pm-3:30pm
    

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