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October 2023

Karen Keiser and Jean Kohl Welles at University Book Store in Seattle

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University Book Store, 4326 University Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
photo of Karen Keiser next to her book cover

Join Washington State Senator Karen Keiser and King County Councilwoman Jeanne Kohl Welles for an enlightening conversation about the current state of our governance—especially considering the point of view of those who have not always been included or welcomed into traditional state legislative institutions. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. The only guidebook of its kind, Karen Keiser's Getting Elected is the Easy Part helps first-time lawmakers, members of both parties, lobbyists, and other elected officials navigate state…

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Rodney Frey at the UT Humanities Council Book Fest

October 21 @ 12:00 am

Carry Forth the Stories author Rodney Frey will be presenting a writer's workshop sponsored by the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies at the Utah Humanities Council Book Festival on October 21, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The festival author schedule will be posted here. Intertwining his own as well as stories from interviews, oral histories, and elders, seasoned anthropologist/ethnographer Rodney Frey offers personal and professional insights into the power and value of storytelling. A model for engaging with…

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Mike Bergman at the Pioneer Hall Museum in Madison Park, in person and on Zoom

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pioneer Hall Museum in Madison Park, 1492 43rd Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112 United States
Headshot of Mike Bergman with vintage Seattle streetcar scene to the right

WSU Press author Mike Bergman will be at the Pioneer Hall Museum in Madison Park. A Seattle native, Bergman worked as a transit planner for King County Metro for more than 35 years.  He is president of the National Railway Historical Society's Tacoma chapter and volunteers at the Pacific Northwest Railroad archive in Burien, where he has organized the Archive's large collection of historic streetcar photos and documents. Bergman is the author of Seattle's Streetcar Era. Registration is required to…

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Candace Wellman at Island County Museum and the Coupeville Library

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Coupeville Public Library, 788 NW Alexander St
Coupeville, WA 98239
Banner with photo of Candace Wellman and the Man of Treacherous Charm book cover

Candace Wellman will be at the Coupeville Public Library in an event sponsored by the library and Island County Museum to talk about Washington Territorial Justice Edmund C. Fitzhugh. Appointed to Washington Territory’s District and Supreme Courts in 1857 despite being under indictment for murder and only marginally qualified for the position, Fitzhugh’s biography offers unique insights into the people, personalities, politics, and practices of the territory and the 19th century American West. Wellman spent more than two decades researching…

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Coyote’s Swing author David Walker at ISEPP

October 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coyote's Swing cover image

Coyote's Swing author David Walker is a keynote speaker for the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) 25th annual conference, October 27-29, 2023 to be held in Marina del Rey, California. Using a traditional Yakama tale as a motif, Coyote’s Swing combines the author’s firsthand experiences as a consulting psychologist with rare history and sociocultural critique, revealing how the U.S. mental health system reframes Native American reactions to oppression and marginalization into “mental disorders” and “mental illness,” and how the…

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