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September 2023

Karen Keiser at King’s Books in Tacoma

September 23, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, Washington 98402
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photo of Karen Keiser next to her book cover

Join Washington State Senator Karen Keiser for an enlightening discussion based on her new book. The only guidebook of its kind, Getting Elected is the Easy Part helps first-time lawmakers, members of both parties, lobbyists, and other elected officials navigate state legislatures—institutions steeped in tradition, arcane procedures, and unwritten rules. Written for legislative newcomers and others interested in state government, seasoned Washington State Senator Karen Keiser blends documented research with her personal experiences and observations from more than twenty years in the…

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Authors of We Few, We Academic Sisters to be honored at Centennial Celebration

September 27, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

WSU's Department of Sociology will start its Centennial Celebration by honoring three pioneering women in sociology: former WSU Sociology professors Lois DeFleur, Sandra Ball-Rokeach, and Marilyn Ihinger-Tallman, each of whom joined the Sociology department in the 1970s. These inspiring sociologists explore their knowledge and experiences in the forthcoming book, We Few, We Band of Sisters: Three Post-WWII Academics. Join the Sociology Department for a Fireside Chat with Academic Sisterhood authors Ball-Rokeach, DeFleur, and Tallman for the kick-off event on September 27th, from…

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October 2023

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

October 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University Book Store, 4326 University Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
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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, 2023 @ 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, 2023 @ 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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Attention “Psychiana Man” fans! The Latah County Historical Society will be unsealing Robinson boxes!

October 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S Main Street
Moscow, ID 83843  United States
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Psychiana leader Frank Robisnon on stage speaking before a large audience

Latah County Historical Society: Robinson Unboxing Event The Latah County Historical Society, with support from the University of Idaho Library, is pleased to present an evening of Psychiana and the unsealing of donated Robinson boxes. October 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of Psychiana founder, Frank Robinson’s passing. In 1996 Frank’s son, Alf Robinson, donated five boxes of Psychiana materials that were to remain sealed until Oct. 2023. Join us on October 23rd at 7pm at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre…

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Candace Wellman at Island County Museum and the Coupeville Library

October 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Coupeville Public Library, 788 NW Alexander St
Coupeville, WA 98239
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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, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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December 2023

Betty Houchin Winfield at Town Hall Seattle

December 4, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wyncote NW Forum, 1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
Seattle, Washington 98101
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photo of Betty Houchin Winfield

Betty Houchin Winfield, volume editor and the person behind the new book, We Few, We Academic Sisters will discuss pioneering women in academia at a Town Hall Seattle event on December 4, 2023, located at the Wyncote NW Forum. Tickets start at $5. For tickets and more information, please go to this link. The book tells the story of three trailblazing female professors hired in the late 1960s and early 1970s. With raw honesty and vulnerability, they discuss their childhoods,…

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March 2024

Helen Heavirland to speak at the Community Lecture Series of the Tri-Cities

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Franklin County Historical Society and Museum, 305 N. 4th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301
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Sponsored by the Franklin County Historical Society, Helen Heavirland, author of Surviving the Sand will be the featured presenter at the next Community Lecture Series of the Tri-Cities. The event will be held on March 21, at 7:00 p.m., at 305 N. 4th Ave., Pasco, WA. Helen Lingscheit Heavirland spent her early years in western Oregon’s beautiful woods, where her father Wayne Lingscheit’s work as a logger provided a comfortable home. But Wayne dreamed of farming, and Columbia Basin Project…

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