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Broadcaster and historian, Feliks Banel to speak at Cathlamet library


October 31, 2019

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Feliks Banel to speak at Cathlamet library.

Cathlamet Public Library and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with Feliks Banel, a member of the 2019-2020 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This free event takes place Saturday, November 9, 3 p.m., at Cathlamet Public Library, 115 Columbia Street. For more information, contact Librarian Carol Blix at or 360-795-3254.

Northwest broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel explores our region's darkest weather days and most infamous storms. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, Banel takes us back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history.

Further, Banel explores how these storms can revive our shared humanity. Frightening weather can bind communities together to share resources, commiserate, and protect each other. Participants are encouraged to share their own memories of how they survived being snowed in, washed out, or left without power in the wake of a big storm-and why we remember those moments for the rest of our lives.

Feliks Banel is a writer and producer, and serves as editor of Columbia, the quarterly magazine of the Washington State Historical Society. He has been a host and contributor for KIRO Radio on matters of Northwest history and culture for many years; he created the history series This NOT Just In for KUOW Public Radio; and he produces documentaries for the Seattle Channel.

Banel lives in Seattle.


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