How to write a family portrait workshop in Ilwaco

 


Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging in-person conversation with Kristen Millares Young, a member of the 2024-2025 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau program, on Saturday, May 11, 2024. The workshop will be offered in English at 1 pm and in Spanish at 2:30 pm. This workshop was rescheduled from its original date in January due to inclement weather. Tell the stories that have preoccupied, amused, and defined your family for generations. In this hour-long generative writing workshop, essayist Kristen Millares Young will use guided prompts and discussions to help you plan, write, and revise your family stories. By reflecting on intimate truths, we can redefine how we think about ourselves and our kin, contribute to our communities, and spark vital conversations. This workshop is offered in both English and Spanish. Participants will leave with new pages. Kristen Millares Young is a journalist, essayist, and author. Her novel, Subduction, was a Paris Review staff pick, winner of Nautilus and IPPY awards, a finalist for two International Latino Book Awards, and Foreword Indies Book of the Year. She is also the editor of Seismic, which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Kristen was the researcher for the New York Times team behind Snow Fall, which won a Pulitzer. She is a former Hugo House Prose Writer-in-Residence and currently Seattle University’s 2023 Distinguished Visiting Writer. She is also a book reviewer for the Washington Post. Young lives in Seattle. Humanities Washington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to opening minds and bridging divides by creating spaces to explore different perspectives. For more about Humanities Washington, visit http://www.humanities.org.

The Speakers Bureau Program

In communities throughout Washington State, Speakers Bureau presenters give free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, spiritual traditions, and everything in between. Their roster of over 30 Speakers Bureau presenters is made up of professors, artists, activists, historians, performers, journalists, and others—all chosen not only for their expertise, but also for their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. Hundreds of Speakers Bureau events take place each year. Find a Speakers Bureau event near you.

To reach as many Washingtonians as possible, Humanities Washington partners with a wide range of organizations, including libraries, schools, museums, historical societies, community centers, and civic organizations. Qualifying nonprofit organizations are encouraged to host a speaker. The Speakers Bureau program is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Washington via the Office of the Secretary of State, the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University, and generous contributions from other businesses, foundations, and individuals.

 

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