Friday, April 11, 2014 - Get Lit! "Bedtime Stories" - 9:30 and 10:30 am
Bring your class to the Hagan Center this Friday at 9:30 or 10:30 for a Get Lit! tradition: regional writers reading original fiction at SCC.
Humanities Washington's popular "Bedtime Stories" event returns for an intimate conversation between the audience and featured regional writers.
Sharma Shields, author of Favorite Monster, will read and answer questions with Shawn Vestal, author of Godforsaken Idaho, in a reprise of the 2013 Humanities
Washington event, for which the writers wrote original pieces based on the theme of "Pillow Talk." Shields' story collection brings Cyclops, werewolves, and serial killers to
your front door, revealing the monster in all of us. In his debut collection, Vestal tells tales of regretful men in heaven and relentless missionaries in the early days of
Please note that the 9:30 and 10:30 sessions will repeat the same format of author readings and Q & A.
Contact Andrea Reid for more information.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Deborah Amos - 9:30 am
The President Speaker Series and Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities in partnership with Get Lit! invite you to
share an evening with internationally acclaimed news correspondent and author, Deborah Amos, at the Spokane
Community College (SCC) Lair Auditorium on Wednesday, April 9th at 7pm. She will also speak to the SCC
campus on Thursday, April 10th, at 9:30am in the Hagan center (located on the second floor of the library, building
Deborah Amos travels extensively across the Middle East covering a range of stories; her reports can be heard on NPR's
award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She garnered widespread recognition for her
coverage of the Gulf War in 1991 and, during her prolific career, has won several awards, such as the 2004 Alfred I.
DuPont-Columbia Award for coverage of Iraq, the 2009 Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting from Georgetown
University, and the 2010 Edward R. Murrow Life Time Achievement Award by Washington State University. A member of the
Council on Foreign Relations, Amos is also the author of Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle
East (Public Affairs, 2010) and Lines in the Sand: Desert Storm and the Remaking of the Arab World (Simon and Schuster,
To learn more about Deborah Amos, please visit:
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - Barry Lopez - 10:30 am
Barry Lopez will be giving this Thursday, November 21st—he will be in the Hagan Center for a student-led Q & A at 10:30 AM.
We would love to have you bring your class to hear Lopez speak, and we have a couple good resources that will introduce him and his writing to your students.
A short youtube video will give students an overview of his interests and personality:
Additionally, we have copies of two essays from Lopez's book, About This Life:
"The American Geographies" and "A Passage of Hands". These essays are short and accessible—
- "The American Geographies" explores Americans' lack of connection to their local geography, a lack of regional
understanding that allows for the continued promotion of a national ‘mythic' American landscape.
- "A Passage of Hands" uses the metaphor of hands to tell a life story, his own, from birth through adulthood, in a
Wednesday November 6, 2013 - Beacon Hill Reading - An Evening of Poetry - 6:30-7:30 PM
The Beacon Hill Reading Series features local and regional authors reading from their work. Meant to unite the various
literary communities of Spokane, the series aims also to make well-crafted writing accessible to a general audience. The
series is free and open to the public.
Contact: Maya Zeller, Gwendolyn
James, Laura Read, or Scott Orme
Thursday October 31, 2013 - Fulbright Scholar from Ghana - Dr. Issaka Kanton Osumanu - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Open lecture on:
"Environment and Sustainable Development in Ghana:
The Potential Effects of Climate Change"
Wednesday October 30, 2013 - Jose Barajas - Becoming an Architect - 9:30-10:30 AM
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) SCC club is hosting a lecture by Jose Barajas, a young architect, on
his experience starting out in the practice of architecture. He will share insights into what he learned regarding getting
his first job in a professional office environment. The lecture is free and open to the public. A question and answer
period will follow.
Tuesday October 22, 2013 - Documentary – "Girl Rising" - 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Join the Movement: Experience Girl Rising in Spokane! Girl Rising is a ground breaking film, directed by Academy
Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated
writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power
of education to change the world.