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2005 Special Events Schedule
All Events

All events are free!

In addition to the special events listed below, see:

Wed. Sep. 21 10:00am Panel Discussion: The Social Issues in The Secret Life of Bees at the Evergreen State College, Seminar II Building, Room C1105
(Map & driving directions)

Panel Discussion airs on TCTV Oct. 23 - Nov. 5

Sun. Oct. 2 2:00pm Inquiring Mind: Karol and James Brown perform "The Kids in School with Me" at the Aberdeen Library
Mon. Oct. 3 7:00pm Stephanie Coontz, Evergreen professor and nationally recognized authority on the history of the family, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia.
(Map & driving directions)
Sun. Oct. 9 2:00pm Heartsparkle Players at the Raymond Library
Tues. Oct. 11 6:30pm Inquiring Mind: Karol and James Brown perform "The Kids in School with Me" at the McCleary Library
Sat. Oct. 15 2:00pm Heartsparkle Players at the Salkum Library
Sun. Oct. 16 2:00pm Heartsparkle Players at the Yelm Library
Mon. Oct. 17 7:00pm Dr. Doranne Crable on Decoding The Secret Life of Bees at the Tumwater Library
Wed. Oct. 19 6:30pm Inquiring Mind: Karol and James Brown perform "The Kids in School with Me" at the Tenino Library
Sat. Oct. 22 1:30pm Jenna Lamia, talking book reader, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia
(Map & driving directions)
Sat. Oct. 22 7:00pm Jenna Lamia at Centralia College, Studio Theater
(Map & driving directions)
Sun. Oct. 23 2:00pm Jenna Lamia at Grays Harbor College, Bishop Center for Performing Arts
(Map & driving directions)
Mon. Oct. 24 7:00pm Book-It Repertory Theatre from Seattle at the Shelton Library
Thurs. Oct. 27 7:00pm Book-It Repertory Theatre from Seattle at the Hoquiam Library
Fri. Oct. 28 7:00pm Book-It Repertory Theatre from Seattle at the Lacey Library
Sat. Oct. 29 11:00am Inquiring Mind: Karol and James Brown perform "The Kids in School with Me" at the Lacey Library

About the Speakers and Performers

Panel Discussion: The Social Issues in The Secret Life of Bees -Timberland Regional Library Director, Jodi Reng, will moderate a discussion of the social issues underlying Sue Monk Kidd's novel, "The Secret Life of Bees".  Panelists include Les Purce, President of the Evergreen State College; TESC faculty members Babacar M'Baye, Nancy Koppelman, and Elizabeth McHugh from a wide range of disciplines; Laura Hurtado-Webb, Community Services Coordinator for Safeplace; and Annie Cubberly, Director of the Child Care Action Council.  Discussion will include issues such as race and gender relations, domestic violence, child protection, mental health, and the various forms of family.
 
Inquiring Mind: The Kids in School with Me - Karol and James Brown will perform interpretive readings, poetry and songs to explore African American perspectives on education and civil rights.  The presentation is developed around the legacy of African Americans' contributions to society and the 1954 US Supreme Court case, Brown vs. Board of Education.  Karol Brown is an educator, storyteller and community leader.  James Brown is soloist in two Gospel choirs.  (A Humanities Washington Inquiry Mind presentation)
 
Stephanie Coontz will speak on family dynamics in The Secret Life of Bees.  Stephanie teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.  She is the author of "The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap" and "The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America's Changing Families".  Her new book, "Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage" will be published in May, 2005.  Coontz has testified about her research before the House Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families in Washington, D.C.  She has appeared on Oprah Winfrey, Crossfire, NPR, CNN's Talk Back Live, as well as several prime-time television documentaries.  (http://www.stephaniecoontz.com/)
 
Heartsparkle Players will use playback theater techniques to explore issues in this book and engage the audience.  Their performances utilize the acting and musical skills of their company of players.  They will "playback" some of the themes in the book suggested by the audience. 
(http://www.heartsparkle.org/)
 
Decoding The Secret Life of Bees - Join Evergreen Professor Dr. Doranne Crable as she presents a freethinking exploration of the central images and symbolism in the book "The Secret Life of Bees".  She will discuss women's roles, bees, honey, and the Black Madonna throughout history.
Jenna Lamia, reader of the audio version of The Secret Life of Bees, will read from the book and share her experience being a talking book reader.  Jenna was nominated for an Audie award for this book.  She has also done other audio books including "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" and "Witness".  A well-respected actress, Jenna has appeared in several major motion pictures, guest-starred on many TV shows and done theater in New York in many Broadway and off-Broadway productions.
(http://www.jennalamia.com/)
 
Photo of Book-It Repertory Theater Book-It Repertory Theatre - Literature comes to life in the capable hands of this Seattle-based theater company.  Book-It Repertory Theatre adapts short stories and novels for the stage, creating a form of narrative theater that has to be seen to be believed.  Book-It Repertory Theatre's productions use very little scenery and almost no costumes or props.  Instead, the company plays on our imaginations to bring narrative pieces to life.
(http://www.book-it.org/)

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