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The 49th May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture

"Refreshments Will Be Served - Our Lives of Reading & Writing"

Naomi Shihab Nye

This event is FREE but registration is requested!


Saturday, April 28, 2018

7:00 - 9:00p.m.

Performing Arts Center, Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent 40 years traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother and grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity.

Lodging Options

Home2Suites by Hilton
Bellingham, WA
360-734-3111 -- Group Code: ARB -- $114 (includes breakfast and local shuttle)
Rates good until April 13th

Springhill Suites
Bellingham, WA
Contact the hotel directly at (360) 714-9600 to make their reservation (request the “Arbuthnot Lecture” group discount) or use the following link to book online -- rates good until around April 8th:
Book your group rate for Arbuthnot Lecture (WWU)
$109-$116 (includes breakfast and local shuttle)


This event is sponsored by Western Washington University, The Whatcom County Library System, and The Association for Library Services to Children


Sylvia Tag: sylvia.tag@wwu.edu