When: Sat., May 28 2016
In 1941, folk singer Woody Guthrie traveled the Columbia River, taking a look at public works projects, including the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, that were part of the ongoing recovery effort from the Great Depression. During his monthlong visit, Guthrie penned 26 songs about the region, many of which describe the natural beauty found along the mighty Columbia. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the project, Seattle author and KEXP DJ Greg Vandy has penned 26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie's Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest, and the book’s release coincides with a celebration at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center. The daylong event features film screenings, panel discussions, a laser show and a reading by Vandy.
Sat, May 28, beginning at 2 pm • Free • Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center, Coulee Dam, Wash. • woodyguthrieday.com