~~ April 8 ~~
The title of her lecture is “Pain, Yes, But Also Tenderness.”
Diaz grew up in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, Calif., and is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community, according to a news release. After playing professional basketball in Europe and Asia for several years, she earned her master’s degree in poetry and fiction from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.
Her first book, “When My Brother Was an Aztec,” was published in 2012.
~~ April 8 ~~
PULLMAN — Graduate students are exhibiting their works this month at the Washington State University Museum of Art here. A reception for the show is from 6 to 8 p.m. April 8 in the museum gallery.
The 2016 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by Dani Brooks, Alx Dockter, Kayleigh Lang, Nicole Nee, Dylan Steinmetz and Kayla White, continues through May 7.
The exhibition is organized by museum curators Zach Mazur and Ryan Hardesty.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. There is no charge for admission, and is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center.
~~ April 9 ~~
MOSCOW — A talk about prostitution in Moscow by historian Priscilla Wegars will highlight Blues, Brews & Barbecue, the annual fundraiser for the Latah County Historical Society April 9 at the 1912 Center here.
Wegars’ presentation is titled “Madams & Murder” and will begin at 4:30 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m.
Wegars is an author and historical archaeologist who lives in Moscow. She founded the University of Idaho’s Asian American Comparative Collection.
A variety of beers will be available for purchase from Tapped Taphouse & Kitchen before and after the talk, and barbecue from Big John’s BBQ will also be for sale.
The event will feature live music from Delta G Bottleneck Blues. Delta G plays acoustic slide guitar and sings original and traditional Delta blues.
Cost is $8 for LCHS members and students with a valid ID, and $10 for nonmembers. One beer is included with admission purchase.
Tickets may be purchased at the door. More information is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (208) 882-1004.
The center is at 412 E. Third St.
~~ April 12 ~~
PULLMAN — Hip-hop video blogger and cultural commentator Jay Smooth will present “Hip-Hop, Race and Politics: The Way We Talk About Things” at 5:30 p.m. April 12 at Washington State University here.
Admission is free to the lecture held in the Compton Union Building auditorium. A reception will follow.
Smooth is best known for his award-winning “Ill Doctrine” web video series, which tackles social and political issues, according to a news release.
In 1997, Smooth founded one of the first hip-hop websites, http://hiphopmusic.com, where he pioneered hip-hop blogging. Most recently Smooth has won acclaim for commentaries on politics and culture at http://illdoctrine.com.