Laura Laffrado

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WWU’s Laura Laffrado Wins 2018 SSAWW Award for New Book 2018-12-03
A Western Washington University professor works to ‘recover’ the legacy of Ella Rhoads Higginson

“TWELVE LINEAR FEET.” For nonhistorians, these would have been mostly empty words: meaningless descriptors denoting, literally, the physical shelf space consumed by an archival collection.

For Laura Laffrado, they were four full yards of Oh My God.

Belated obituary: Ella Rhoads Higginson, 1862(?)-1940, pioneer author of Pacific Northwest literature

You’ve likely never heard of the pioneer-era author who was our first Poet Laureate — but her literary legacy is re-emerging with resonance.

Fundraising Campaign for Bust of PNW Author Ella Higginson a Success 2018-05-29
WWU student group to host local journalists, city members for panel discussion on naming of public memorials 2018-01-24
Through the lens of time: Kim Cunningham reflects on Bellingham’s history 2016-03-17
Princesses write their own endings in Seattle author’s book

New books by Seattle-area authors include a fantasy of fairy-tale princesses in the modern world, and the story of Ella Higginson, a writer who helped introduce the Pacific Northwest to readers across the country.

Western Professor Laura Laffrado Authors New Book: ‘Selected Writings of Ella Higginson: Inventing Pacific Northwest Literature’ 2015-06-30
Professor Laura Laffrado bringing NW writer Ella Higginson back to public spotlight

Ella Rhoads Higginson, one of the first prominent literary authors from the Northwest, has been largely forgotten as a key American writer.

Higginson, who lived much of her adult life in Bellingham, was celebrated for her award-winning fiction, her lyric poetry, which was set to music and…

Laffrado has article published in 'Legacy' journal of American women writers 2015-01-06
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