Laura Laffrado

Western Washington University Professor of English Laura Laffrado has received the 2018 Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Edition award for her book, “Selected Writings of Ella Higginson: Inventing Pacific Northwest Literature.”

Laffrado was presented the award in…

Western Washington University Professor of English Laura Laffrado has successfully completed her campaign to raise funds for a bronze bust of celebrated Pacific Northwest author, Ella Rhoads Higginson.

At the turn of the 20th century, Higginson was…

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s Society of Professional Journalists student chapter will host a panel about how public memorials are named and covered by news outlets, featuring prominent historians, journalists, public officials and students.

The panel will be held from 5…

Kim Cunningham has worked at Western since 2001, but her love of the campus began at a much earlier age.

“I remember Western in the ‘60s,” she said. “Lots of long hair and lots of bare feet.”

Cunningham, a Bellingham native, used to visit the campus…

Award-winning Western Washington University Professor of English Laura Laffrado’s new book, “Selected Writings of Ella Higginson: Inventing Pacific Northwest Literature,” was recently published by the Whatcom County Historical Society and is now available at Village Books, the…

Laura Laffrado, a professor of English at Western Washington University, had her essay "Ella Rhoads Higginson, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, and Pacific Northwest Women’s Literary Regionalism" published in "Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers."

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