The reception featured speeches from Dr. Laura Laffrado, Director of the Ella Higginson Recovery Project; Dr. Mark Greenberg, Dean of Libraries; Professor Elizabeth Joffrion, Director of Heritage Resources at Western Libraries; and Dr. Brent Carbajal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Guests witnessed an exceptional vocal performance by local artist Olivia Pedroza, who performed three songs featuring Higginson's poems set to music. Pedroza's performance starts at 36:04 in the taping of the reception.
To watch the video on YouTube, as well as other Ella Higginson videos: https://youtu.be/Uf3tIGqiho8
To watch the video on Vimeo.com: https://vimeo.com/309681607/249eb76107
To learn more about Talking to Crows, visit their site: https://www.talkingtocrows.com/
The bronze bust of Ella Higginson in Wilson Library, from sculptor Matthew Glenn's BIG Statues Studio in Utah.
Guests at the reception, November 2, 2018. Photo by Rhys Logan, Western Washington University.
Dr. Laura Laffrado, Director of the Ella Higginson Project, speaking at the reception. Photo by Rhys Logan, Western Washington University.
Olivia Pedroza, Western Washington University Vocal Performance major, who performed three of Higginson's poems that were set to music. Pedroza's performance in the video starts at 36:04. Photo by Rhys Logan, Western Washington University.