Liz Humes is an artist, writer, radio host, activist and mother. But mostly she just likes to read, think about ideas and listen to cool people talk. She has read a book a week since February 2005, when the first version of Wordy Birds debuted on WRIR 97.3 FM, which is now broadcast every Friday at noon from Richmond, Virginia.
All Wordy Birds interviews are conducted face-to-face with the authors. To listen outside of the Richmond metro area, the show is streamed live on www.wrir.org.
Liz is currently the President of the board of WRIR-LP FM. Prior to her involvement with Richmond Independent Radio, Liz was the publisher of Punchline, a free alternative weekly in Richmond. She has also worked with local and national publications including Vegetarian Times, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Style Weekly and the Greater Richmond Partnership Viewbook.
She is available for public speaking engagements, panel discussions and general book chat. Interested authors, publishers and publicists can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wordy Bird Interviews
Julius Caesar, by Professor Philip Freeman, 24 January 2013
Cleopatra, by Professor Duane Roller, 29 January 2013
Brigham Young, by Professor John Turner, 7 February 2013
Houdini, by Professor John Kasson, 14 February 2013
Arthur Ashe, by Professor Arnold Rampersad, 21 February 2013
Marilyn Monroe, by Professor Carl Rollyson, 26 February 2013
Marian Anderson, by Professor Raymond Arsenault, 28 February 2013
Walter Cronkite, by Professor Douglas Brinkley, 12 March 2013
Bill Wilson, by Susan Cheever, 9 April 2013
Ernest Hemingway, by Professor Paul Hendrickson, 11 April 2013
Rasputin, by Professor Emeritus Joseph Fuhrmann, 16 April 2013
Michaelangelo, by Professor William Wallace, 23 April 2013