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 Birds Interviews
Note: The interviews below are listed in order from most recent Great Lives presentations to earlier presentations. The original air dates are often different from the date of the actual lecture as many interviews are taped earlier for the Wordy Birds show.
Original Air Date
Date of Great Lives Lecture
|Under a Wing: A Memoir||Reeve Lindbergh||May 2, 2014||April 22, 2014|
|The Spartacus War||Barry Strauss||April 25, 2014||April 10, 2014|
|Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald||Therese Anne Fowler||March 21, 2014||March 18, 2014|
|The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher||Debby Applegate||April 4, 2014||March 11, 2014|
Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari
|Pat Shipman||March 7, 2014||February 25, 2014|
|Native American Son:
The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe
|Kate Buford||February 28, 2014||February 20, 2014|
|The Hatfields and McCoys||Dean King||August 23, 2013||February 11, 2014|
|Bob Dylan in America||Sean Wilentz||February 21, 2014||February 6, 2014|
|David J. Garrow||February 7, 2014||February 4, 2014|
|Jim Henson||Brian Jay Jones||October 25, 2013||January 28, 2014|
|The Lincoln Deception||David O. Stewart||January 31, 2014||January 16, 2014|