Julie Ziegler

Poetry in Motion

Humanities Washington Executive Director Julie Ziegler is excited about two things: Seattle’s Super Bowl victory and the state’s new Poet Laureate. Disparate topics? Not when one considers the power of a shared experience.

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Humanities Washington’s Executive Director Julie Ziegler just returned from Birmingham, Alabama, 50 years after the city was the epicenter for the civil rights movement. From Birmingham to Bellingham, Ziegler considers the power of the humanities to confront the hardships and darkness in our past and build understanding, empathy and community in our present.

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