Arizona Humanities Names Author Katrina Shawver a Road Scholar for 2019-2021

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Katrina will offer two different programs through AZ Speaks. Full descriptions of the programs are available online. Talks for all speakers are available to any organization in Arizona that applies for the grant-based program.

PHOENIX - s4story -- Arizona Humanities is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The mission of Arizona Humanities is to build a just and civil society by creating opportunities to explore our shared human experiences through discussion, learning and reflection.

AZ Speaks is the longest running and most popular program of Arizona Humanities. AZ Speaks presenters represent a diverse range of expertise, from a variety of professional backgrounds including civic engagement, film and media, cultural and gender studies, and more. Speakers are carefully selected based on their expertise and ability to offer content and insight that inspires discussion with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The Road Scholars program brings the best in humanities scholarship to virtually every corner of Arizona.

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Katrina Shawver is an experienced writer, speaker and author of the award-winning book HENRY: A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America. She spent fifteen years researching Poland, WWII, and the Holocaust. The Polish American Congress of Arizona awarded Katrina their 2018 Polish Heritage Award and the Arizona Authors Association named HENRY the 2018 Best Nonfiction Book. In Spring 2019, Katrina served as Writer in Residence at the Glendale Public Library where she presented multiple writing workshops.

Full descriptions of the programs are available online at the link below. Organizations in Arizona interested in applying for a visit from a Road Scholar can refer to the AZ Speaks program online at For more information on Katrina, visit The effective date for this new catalog is November 1, 2019.

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