Schwarcz Reads Poetry to Literary Arts Center

Vera Schwarcz

Vera Schwarcz, the Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, director of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, chair and professor of East Asian Studies, professor of history, was a guest author at the Farmington River Literary Arts Center’s “Readings by the River” series April 18.

Schwarcz read from her book of poetry titled Chisel of Remembrance. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Schwarcz has made the quest for remembrance a central theme in all her works.

Her writing has been nominated for the National Jewish Book Award and has been accorded several major grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship.