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Liesl Schwabe

Photo: Gary Hustwit 

Liesl Schwabe's essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of BooksWords Without Borders, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, The American Literary Review, and Creative Nonfiction, among other publications. She has been nominated for a 2022 Pushcart Prize and is the recipient of the 2020 Donald Murray Prize. 


As an educator, she  supports undergraduates in their transition to college, while working to help them strengthen and share their voices, on and off the page.


Liesl teaches with the conviction that writing helps to foster imagination, self-reflection, and the willingness to engage with different points of view. An advocate of the liberal arts and critical inquiry, Liesl looks to nourish global citizenship and cross-cultural dialogue in both her writing and her classroom.  

Previously a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, in Kolkata, India, and the Director of the Writing Program at Yeshiva College, in New York City, Liesl currently serves as Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum at Berkshire Community College.


Originally from Akron, Ohio, Liesl lives in Western Massachusetts with her family and divides her time between the Berkshires, Brooklyn, and West Bengal.

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