Lecturer in English
Professor Liesl Schwabe holds an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her work has appeared in Salon, Religion Dispatches, Civil Eats, Creative Nonfiction, The Writer's Chronicle, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Publishers Weekly, The Common, AGNI, and in several other journals and anthologies.
As the Writing Program Director at Yeshiva College, I'm eager to make sure each student recognizes the importance and the potential of his own voice. To that end, my First Year Writing courses in particular look to foster in students the patience to listen, the willingness to consider different viewpoints, and the curiosity to discover new understanding. Writing can be hard and slow, but by learning to trust the process, students will see that they can also remember more, make new connections, and better explain material from all their classes - and beyond! In Advanced Creative Writing courses, I provide students with extensive individualized feedback, a supportive workshop environment, and specific guidance on craft and narrative. Outside of the classroom, I'm interested in literary nonfiction that explores points of intersection, creating meaning and momentum between individual lives and larger moments we inhabit and share.
Wilf campus - Belfer Hall