Curator Esther Schor to Discuss Emma Lazarus Exhibit

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For Immediate Release:
September 8, 2011
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
Curator Esther Schor to Discuss Emma Lazarus Exhibit

Esther Schor discusses her biography of Emma Lazarus, the iconoclastic 19th century poet and activist whose poem gave voice to the Statue of Liberty, on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Schor is a poet and professor of English at PrincetonUniversity. Her work has been published in The Times Literary Supplement as well as The New York Times. Schor curated the exhibit Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience, which is on display through October 14, 2011, at the Central Library.

Lazarus was a renowned critic, advocate for the poor, early feminist, and champion of immigrants and refugees, as well as a poet. The exhibit includes informative panels featuring photographic reproductions of historical images and original works by Lazarus as well as panels exploring her life as a social activist.

Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.

Schor's talk is funded in part by Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust and the Avashia Family Fund.

The Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience exhibit was developed by Nextbook, Inc. and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.

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