Literary Memoirs of Lost Worlds

Thu. March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902


John Guzlowski (Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded) and Caroline Heller (Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts) share their personal stories of lost family, lost worlds.

Why Should You Attend?

“The son of two Nazi concentration camp prisoners, John Guzlowski was born in a Displaced Persons camp and immigrated to Chicago with his little sister and Polish mother and father shortly after WWII. This devastating, one-of-a-kind collection uses poems and short essays to reveal unspeakable moments from his parents’ wartime experiences, and the less-than-open arms America mostly extended to millions of families fleeing the ruins of Europe.”  —Foreword Reviews, Spring 2016

“This fine book [Reading Claudius] contains moments of emotion so pure that in the end, we too fall in love with the writer’s past.”—The New York Times Book Review