Final reception, celebration of life for WNC professor Swirczek Thursday

A celebration of life for Western Nevada College English Professor Marilee Swirczek will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday during the final reception for “Always Lost: A Mediation on War.”

“We invite both the WNC and Carson City community to come and share anecdotes of how this most remarkable human being touched each of our lives,” said Major USMC (Ret.) Kevin Burns. “We will gather in the WNC Art Gallery and have a podium set up on the steps behind the gallery. Marilee touched so many of us in so many ways. Please come and share that with our community.”

Swirczek died Sunday, July 17. She was 68. She was the driving force behind “Always Lost: A Meditation on War” photo exhibition, which originated in her creative writing class and gained nationwide recognition with a national tour that began in 2010.


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