Phillip Lopate speaks on 'The Personal Essay – Past and Present'

Phillip Lopate speaks on 'The Personal Essay – Past and Present'
Date: Sun, Mar 10, 2024
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Location: Lapham Meeting Room, Port Washington Public Library, 1 Library Dr, Port Washington, NY
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The Port Washington Public Library Friends of the Library present 'The Personal Essay — Past and Present,' a lecture by acclaimed American essayist, Phillip Lopate. Lopate is the author of the seminal To Show and To Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction, and the editor of the influential The Art of the Personal Essay. He is also an accomplished poet and novelist, film and literary critic, writer about and lover of New York City, and renowned professor and mentor. His latest book is A Year and a Day: An Experiment in Essays, published in 2023 by New York Review Books. Among many honors, he has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a New York Public Library Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship. He is a professor at Columbia Univesity’s School of the Arts, where he teaches nonfiction writing. Copies of Lopate’s A Year and a Day will be available for purchase and signing.

This event can be attended either in-person or online via Zoom. Attendance mode is chosen at registration for the event. Online participants will receive Zoom attendance details upon registration.

Registration for this event will close on March 10, 2024 @ 4:00pm

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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