FOL University features Phillip Lopate on Sunday, March 10

FOL University features Phillip Lopate on Sunday, March 10
Phillip Lopate is America's preeminent essayist

FOL University, the Friends of the Library’s scholarly lecture series, presents Phillip Lopate, America’s preeminent essayist, speaking on “The Personal Essay – Past and Present” on Sunday, March 10, at 2:30 pm in the Port Washington Public Library’s Lapham Room and on Zoom. 

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. H

is latest book is “A Year and a Day: An Experiment in Essays.”

He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a New York Public Library Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts grants, and two New York Foundation for the Arts grants. He is a professor at Columbia University’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. To register visit  For information email [email protected]

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