FOL University Features Eminent Essayist Philip Lopate

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FOL University, the FOL’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 p.m., in person 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. His latest book is A Year and a Day: An Experiment in Essays. 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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