Hofstra’s annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series begins its 2016-2017 by welcoming former faculty member Phillip Lopate back to campus on Wednesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. Location is the Guthart Theater, first floor, Axinn Library, South Campus.
Lopate has written four personal essay collections—Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre, Portrait of My Body and Portrait Inside My Head; two novels, Confessions of Summer and The Rug Merchant; two poetry collections, The Eyes Don’t Always Want to Stay Open and The Daily Round; a memoir of his teaching experiences, Being With Children; a collection of his movie criticism, Totally Tenderly Tragically; an urbanist meditation, Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan; and a biographical monograph, Rudy Burckhardt: Photographer and Filmmaker. His most recent books are Two Marriages, Notes on Sontag, At the End of the Day: Selected Poems, and To Show and To Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction.
Great Writers, Great Readings is sponsored by the English Department, the MFA in Creative Writing Program and the Hofstra Cultural Center. Events are free and open to the public. For more information call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.
Can’t make it to tonight’s reading? It will be livestreamed