UNH English Department Writers Series Welcomes Phillip Lopate March 2
Contact: Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations
Feb. 20, 2006

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire English Department presents a reading by writer Phillip Lopate as part of its 2005-2006 Writers Series Thursday, March 2, 2006, at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building, Room 334/336. The reading is free and open to the public.

An award-winning writer, Lopate holds the John Cranford Adams Chair at Hofstra University, and also teaches in the MFA graduate programs at Columbia, the New School and Bennington. He has written three personal essay collections -- Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre and Portrait of My Body; 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. In addition, there is a Phillip Lopate reader, Getting Personal: Selected Writings. Lopate has also edited several anthologies, and his essays, fiction, poetry, film and architectural criticism have appeared in many publications, including Harper’s, Vogue, Esquire, and the New York Times.

The Writers Series will continue with readings by fiction writer Russell Banks on March 28 and poet Billy Collins on April 24.

For more information call 603-862-1313.