Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7pm, Music Building, $10
h i l l i p o p a t e
with Leonard Lopate
is the author of the volumes of nonfiction Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre, Portrait of My Body, Waterfront, Getting Personal, Notes on Sontag, Portrait Inside My Head, To Show and To Tell, and, most recently, A Mother’s Tale, which is forthcoming in early 2017. The Harvard Review has said: “Phillip Lopate just may be the contemporary godfather of the personal essay, the scope and depth of his inner musings like those of a modern-day Montaigne…” Ann Beattie has said: “Lopate is a fantastic writer—humane, wry, and always astonishingly willing to take on the ineffable, attuned to the complexities of symbolic relationships we only intuited before his dazzling collage was created.” Sven Birkets has said: “Phillip Lopate is one of our few essential essayists. He registers with accuracy and tact the voice of a man of deep human impulse living in a civilization on the wane. His fearlessness is tonic, his candor is straight gin.”
In addition to reading from his work, Mr. Lopate will be interviewed by his brother, Leonard Lopate.
Photo of Phillip Lopate: Rick DeWitt