March 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Lit Fest April 6-8 | Essayist Phillip Lopate

Phillip Lopate

Phillip Lopate

The 2016 Spring Literary Festival welcomes author Phillip Lopate.

The festival is April 6-8. All readings and lectures are free and open to the public. The five visiting writers will be present throughout the festival, lecturing and reading from their work, and books by the authors will be available for purchase after each program, and at Little Professor Book Center. Lit Fest is sponsored by the Creative Writing program in the English Department at Ohio University, in conjunction with Alden Library.

Thursday, April 7

noon, Phillip Lopate lecture (In Baker Ballroom)

Friday, April 8

7:30 p.m., Phillip Lopate reading (in Baker Ballroom)

About Phillip Lopate

He has written three personal essay collections — Bachelorhood (Little, Brown, 1981), Against Joie de Vivre (Poseidon-Simon & Schuster, 1989), and Portrait of My Body (Doubleday-Anchor, 1996); two novels, Confessions of Summer (Doubleday, 1979) and The Rug Merchant (Viking, 1987) and a pair of novellas (Two Marriages, Other Press, 2008); three poetry collections, The Eyes Don’t Always Want to Stay Open (Sun Press, 1972), The Daily Round (Sun Press, 1976) and At the End of the Day (Marsh Hawk Press, 2010); a memoir of his teaching experiences, Being With Children (Doubleday, 1975); a collection of his movie criticism, Totally Tenderly Tragically (Doubleday-Anchor, 1998); an urbanist meditation, Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan (Crown, 2004); a critical study, Notes On Sontag (Princeton University Press, 2009) and a biographical monograph, Rudy Burckhardt: Photographer and Filmmaker (Harry N. Abrams, 2004.) In addition, there is a Phillip Lopate reader, Getting Personal: Selected Writings (Basic Books, 2003). His two most recent publications are Portrait Inside My Head (personal essays) and To Show and to Tell: the Craft of Literary Nonfiction, both forthcoming March 2013 from The Free Press/Simon & Schuster. Read more at his website.

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