Manhattan College’s Three-Part Major Authors Reading Series To Debut with Phillip Lopate on Sept. 21

Manhattan College is hosting the first of its three-part Major Authors Reading Series (M.A.R.S.) and debuting with distinguished essayist, novelist and film critic Phillip Lopate.

Manhattan College is hosting the first of its three-part Major Authors Reading Series (M.A.R.S.) and debuting with distinguished essayist, novelist and film critic Phillip Lopate on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Mary Alice and Tom O’Malley Library. The event is open to the public and is sponsored by the College’s English department, the school of arts and Manhattan Magazine.

In reference to Lopate’s distinctive style, the New York Times Book Review writes, “[Lopate] is always teasing, luring and guiding us with cinematic clarity into a world of light and sound.” He is the author of several books of essays, nonfiction, fiction, poetry and film criticism including, Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan; Notes on Sontag and Being With Children, a teaching memoir. Lopate is also the editor of the bestselling anthologies The Art of the Personal Essay and Writing New York.

The second M.A.R.S. event will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 12 with award-winning poet and photographer Thomas Sayers Ellis, who is the author of Skin, Inc. and The
Maverick Room. In addition, Claudia Emerson, 2006 Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry for Late Wife and author of Figure Studies, Pinion and Pharoah Pharoah, will be featured in the last M.A.R.S. event of the season on Thursday, Nov. 3. Both events will be held in the Alumni Room of the Mary Alice and Tom O’Malley Library at 4 p.m.

For more information about the M.A.R.S. series at Manhattan College, contact David Eye, visiting assistant professor of English, by e-mail at david.eye@manhattan.edu or phone (718) 862-7921.