Author Phillip Lopate and the McGhee Division’s clinical associate professor of Developmental Writing April Krassner will present at this Inside/Outside Reading. The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. It is sponsored by the Paul McGhee Division and the SCPS Office of the Dean.
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April Krassner is the clinical associate professor of Developmental Writing at the McGhee Division of NYU where she teaches both expository and creative writing. In addition, for the past eleven years she has worked with Ruth Danon as a teacher in and co-director of the Summer Intensive in Creative Writing program. This past fall Ms. Krassner was on academic leave working on two manuscripts of poetry, Pretty Girl and The Third Element. She also began work on a series of essays on teaching and learning and on the impact of sudden illness on family. April Krassner received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in Poet Lore, Iconoclast, Zing, and other publications. In 2008, she received an award for outstanding service to the McGhee Division.
A prolific writer in many forms, Phillip Lopate is best known for his supple and surprising essays, which have been collected recently in Getting Personal: Selected Writings and Notes on Sontag. Some of his recent work includes a novella entitled Two Marriages, the poetry collection At the End of the Day: Selected Poems, and the anthology American Movie Critics: From the Silent Era to the Present. Lopate’s movie reviews, travel pieces, architecture articles, and urban writings frequently appear in newspapers and magazines. Lopate’s many awards include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts grants, and two New York Foundation for the Arts grants. He is a professor of English at Hofstra University, and has just been appointed professor of Professional Practice in the School of the Arts and the School of Journalism at Columbia University.