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In Praise of the Essay: Practice and Form - First Annual Symposium

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<May 2021>


In Praise of the Essay: Practice and Form - First Annual Symposium
Co-sponsored by Welcome Table Press and Fordham University’s English Department and Creative Writing Program

Saturday, April 24, 2010
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Registration | 10:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Sessions and Panel Discussions
Lowenstein Atrium | Lincoln Center campus

Presenters will include Robert Atwan, Brian Doyle, Vivian Gornick, Emily Grosholz, Lia Purpura and Jerald Walker.

A panel on innovations in teaching the essay will feature Paul Lisicky, Mimi Schwarz, Michael Steinberg, Elizabeth Stone and Linda Underhill.

Editors representing Best American Essays, Creative Nonfiction, Essay Press, Fourth Genre, Graywolf Press, the New York Review of Books, Portland Magazine, the Sun, and other periodicals and publishing companies will participate in a Q&A panel on the state of the essay in the publishing marketplace.

For more information, contact Martine Stern at (718) 817-4029 or

For additional information about Welcome Table Press, please visit


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