Past Event

Stalking the Essay 2

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A two-day conference at the Italian Academy

Free and open to the public; registration is required:

Sponsored by
School of the Arts Writing Program
School of the Arts MA in Film and Media Studies
School of the Arts Visual Arts Program
The Heyman Center for the Humanities
The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies
The Tomorrow Foundation

The graduate Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts is pleased to announce the second Stalking the Essay Conference, to be held Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, from 10 am to 5 pm. The conference, organized by the Director of Nonfiction, Phillip Lopate, is free and open to the public. With this symposium, the Writing Program aims to encircle the practices, theories and possibilities of the essay form by bringing together those who love it.


Hilton Als
Nico Baumbach
Amy Benson
Alan Berliner
Roz Chast
Timothy Corrigan
Meghan Daum
Geoff Dyer
Su Friedrich
Leslie Jamison
Margo Jefferson
Maira Kalman
Laura Kipnis
Wayne Koestenbaum
Jonathan Lethem
Richard Locke
Ross McElwee
Richard Peña
Jeff Porter
Ross Posnock
Lia Purpura
Marilynne Robinson
Shelly Silver


Phillip Lopate
Director of Nonfiction, Writing Program, School of the Arts