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January 21, 2003
The American Essay: Professor Roger Rosenblatt at 92nd Street Y

Will Share the Stage With Mario Cuomo and Kate Burton to Celebrate the City

Patricia Conway
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Roger Rosenblatt, Parsons Family University Professor of Writing at Southampton College, will host an evening talk titled "The American Essay" on Sunday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. He will be joined by former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo and Kate Burton, who will share their favorite stories of New York City.

Rosenblatt is a member of the 92nd Street Y family who has hosted many evenings at the Upper East Side cultural center. His thoughtful, articulate and entertaining guests are always close friends, which gives the conversations a unique intimacy and veracity. Among the people Rosenblatt has spoken with on the Y's stage are Jim Lehrer, Sidney Lumet, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Tom Brokaw, Helen Thomas, Pete Hamill, Beverly Sills, Bob Herbert, William Safire, Jules Feiffer, Ellen Goodman, Norman Lear, George Plimpton, William F. Buckley and Katie Couric.

At Southampton College, Rosenblatt teaches courses entitled "How to Read a Book" and "Storytelling" in the MFA Program in English and Writing and on the undergraduate level. He is also editor-at-large for Time, an essayist for "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer" and the author of numerous books. He is the recipient of two George Polk Awards, an Emmy Award, a George Foster Peabody Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize, and awards from the Overseas Press Club, the American Bar Association and many other organizations.

On March 9, Rosenblatt will share the stage with Arthur Schleslinger and a special guest, and on May 8, Edward Albee will join Rosenblatt. Single tickets are $22 for each event and $60 for the series. For further information, call (212) 415-5500.