Peter Lovenheim had lived on the same street in Brighton, NY, much of his life. But it was only after a brutal murder-suicide rocked the neighborhood that he was struck by a fact of modern life in contemporary American communities: No one really knew anyone else. Thus began Peter’s search to meet and get to know his neighbors. Being inquisitive, he did more than just introduce himself. He asked, ever so politely, if he could sleep over.
Join us for guest speaker Peter Lovenheim for a discussion of his book In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time. Mr. Lovenheim will discuss his journey and together we will explore the question: “Do neighborhoods still matter?”
Join us at noon on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner Library. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch!
For more information, contact Linda Hasman (585) 275-3399.
About the author: Peter Lovenheim is a journalist whose articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, and other publications. He teaches writing in the Department of English at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Lovenheim holds a degree in journalism from Boston University and in law from Cornell Law School. In addition to In the Neighborhood, he has authored several books including: Portrait of a Burger as a Young Calf; Mediate, Don’t Litigate: Strategies for Successful Mediation (with Lisa Guerin); Becoming a Mediator: Your Guide to Career Opportunities (with Emily Doskow); and Reading Between the Lines (with Rabbi David Katz).
Peter Lovenheim has three children and lives in Rochester, NY.