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August 1 & 3, 2016: Peter will present two-day "Narrative Non-Fiction" workshop at Writers & Books literary center in Rochester, NY

September, 2015: Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, NY) has selected In the Neighborhood as its All-Campus Read title. Peter met with students and delivered a lecture on campus on October 26, 2015.

A Valentine for Valerie, On Her Wedding Day; October 26, 2014

Eulogy for My Sister, Jane L. Glazer; September 16, 2014

In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time

In the Neighborhood

"Lovenheim advances ideas about isolation in the modern world, and why a welcoming front porch is needed now more than ever."

Peter Lovenheim had lived on the same street in suburban Rochester, New York 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.

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In the Neighborhood is named the feature title of Community Read in Michigan. The Program runs March—May, 2013. Read more

In the Neighborhood
A Father's Toast to the Bride and Groom
A Father's Toast

In the aftermath of tragedies in Boston and West, Texas, Peter discusses the importance of neighborhoods in a front page essay in the Sunday "Outlook" section of The Washington Post, and on national radio's, "The Takeaway," produced at WNYC in partnership with The New York Times and Public Radio International. The host is Peabody and Emmy Award winner John Hockenberry. Listen to the show.

May, 2012: Korean edition of In the Neighborhood published by Book 21 in Seoul.

A Father's Toast to the Bride and Groom.

Inspired by Peter's book, on Christmas Eve, the Rev. Henry Brinton of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia delivered a sermon entitled, "The God Who Sleeps Over."

New York Times' Op-Ed Celebration

Featured in USA Today

Read Peter's article in Parade

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