Lawrence University, Union College, University of Missouri, Prague Writers Workshop, Paris Writers Workshop, St.
Petersburg Writers Workshop, Sarah Lawrence College, Penn State, Miami-Dade College Writers Institute, St.
Taught fiction, poetry and essay-writing workshops and literature courses to graduate and undergraduate students; served as Acting Director (1981).
1980–1988: Part-time film curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Advising Consultant, Encyclopedia of the Essay, edited by Tracy Chevalier, Fitzroy Dearborn (London), 1996.
Consultant, Ric Burns’ New York, a documentary film made for PBS, 1999-2002.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, inducted as a new member, 2006.
Honors Convocation 2002, Marymount Manhattan College, received honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters.
New York Public Library/Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship, 2000–2001.
New York Society Library, best NYC books, Waterfront, 2005, Writing New York, 1999. National Endowment of the Arts grants in critical writing, 1978, and fiction, 1985.