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Speaker Profile - Roy Schwartz


Region: New York: Long Island
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: < 25 miles
Skype Visit: Yes
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Roy is the author of The Darkness in Lee’s Closet and the Others Waiting There, a middle grade dark fantasy. He’s also the author of Is Superman Circumcised? How Jewish Culture Informed the World’s Greatest Hero (working title), a nonfiction book coming out next year.

Roy has written for newspapers, magazines, websites, academic organizations, tech companies, toy companies, and production studios.

He graduated
magna cum laude from The New School University with a BA in English and cum laude from NYU with an interdisciplinary MA in English and social thought. He has taught English and writing at CUNY, the City University of New York, and is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library. When not writing, he's the director of communications of a regional law firm.

He can be found at and on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as RealRoySchwartz.

Presentation Description:

In both my day job and as a writer, I've frequently lectured and led discussions and classes for different age groups. I enjoy it, and look forward to engage with young readers, writers, and thinkers.

I've taught several undergraduate courses at CUNY, the City University of New York, including English literature, composition, academic writing, social thought, and first year seminars. I'm happy to tailor discussions to learning objectives and syllabus needs. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions.