Novelist Teddy Wayne and four seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University will read from their work on Friday, September 30 at Labyrinth Books. The reading is part of the C. K. Williams Reading Series, which showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing alongside established writers as special guests. Featuring student writers Claire Ashmead, Emma Michalak, Do-Hyeong Myeong, and Steffen Seitz, the reading begins at 6:00 p.m. at Labyrinth Books, located at 122 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Lecturer in Creative Writing Monica Youn’s latest book of poems, Blackacre, has been longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award in Poetry. A book by poet Kevin Young, who was the 2014-15 Holmes Visiting Professor in the Program in Creative Writing, has also been included.
On Monday, September 19, award-winning French novelist Maylis de Kerangal and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen will read from their work in a reading presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing and cosponsored by the Program in American Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Council of the Humanities, and Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in McCormick Hall, room 101 on the Princeton campus, is free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, September 21, poet and 2016-2017 Hodder Fellow Jenny Johnson and writer Joy Williams will read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
A group of faculty and students explored the intersection of arts and engineering while testing the limits of their imaginations in a new course offered this past spring called "Transformations in Engineering and the Arts.” The class was organized around four modules in the first half of the semester: visuals, sound, structure and movement. The modules included lectures, hands-on activities, discussions of aesthetics in pieces everyone watched or heard, mini-design challenges, and tutorials on tools and resources available in a newly created teaching space called StudioLab.
On June 9 novelist Akhil Sharma, who graduated from Princeton University in 1992, won the International DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel Family Life. The novel tells the story of eight-year-old Ajay, whose family move from Delhi to America in 1978. Life in America is extraordinary until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother severely brain-damaged and the other lost and virtually orphaned in a strange land.
On June 6, Dean of the College, Annan Professor in English and Professor of Theater Jill Dolan will present the award for Best Book in LGBT Studies at the 28th Lambda Literary Awards (Lammys). In addition to her role as presenter, a book that Dolan co-edited — Memories of the Revolution — is nominated for Best LGBT Anthology.
2015-16 Hodder Fellow, National Book Award-winning author and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Phil Klay sheds light on the tenuous relationship between veterans and society in a Brookings Essay published on May 24.
Poet Eduardo C. Corral has been selected as the latest recipient of the Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes National Poetry Prize awarded by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University. The Holmes National Poetry Prize was established in memory of Princeton 1951 alumnus Theodore H. Holmes and is presented each year to a poet of special merit as selected by the faculty of the Creative Writing Program. The award currently carries a prize of $5,000.
The Lewis Center for the Arts announces the award of more than $105,000 to support the summer projects and research of 53 Princeton students, including substantial individual awards through the Alex Adam ’07 Award, the Mallach Senior Thesis Fund, the Sam Hutton Fund for the Creative Arts, and the Carpenter Family Fund for Comparative Literature. The awards were made through a competitive application process that received 90 proposals requesting just under $400,000 in funding. For many recipients the funding provides the resources to conduct research, undertake training, and pursue other opportunities critical to achieving their senior thesis project goals.
Empathy School and Love Story, two monologues by 2014-16 Princeton Arts Fellow Aaron Landsman, are receiving their New York premieres concurrently this week at Abrons Art Center. Both plays have been chosen as New York Times Critics' Picks for the way Landsman depicts varieties of loneliness.
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts' world-renowned Program in Creative Writing will present new work in a series of readings. On April 27 at 5:00 p.m. at Chancellor Green Rotunda on the University campus, students from spring workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and literary translation will read from their work completed during the past semester and selected by faculty. There will be two events during which 23 seniors completing a certificate in the Program will read from their thesis work, which they completed over the course of the past academic year. On May 2 at 5:00 p.m. at Prospect House, seniors will read from their recent work in poetry, screenwriting, and translation; on May 4 at 5:00 p.m. also at Prospect House, seniors will read from their recent work in fiction. The readings, part of the Program in Creative Writing's Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series at the Lewis Center for the Arts, are free and open to the public.
Princeton University’s current Arts Fellows will gather together for “Princeton Arts Fellows Present…,” a joint showing of new and developing work by these four innovative and diverse artists, in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio and James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street on April 25 at 7:00 p.m. This event, which will feature performances, a reading, screening and presentations by playwright and theater artist Aaron Landsman, fiction writer Hanna Pylväinen, filmmaker Pacho Velez and choreographer Pavel Zuštiak, is free and open to the public.
Students in the spring 2016 course “How to Write a Song,” offered by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing and the Department of Music, will present original songs at a concert on April 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the Frist Campus Center Theater on the Princeton campus. The 21 students will perform selected new work completed over the past semester. The concert is free and open to the public.