Creative Writing Archives

On Wednesday, April 15, bestselling fiction writer Rachel Kushner and acclaimed poet John Yau will read from their works 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. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.

Fiction writer Darcey Steinke and four seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University will read from their work on Friday, March 27 at Labyrinth Books. The reading is part of the Emerging Writers Reading Series, which showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests. Featuring student writers Tom Markham, Shannon McGue, Jane Pritchard, and David White, the reading begins at 6:00 p.m. at the bookstore at 122 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, March 11, fiction writer Akhil Sharma and poet and translator A.E. Stallings will read from their works 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. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.

Program in Creative Writing senior certificate student Yessica Martinez has been named one of two recipients of the Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize to spend a year pursuing international civic engagement projects after graduation. The $30,000 prize will support a project by Yessica Martinez in Colombia and Princeton senior Damaris Miller in Nepal and India.

Poet Marie Howe and five seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University will read from their work on Friday, February 20 at Labyrinth Books. The reading is part of the Emerging Writers Reading Series, which showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests. Featuring student writers Evan Coles, Cosette Gonzales, Filipa Ioannou, Yessica Martinez, and Milena Phan, the reading begins at 6:00 p.m and is free and open to the public. Labyrinth Books is located at 122 Nassau Street.

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Princeton University’s Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Leonard L. Milberg ’53 High School Poetry Prize. All contest entrants are currently juniors in high school. The winning poems were selected by a jury consisting of Program in Creative Writing faculty. Read the winning poems ...

Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ world-renowned Program in Creative Writing will present new work at a reading on December 10 at 4:30 p.m. at Chancellor Green Rotunda on the Princeton University campus. Students from fall workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting and literary translation will read from new work completed during the past semester. The reading, part of the Program in Creative Writing’s Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series at the Lewis Center for the Arts, is free and open to the public.

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A panel of former students and an audience of friends, fans and colleagues gathered Friday to celebrate Joyce Carol Oates, who will retire from full-time teaching in the spring after 36 years of what participants described as encouraging, deeply committed, tough, loving, and often wickedly funny instruction in the art of writing fiction.

On Wednesday, November 19, poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dean Young and award-winning Bosnian-American fiction writer Aleksandar Hemon will read from their works 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. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.

Fiction writer Justin Torres and five seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University will read from their work on Friday, November 14 at Labyrinth Books. The reading is part of the Emerging Writers Reading Series, which showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests. Featuring student writers Samuel Butler, Jared Garland, Ava Geyer, Cameron Langford, and Isabelle Laurenzi, the reading begins at 6:00 p.m. at the bookstore at 122 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.

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Born in 1927, Kinnell graduated from Princeton in the Class of 1948. He studied with John Berryman and R.P. Blackmur, and was roommates with the poet W.S. Merwin. In the course of his distinguished career, he won the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for poetry, and was recognized by the Academy of American Poets with the Wallace Stevens Award for "mastery in the art of poetry." In recent years, he served as a member of the Lewis Center for the Arts Advisory Council.