A reading by Brandon Taylor, whose novel Real Life was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and eight creative writing seniors. The C.K. Williams Reading Series showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests.

Featured Student Readers:

  • Ned Furlong ’22
  • Christina Im ’22
  • Makailyn Jones ’22
  • Maya V. Mishra ’22
  • Alissa Nalewajko ’22
  • Noel Peng ’22
  • Jacqueline Pothier ’22
  • Aleeza Schoenberg ’22

Tickets and Details

The reading is free and open to the public. Tickets required; reserve tickets through University Ticketing.

Get directions to the Drapkin Studio and find other venue information for the arts complex.

COVID-19 Guidance + Updates

Per Princeton University policy, all guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to the maximum extent, which now includes a COVID booster shot for all eligible to receive it, and to wear a mask when indoors. Please note that readers may be unmasked while presenting.


symbol for wheelchair accessibilityThe event space is wheelchair accessible. Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information at our various locations. Attendees in need of access accommodations are asked to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least one week in advance of the event date.


About Brandon Taylor

brandon taylor smiles and wears black frame glasses and white striped sweater, sits in front of bookcase

Novelist Brandon Taylor. Photo Credit: Bill Adams

Brandon Taylor is the author of the novel Real Life, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, as well as The National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize and the 2021 Young Lions Fiction Award. His work has appeared in Guernica, American Short Fiction, Gulf Coast, Buzzfeed Reader, O: The Oprah Magazine, Gay Mag, The New Yorker online, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow.