Poet and writer Franny Choi reads from her work along with senior students in the Program in Creative Writing.

The C.K. Williams Reading Series, named in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poet C.K. Williams, who served on Princeton’s Creative Writing faculty for 20 years, showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests.

  • Lillian Chen ’21
  • Jesús Martinez ’21
  • Rodrigo Pichardo Urbina ’21
  • Jeremy Pulmano ’21
  • Emily Yin ’21


The virtual reading is free and open to the public. Presented on Zoom; no registration required.

Meeting ID: 921 5955 0558



If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.


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Photo by Qurissy Lopez

Franny Choi is a writer of poems, essays, and plays. She is the author of two poetry collections, Soft Science (Alice James Books) and Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing), as well as a chapbook, Death by Sex Machine (Sibling Rivalry Press). She is a Kundiman Fellow, a 2019 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow, and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers Program. A former News Editor at Hyphen Magazine, she co-hosts the podcast VS alongside fellow Dark Noise Collective member Danez Smith. She is a current Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow in English at Williams College. Learn more at Choi’s website

Presented By

  • Program in Creative Writing