Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black, reads from his 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.

Featured Student Readers:
  • Katie DiFrancesco ’21
  • Alex Kim ’21
  • Nancy Kim ’21
  • Leah Linfield ’21
  • Julia Walton ’21


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

Meeting ID: 981 5617 9196


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.


nana kwame stands in profile outdoors by snowy bushes

Photo courtesy Limitless Imprint Entertainment

NANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH is the New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black. Originally from Spring Valley, New York, he graduated from SUNY Albany and went on to receive his MFA from Syracuse University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming from numerous publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, Literary Hub, The Paris Review, Guernica, The Chronicles of Now, and Longreads. He was selected by Colson Whitehead as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honorees, is the winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for Best First Book and the Aspen Words Literary Prize. Learn more on the author’s website

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  • Program in Creative Writing