First Nation Canadian writer, journalist, memoirist, and teacher Terese Marie Mailhot and several creative writing seniors read from their work. 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:

  • Molly Bremer ’22
  • Iliyah Coles ’22
  • Lila Harmar ’22
  • Megan Pan ’22
  • Maya Rabinowitz ’22
  • Grace Xu ’22
  • Mina Yu ’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.


The 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 the Author

terese mailhot gazes forward, with wavy dark hair and light pink top

Photo courtesy Terese Marie Mailhot

Terese Marie Mailhot is from Seabird Island Band. Her work has appeared in Elle, Guernica, Time, The Guardian, Mother Jones, Medium, Al Jazeera, Los Angeles Times, and Best American Essays. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Heart Berries: A Memoir. Her book was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-Language Nonfiction and was selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for March/April 2018. Her book was also the January 2020 pick for Now Read This, a book club from PBS Newshour and The New York Times. Heart Berries was also listed as an NPR Best Book of the Year, a Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a New York Public Library Best Book of the Year, a Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year, and was one of Harper’s Bazaar‘s Best Books of 2018. Mailhot is the recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award and the Spalding Prize for the Promotion of Peace and Justice in Literature. She teaches creative writing at Purdue University.