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December 2

Visual Arts

Fall 2022 Painting Classes Show

November 18

Creative Writing

C.K. Williams Reading by Raven Leilani

December 5

Creative Writing

Fall 2022 Student Reading

December 13

Kirstin Valdez Quade & A.M. Homes in Conversation: The Five Wounds

From award-winning storyteller Kirstin Valdez Quade comes a stunning debut novel, The Five Wounds, about a New Mexican family’s extraordinary year of love and sacrifice. The author will be in conversation with her colleague and fellow novelist A.M. Homes. Presented by Labyrinth Books and cosponsored by the Princeton Public Library and the Lewis Center for the Arts. Livestream; registration required. FREE

Creative Writing
Online

CMD Colloquium Series: Richard Blanco

Princeton's Center for Migration and Development presents "Complaints of El Rio Grande," a reading and remarks by Richard Blanco, the fifth United States presidential inaugural poet. Patricia Fernández-Kelly will introduce and moderate Q&A. Part of the CMD 2021 Spring Colloquium Series. On Zoom Webinar; registration required. FREE

Creative Writing
Zoom Webinar

Spring 2021 Student Reading

Selected students from spring 2021 courses in Creative Writing read from their work in fiction, poetry, screenwriting and literary translation as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series presented by the Program in Creative Writing. On Zoom; open to Princeton University community. FREE

Creative Writing
Online

Senior Readings in Poetry, Translation & Screenwriting

For spring 2021, seniors in the Program in Creative Writing read from the screenplays, collections of poems or translations written as their senior theses under mentorship of professional writers on the faculty. On Zoom; open to Princeton University community. FREE

Creative Writing
Zoom

Senior Readings in Fiction

For spring 2021, seniors in Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing read from the novels or collections of short stories written as their senior theses under mentorship of professional writers on the faculty. Via Zoom; for Princeton students, faculty + staff. FREE

Creative Writing
Zoom

Arts at Work — Arts and Entrepreneurship with Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri ’01

While the settler-colonial straight male gaze dominates film and art, distorting humanity’s representation and self-reflection and potential through a narrow lens, artists and advocates can reflect and counter-colonize this gaze, for a more just and equitable world. In this workshop, Princeton alum Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri '01 shares her global expertise leveraging art, film, media, celebrity, and anthropology, to empower diversity, equality, and environmental sustainability. Advance registration is required and registration closes on 7/6 at 5 p.m. (ET). FREE; Open to undergrads, grad students + alumni.

Visual Arts
Zoom

Arts at Work — Tiger Authors Career Panel

Novelist Katharine McGee '10 will lead a talk with alumni writers Anne Anlin Cheng '85, novelist Carlos Fonseca *15, and novelist Jodi Picoult '87 about their path to publication, the challenges they encountered and the important tips and strategies they can offer students and alumni interested in launching writing careers. Advance registration is required and registration closes on 7/20 at 5 p.m. ET. FREE; Open to Princeton undergrads, grad students + alumni.

Zoom

Arts at Work: Your Art As Entrepreneurship

Join More Canvas Consulting CEO and Princeton Arts Alumni Founder Pilar Castro-Kiltz ‘10 with a panel of alumni industry experts on the subject of framing your art as an act of innovation, entrepreneurship and business. We’ll discuss how shifting your mindset, strategy, and tactics for managing your art as a business can bring more order, clarity, and resilience into your work. For Princeton undergrads, grad students, and alumni. FREE; Registration required.

Alumni
Zoom

Reading by Sherwin Bitsui and Maaza Mengiste

American Book Award-winning Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui and multiple award-winning novelist/essayist Maaza Mengiste read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series presented by the Program in Creative Writing. FREE and open to public; registration required. Per University policy, all audiences attending indoor events are required to be fully vaccinated and to wear a mask.

Creative Writing
Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex

C.K. Williams Reading by Poet Raena Shirali

Poet Raena Shirali, winner of the 2018 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award and the 2021 Hudson Prize, and several creative writing seniors read from their work as part of the C.K. Williams Reading Series. FREE and open to public; tickets required.

Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex

Writers in the Woods

Rescheduled to Nov. 13 due to the weather forecast for 10/29. Join Lewis Center Student Advisors Molly Bremer and Cassy James for a guided nature walk along the Towpath, where you can create new work based on autumn-themed prompts. Snacks provided. For Princeton students only; RSVP required.

Creative Writing
Princeton University campus

Time To Write

Ever found yourself wishing for more uninterrupted time to write? Take the opportunity to stop by the 6th floor seminar room of the Arts Tower for as long or as short as you would like for a space to quietly work on creative writing, find new inspiration in prompts, or brainstorm ideas with other writers. Hosted by Lewis Center Student Advisors. Snacks provided. FREE; open to all Princeton students.

Creative Writing
N602, Arts Tower