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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The biennial Princeton Poetry Festival, organized by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, returns in-person with a full day of readings, panel discussions and a lecture featuring poets Reginald Dwayne Betts, Victoria Chang, Laura Kasischke, and Patricia Smith from the U.S.; Sasha Dugdale and Daljit Nagra from the U.K.; Polina Barskova from Russia, and Javier Zamora from El Salvador. Guests must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask indoors. Free and open to the public; tickets required.