New Works Festival I: B + M by Silma Berrada

The Bittersweet Ballad of Blessed & Messiah. Girl meets boy. Or boy meets girl. Boy falls in and out of. And girl falls through. Blessed fell for somebody who spoke in her own language—metaphors and rhymes. However, she realizes words are just words sometimes. Nothing more. Nothing less. A new interdisciplinary work created by Silma Berrada '22. Open to University community; free tickets required. Art installation also on view in CoLab from 12-6 PM on 2/19.


The Writers’ Room: A Midterm Comedy Reading

Watch a one-time only, free, live reading of the new comedy series penned by students in comedian and disability advocate Maysoon Zayid's spring course, “The Writers Room,” as the students share their hilarious midterms. FREE and open to public; tickets required.

Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex

Improv for Writers with Gwen Tulin

Join Improv for Writers with guest performer/writer/teaching artist Gwen Tulin as part of Kirstin Valdez Quade’s spring course, “Spark! Sparking Creativity in Writing.” FREE; open to all enrolled Lewis Center students.

Creative Writing
New South Dance Studio

Reading by Paul Muldoon — Howdie-Skelp: Poems

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Princeton professor Paul Muldoon delivers a sharp wake-up call with his fourteenth collection, "Howdie-Skelp." Introduced by fellow poet and creative writing lecturer Michael Dickman. Free and open to all. Hybrid event; attend in-person or register for livestream.

Labyrinth Books

C.K. Williams Reading by Brandon Taylor

Brandon Taylor, whose novel "Real Life" was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and eight creative writing seniors read from their work as part of the C.K. Williams Reading Series. FREE and open to the public; tickets required.

Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex

Creative Writing Thesis Info Session

All members of the Class of 2023 who are interested in applying for the CWR certificate this semester (so they can do a creative writing thesis next year) are invited to an info session hosted by lecturer A.M. Homes. Stop by at any time to ask current faculty and staff about the thesis application process and enjoy a quick lunch. FREE; students only.

Creative Writing
Room 602 at New South

Writers-in-Progress: A Creative Writing Students Reading

The Lewis Center Student Advisors offer an opportunity for creative writing students to read from their works-in-progress or finished pieces in a casual, open atmosphere hosted by Kate Lee. Desserts and drinks provided! FREE; Open to Princeton CWR students to participate as readers or attend. RSVP required.

Creative Writing
Ellie's Studio, Lewis Arts complex

Spring 2022 Student Reading

Selected students from spring courses in Creative Writing read from their work in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting and literary translation. Open to public; free tickets required.

Creative Writing
Chancellor Green Rotunda

2022 Senior Thesis Readings in Fiction

Creative writing seniors read from the novels and collections of short stories written as their senior theses under mentorship of professional writers on the faculty. Open to public; free tickets required.

Creative Writing
Prospect House

Jhumpa Lahiri & Sandra Bermann: Translating Myself and Others

"Translating Myself and Others" is a collection of candid and disarmingly personal essays by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, who reflects on her emerging identity as a translator as well as a writer in two languages. We invite you to a conversation between the author and her colleague at Princeton and fellow-translator, Sandra Bermann. FREE and open to public; join in person or via livestream.

Labyrinth Books