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.
Novelist and writer Gish Jen (Thank You, Mr. Nixon) and poet, memoirist, and editor Garrett Hongo (The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo) 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; tickets required.
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.
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.
"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.