Author and translator Adriana Hunter gives a virtual lecture describing the process of trying to nail voices in translation across a variety of fictional genres, and will explain why it’s like character acting on the page! FREE; open to public. Via Zoom Webinar; registration required.
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.
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. Sign up to participate as a reader by Nov. 10. Desserts and drinks provided! FREE; Open to Princeton CWR students to participate as readers or attend. RSVP required.
Fiction writer Peter Ho Davies and filmmaker Jenni Olson 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. Per University policy, all audiences attending indoor events are required to be fully vaccinated and to wear a mask.
An American writer of Argentine, Syrian, and Iraqi Jewish descent and Princeton alum from the Class of 2019, Jordan Salama tells the story of the Río Magdalena, nearly one thousand miles long, in the heart of Colombia. Hear the tale of lively adventure following a legendary river with Salama and writer Michael Lemonick. Presented by Labyrinth Books in-person at the bookstore and via live-stream; registration required. FREE
This event has been rescheduled to March 2022. Join Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon as he delivers a sharp wake-up call reading from his fourteenth collection, "Howdie-Skelp: Poems" at Labyrinth Books. FREE and open to public. Registration required for attendance in-person at the bookstore or via livestream.
Selected students from fall 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. FREE; open to public. Tickets required through University Ticketing.
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.