Events

Lewis Center

Academic Expo for the Class of 2026

September 1

Dance

Dance Placement Class

September 5

Theater

Try on Theater Days

September 6

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

Writers in the Woods

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

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. 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.

Creative Writing
Godfrey Kerr Theater Studio, Lewis Arts complex

Jordan Salama ’19: Every Day the River Changes

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

Creative Writing
Labyrinth Books

[RESCHEDULED] Paul Muldoon — Howdie-Skelp: Poems

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.

Creative Writing
Labyrinth Books

Fall 2021 Student Reading

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.

Creative Writing
Chancellor Green Rotunda

C.K. Williams Reading by Terese Marie Mailhot

First Nation Canadian writer, journalist, memoirist, and teacher Terese Marie Mailhot and several 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

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.

CoLab

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.

CoLab