Creative Writing

Reading by Sylvie Baumgartel & Amy Tan

October 4


Try on Theater Days

October 3

Visual Arts

Ryan Gander, A Melted Snowman

October 3


Affecting Expression

October 7

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

Princeton Reunions — Tiger Tales: From Novels to News Stories

Join an alumni-faculty forum to discuss journalism and creative writing with authors Mark Alpert ’82, Lisa Gornick ’77 and E. Lily Yu ’12; author and HarperCollins editor Rakesh Satyal ’02; and ABC News Executive Producer Janice Johnston ’92. Panel moderated by Professor of Creative Writing Yiyun Li. FREE; open to registered Princeton alumni attending Reunions.

McCosh 50

Yiyun Li & Idra Novey — The Book of Goose: A Novel

Creative writing director and celebrated author Yiyun Li discusses her new novel with her fellow writer and creative writing lecturer Idra Novey. Hybrid event at bookstore and livestream. FREE; register for livestream.

Creative Writing
Labyrinth Books

Reading by Hodder Fellow Jamil Jan Kochai

PEN/Hemingway finalist and 2022-23 Hodder Fellow Jamil Jan Kochai reads from his latest short story collection, The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories, a 2022 National Book Award longlist selection. Conversation with creative writing director Yiyun Li follows the reading, and a book signing. Open to public.

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex

Labyrinth Live at the Library: Joyce Carol Oates & Maria diBattista

Labyrinth Live at the Library presents professor emerita Joyce Carol Oates and professor Maria DiBattista in conversation about Oates' new book, The Babysitter — a novel about love, deceit, lust and redemption, set against a backdrop of shocking murders in the affluent suburbs of Detroit. Held in person and via livestream.

Campus Partners
Princeton Public Library

A.M. Homes & Laura Edwards: The Unfolding

Labyrinth Books and the Princeton Public Library present creative writing lecturer A.M. Homes, who will discuss The Unfolding, a stunning alternative history that is prescient, tender, and funny and is her first novel since the Women’s Prize award-winning May We Be Forgiven, with historian Laura F. Edwards. Open to public; no tickets required.

Princeton Public Library