With Blair Hurley ’09, Lilian Li ’13, and Rachel Lyon ’05, novelists

The Office of Career Services and the Lewis Center for the Arts have teamed up to provide a series of dinner conversations with alumni working in the arts.  Students will have the opportunity for an intimate, in-person dialogue with alums who have taken unique paths in pursuing their careers in the arts. Each dinner is limited to 15 participants. Priority will be given to Seniors. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For Princeton students only; priority given to seniors.

Free admission; registration required. Register here through Career Services 






Blair Hurley ’09 (English, Certificate in Creative Writing) had her debut novel, The Devoted, released in August 2018 from W.W. Norton & Company. Her stories have been published in Ninth Letter, West Branch, Mid-American Review, Washington Square, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. She received a 2018 Pushcart Prize and scholarships from Bread Loaf and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.





Photo by Margarita Corporan

Lillian Li ’13 (English, Certificate in Creative Writing) is the author of the novel Number One Chinese Restaurant (Henry Holt and Co. 2018). Her work has been published in Guernica, Granta, Glimmer Train, Bon Appetit, and Jezebel







Rachel Lyon ’05 (Art & Archaeology) is the author of the novel Self-Portrait with a Boy (Scribner 2018). Her work has appeared in Joyland, Iowa Review, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, and other publications.  She teaches at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop, Catapult, and elsewhere, and produces the weekly Writing/Thinking Prompts newsletter ( She is cofounder of the reading series Ditmas Lit, in Brooklyn NY.

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  • Princeton University Office of Career Services