Poet Eduardo Corral and four seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University will read from their work on Friday, March 25 at Labyrinth Books. The reading is part of the Emerging Writers Reading Series, which showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests. Featuring student writers Olivia Lloyd, Alec Lowman, Namkyu Oh, and Zoë Perot, the reading begins at 6:00 p.m. at the bookstore, 122 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Eduardo Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, which won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012, Beloit Poetry Journal, Huizache, Jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and Quarterly West. He is a CantoMundo fellow and the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has also been awarded a “Discovery”/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize from Poetry, and residencies to the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. He has served as the Olive B. O’Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University and as the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. Corral teaches in the low-residency M.F.A. program at Pacific University.
The four seniors, who are pursuing a certificate in Creative Writing in addition to their major areas of study, will read from their senior thesis projects. Each is currently working on a novel, a screenplay, translations, or a collection of poems or short stories as part of a creative thesis for their certificate. Thesis students in the Program in Creative Writing work closely with a member of the faculty, which includes Jeffrey Eugenides, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chang-rae Lee, Paul Muldoon, James Richardson, Tracy K. Smith, Susan Wheeler, Edmund White, and a number of distinguished lecturers.
The series, hosted by the seniors in the program, is intended to present a public showcase for the work of the thesis students and give the senior class the opportunity to read with and learn from established writers they admire.