Paul Schorin

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Hi there! My name is Paul Schorin, and I am a senior from New York City in the English department pursuing certificates in Creative Writing and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Thanks for clicking on my face!

First and foremost, let me say that I am here for you. Whatever the need, whatever the time – I know Princeton can be a lonely place and part of a Peer Art Advisor’s job, as I understand it, is to dampen that loneliness. I am a queer Jew with a penchant for overeating and subpar social skills, so I am well-versed on that subject...also on Bojack Horseman. That show is the bomb. Please let me know if you need to talk to anyone about anything at all, creative or not. (I know I have my earbuds on in this picture but I swear I’m usually a good listener!)

Time to get pretentious. Writing is like reproduction via spores. You set a part of yourself to the wind and hope that it finds the right environment to grow in. Writing is also like making a quilt. And cooking a stew, or planting a garden, or running track and field. My point: Writing is like a lot of things, and that is what makes it so great. No matter what it is to you, writing is worth doing. I think that’s true as true can be, and to paraphrase the great Chef Gusteau: “Anyone can write.”

And, hey, we may never talk, but if you are still reading this let me just say that I hope you find something that makes you happy and stick to it. You are going to do great things. I promise.

If you do want to talk about life, the universe, or Mitski, you know how to reach me!

Class of '19

Program in Creative Writing

Residential College


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