Events for Writers

Events for Writers-January/February 

January 10, 2019, 7 PM

Whitman College Theater

A group of professional and student actors present a reading of Disposable Ghosts, a new play by senior Katie Duggan that tells the story of a suburban town wrestling with the protest of a controversial statue in advance of their historical anniversary celebration, leading to debates about unspoken town and family traumas. Featuring guest professional director Awoye Timpo. An audience talkback follows the reading, which is free with no tickets required.

Writing Workshop, Princeton Public Library, January 10, January 24th @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers who are working on book-length works are invited to receive constructive critique from peers. The group is designed so that writers can help other writers of fiction and book-length non-fiction to strengthen characters and story structure.  Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. Don Donato leads the workshop.

January 10 – 13, 2019, 8 PM

Wallace Theater

Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 expressionist drama, inspired by the real-life case of accused criminal Ruth Snyder, tells the story of Young Woman who works as a stenographer in an industrial, male-dominated world. Societal, economic and domestic pressures seem to control her life. She must decide if she will accept her routine existence. Will she ever find human connection? To what lengths will she go to gain her freedom? Featuring senior Anna Zabel in the lead role, produced by senior Raina Seyd with lighting design by Megan Berry, and directed by faculty member R.N. Sandberg.

Tickets: $10 for students (or FREE for Princeton students using Tiger Tickets through Passport to the Arts), $12 seniors, $12 general admission in advance of show dates, and $17 general admission purchased the day of performances at the box office.


Poets at the Library

January 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pmFeatured poets Robert Rosenbloom, Adele Kenny, Nancy Lubarsky, and Tom Plante read from their works, followed by an open-mic session.


Writers Room, Princeton Public Library

January 15, Feb. 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. While nonfiction has been a focus in the past, fiction writers are welcome. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish in the first floor Quiet Room.

Princeton Public Library, January 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Author Talk with David Howard on “Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World’s Most Charming Con Man”,

The author discusses “Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World’s Most Charming Con Man,” his true-crime story about the high-stakes 1970s FBI pursuit of notorious con man Phil Kitzer.

Princeton Public Library Writing Workshop: Writing About Other People’s Memories, January 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ellen G. Friedman, author of The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story, offers a two-part workshop on writing about memories that have been passed down from previous generations. The first session will focus on such topics as getting started, gathering and organizing material, and what memories are important to carry forward. Participants will produce a short writing based on some artifact or photograph or memory they bring to the workshop.  The second session will focus on editing skills and moving forward.

Participants must be able to attend both sessions from 6pm-8pm on Monday, January 28 and Monday, February 11. Registration is required and limited.

Princeton Public Library, Author: Donna Clovis, “Time is the Length to Forever”, January 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The author discusses “Time is the Length to Forever,” her fourth book about Princeton, called “an inspiring, lyrical fusion of pertinent social issues and the writer’s own experiences” by Kirkus Reviews. Newsroom

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 7:30 PM

Lewis Arts Complex

Writers Layli Long Soldier and 2018-19 Hodder Fellow Jacob Shores-Argüello read from their work on Wednesday, February 6, as part of the 2018-19 Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series presented by the Program in Creative Writing.

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