Princeton Writes seeks to foster an environment that values and celebrates writing at its best and most diverse. Initiatives include an essay contest for members of Princeton’s academic professional, administrative, and support staffs; a celebration of student writing drawn from undergraduate publications and performance groups; dinnertime roundtables geared to undergraduates and led by authors, journalists, scholars, and other practitioners that examine the craft of writing; and a symposium on communication, Connect: Harnessing the Power of Words.
Four Princeton staff members have been honored for their essays in the fifth annual Princeton Writes essay contest. From left, 2018-2019 honorees Anna Braverman, University Health Services; Jeff Labrecque, University Advancement; and Kira O’Brien and Gwen McNamara, Pace Center for Civic Engagement. The 2018-2019 contest inspired a record 70 submissions from 44 academic and administrative units. University staff members were invited to introduce a personal community, place or pastime and reflect on its meaning in their lives. An essay by Kira O’Brien, program coordinator at the John H. Pace, Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement, took the Princeton Writes [...]