On April 11, Princeton Writes hosted its first Celebration of Student Writing, featuring the best work of eight undergraduate organizations dedicated to the written and spoken word, including Ellipses Slam Team, The Nassau Literary Review, Nassau Weekly, Innovation, Princeton Traveler, Figments, The Stripes, and All-Nighter. Pieces read or performed ranged from long-form journalism to poetry; from short fiction to late-night comedy. Held in conjunction with Princeton Preview, the Celebration drew well over 100 prospective students and current members of our University community to the Hamilton Murray Theater.  Below are a few mementoes of this festive occasion, courtesy of Thomas Garcia ’16.

Theatre Intime generously made its stage available to us.

Theatre Intime generously made its stage available.

Student writers and editors take their seats.

Student writers and editors take their seats.

Newby Parton '18, filling in for Elliott Eglash '17, reads excerpts from the latter's essay "The Righting Process."

Newby Parton ’18, filling in for Elliott Eglash ’17, reads excerpts from the latter’s essay “The Righting Process,” which appeared in The Nassau Literary Review.

Editor Takim Williams '16 introduces Figments, "Princeton University's premier publication for science fiction, fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction," in time-bending fashion.

Takim Williams ’16 introduces Figments, Princeton’s “premier publication for science fiction, fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction,” in time-bending fashion.

Six of the eight writers being honored gather on stage for a final round of applause.

Honorees receive well-deserved awards as Dean of the College Jill Dolan (lower left) and Princeton Writes Director John Weeren (upper right) applaud.