How do the environment and literature of Princeton connect with each other? This guided tour will intersperse historic sites with creative writing exercises for up to 25 participants. Leaders will represent Princeton Writes, an initiative that nurtures and celebrates non-academic writing among staff, students, and faculty at Princeton University, as well as the Historical Society of Princeton. The tour will stop at sites on campus that are linked with historic literature or writers who have lived and worked at the University—for example, the former train stop that F. Scott Fitzgerald described in This Side of Paradise. An indoors writing exercise will take place halfway through, allowing participants to write creative responses to the sites visited. After the tour, participants are invited to send their pieces to Princeton Writes, which will feature selections on its website.
This event is part of the Being Human Festival 2019 of the Humanities Council.