Events for Writers–January 2020
January 7, 2020, 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. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish.
Workshop: A Few Kind Words (Embracing the Power of Writing Unexpected Letters of Appreciation)
January 11, 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Imagine a world where “Kindness can be the norm, not the exception.”
Begin 2020 with a new tradition as Life coach Tracey Gates leads a workshop where participants will write a letter of appreciation and praise to a deserving person in their life.
Through conversation, guidance and a written exercise at the end of the workshop you will have the opportunity to share a few kind words, in written form, with someone deserving in your life. Participants will not be asked to share their letters. Give yourself the gift of feeling empowered, energized and uplifted, one letter at a time!
Click here for a more detailed description of the workshop.
Workshop with Illustrator/Author Chen Jiang-Hong
January 14, 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Urban Bush Women’s Legacy + Lineage + Liberation
Join the acclaimed Urban Bush Women as they rehearse various works in Legacy + Lineage + Liberation, their touring program that celebrates the company’s 35th anniversary and the power of Women(+). This collection of classic works, all choreographed by UBW Founder and Visioning Partner Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, transcend genres and amplify the voices of Women(+) of color and give multiple dimensions of life that are timely and relevant and continue to resonate especially in this era of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter.
Author Jeffrey Colvin: “Africaville: A Novel”
January 29, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Princeton Public Library
The Toni Morrison Conversations
February 4, 2020, 7:30 PM
Reading by Sheila Heti and Joy Harjo
February 12, 2020, 7:30 PM. Donald G. Drapkin Studio
Historical Fiction Book Group: “The Fortunes” by Peter Ho Davies
February 12, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Historical Fiction Book Group features scholar-led book discussions about the fictional elements and nonfictional historic and regional context of selected books.
In this session, Princeton University Associate Professor of History Beth Lew-Williams discusses “The Fortunes” by Peter Ho Davies. The book explores a century of American history through the lives of four Chinese Americans: a 19th-century laundry worker, a Chinese film star, a friend of someone killed in a hate crime and a half-Chinese man looking to adopt a Chinese baby.
Registration is requested but not required through the Historical Society of Princeton website.
Book Brunch Featuring Kelly Simmons, Amy Impellizzeri and Kate Moretti
February 16, 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Princeton Public Library