The Write Space, Princeton Public Library

Tuesday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Led by local author Christina Paul, these drop-in workshops focus on the encouragement of writing, finding your voice, and the producing of words through guided prompts and other writing exercises. All levels of writers are welcome.

Princeton University Concerts with Gabriel Kahane

Wednesday, February 13, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane will take part in a public discussion, moderated by Princeton University Professor Simon Morrison, about his upcoming appearance  with Princeton University Concerts on February 14. Topics to be covered include using music as an attempt to rediscover our collective humanity in the face of all that seeks to separate us.  Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Concerts.

Black Poetry: A Conference

February 15-16, 2019,10 AM – 9 PM each day

Lewis Arts complex. Registration required.

FEATURING: Elizabeth Alexander, Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother), Jericho Brown, Mahogany L. Browne, Kwame Dawes, Toi Derricotte, Rita Dove, Camille Dungy, Cornelius Eady, Eve Ewing, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Joanne V. Gabbin, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Myronn Hardy, Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Taylor Johnson, Saeed Jones, Douglas Kearney, Yusef Komunyakaa, Deana Lawson, Robin Coste Lewis, Nathaniel Mackey, Haki Madhubuti, Dawn Lundy Martin, J Mase III, Shane McCrae, Jessica Care Moore, Fred Moten, Harryette Mullen, Morgan Parker, M. NourbeSe Philip, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Koleka Putuma, Roger Reeves, Ed Roberson, Sonia Sanchez, Lemn Sissay, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Simone White, and Kevin Young.

Japanese/America: Transpacific and Hemispheric

February 15, 2019,1:30 – 10 PM

Chancellor Green Rotunda

The Princeton University Program in American Studies and Program in Asian American Studies invite you to explore Japanese America, past and present, transpacific and hemispheric. Afternoon presentations by Andrew Way Leong, Iyko Day, and Karen Umemoto and a panel discussion moderated by symposium organizer Paul Nadal will draw on scholarship across disciplines including literature, history, and urban planning. Novelist Karen Tei Yamashita will present a keynote at 4:30 p.m. discussing her research into her recent family memoir, Letters to Memory, and her introduction to a new edition of John Okada’s No-No Boy, forthcoming from Penguin Books. After a break at 6 p.m, the symposium will resume at 8 p.m. with music and multimedia by Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama, who perform as No-No Boy, transforming research and family legacy into song

Fun Home, February 15, 16, 21, 22 + 23, 2019, 8 PM, Wallace Theater

The Programs in Theater and Music Theater Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir and adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori. This groundbreaking musical introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her father and the rest of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. Winner of five Tony Awards and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Featuring senior Luke Soucy as Alison’s father, with set and lighting design by senior 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. Tickets will be available at tickets.princeton.edu soon.

Author Talk: Robert McGreevey on “Borderline Citizens”

Monday, February 18, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Author and professor Robert McGreevey discusses “Borderline Citizens: The U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration” which explores the intersection of U.S. colonial power and Puerto Rican migration and shows the dynamic and contested meaning of American citizenship.

Writers Room, Princeton Public Library, Tuesday, February 19 and Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm,      Recurring Event (See all)

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.

LLL: Briallen Hopper in Conversation with Rebecca Rainof and Bill Gleason, Princeton Public Library,Thursday, February 21, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The author discusses “Hard to Love,” her debut collection of essays that honors categories of loves and relationships often seen secondary to marriage. She will be joined in conversation by Bill Gleason and Rebecca Rainof of Princeton University’s English department. Community Room

Fund for Irish Studies — Escaping from History: The Dreamworld of Brexit

Fri,  Feb  22,  2019 /  4:30 pm

Noted Irish writer and theater critic Fintan O’Toole presents the annual Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture on “Escaping from History: The Dreamworld of Brexit.”

C.K. Williams Reading Series: Tina Chang

Fri,  Feb  22,  2019 /  6:00 pm

Award-winning poet Tina Chang, first woman to be named poet laureate of Brooklyn, and four creative writing seniors read from their work.

Author: Jamie Bernstein, “Famous Father Girl,” Princeton Public Library, Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The eldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein discusses her book “Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing up Bernstein.” Community Room

Writing Workshop, Princeton Public Library, Thursday, February 28, 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.

Reading by Frank Bidart and Yuri Herrera

Wed,  Mar  6,  2019 /  7:30 pm

Writers Frank Bidart and Yuri Herrera read from their work as part of the 2018-19 Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series.